My name is Tuka, and I'm a PhD candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I apply techniques in signal processing, machine learning, and statistics to build A.I. systems that can decode speech into text, and interpret spoken interactions.
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I focus on problems that use a novel combination of information in order to develop a better understanding of how we speak, express emotions, and interact with each other. If we can understand this, then we are a step closer towards buidling a system we can use in our everyday lives to improve our health and wellbeing.
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I've had the opportunity to work with some wonderful people and organisations. Their mentorship, guidance, and wisdom has allowed me to grow.
I like to see my work being used in real world applications, so I try hard to develop systems that can be deployed and used. I also have a startup - The Ghamut Corporation - that develops technologies at the interface of artificial intelligence and human interaction. Our projects include a mood sensing wearable (EMOTE) and a platform (CONNECT) to facilitate connections between prospective friends and co-workers. We also provide consulting services and end-to-end system development.