William N. Havard

Computational Linguist

I got my Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics from Université Grenoble Alpes in July 2021. I worked at the LIG laboratory (GETALP team) and at LIDILEM laboratory and was supersived by Pr. Laurent Besacier and Pr. Jean-Pierre Chevrot. During my final year, I was also ATER (temporary teaching and research fellow) at IUT2 Grenoble where I taught in the Computer Science departement.

From October 2021 to September 2023, I worked at the LSCP laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher and was a member of the LAAC team (Language Acquisition Across Cultures).

In October 2023, I joined the LLL (Laboratoire Ligérien de Linguistique) at the University of Orléans (not the new one, the old one) to work on speech technologies for Creole Language, in collaboration with Pr. Emmanuel Schang and Pr. Benjamin Lecouteux from the LIG laboratory (GETALP team).

Most of my work revolves around speech processing, and deep learning. I’m also interested in language typology and endangered language documentation and description.


Nov 20, 2023 One paper accepted at the LIFT23 workshop
Oct 25, 2023 Presented a poster at MPAL23
May 17, 2023 2 papers accepted at Interspeech 2023!
Jan 20, 2023 I hosted a break-out social session at the ALPS Winter School on “Managing an interdisciplinary Ph.D.” [slides]
Nov 14, 2022 Attended LIFT-TAL where I presented preliminary results on glottal production/perception in Tsimane’