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 19, 2022 I’ll be hosting a break-out social session at the ALPS NLP winter school on “Managing an interdisciplinary Ph.D.” [slides]
Dec 14, 2021 I gave a talk on my Ph.D work at Saarland University NLPhD Speaker Series seminar
Oct 1, 2021 I joined the LSCP to work with Dr. Alejandrina Cristia and Pr. Emmanuel Dupoux
Jul 5, 2021 I defended my Ph.D. today!