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.

In October 2021, I joined the LSCP laboratory at ENS Ulm as a postdoctoral researcher. I’m working with Pr. Alejandrina Cristia in the LAAC team (Language Acquisition Across Cultures) and with Pr. Emmanuel Dupoux in the CoML team (Cognitive Machine Learning). My research takes place within the framework of the ExELang project (Experience Effects on Early Language).

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


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’
Nov 7, 2022 Back from my very first linguistic fieldwork (in Bolivia)!
Aug 31, 2022 Gave two talks at ESCoP2022 in Lille!
Feb 8, 2022 Qualification CNU aux fonctions de McF en section n°27 (Informatique) et n°7 (Sciences du Langage)