I am a « full time » researcher at CNRS (the National Center for Scientific Research).
I am working at LORIA-INRIA (Lorraine Laboratory for Research into Information Technology and its Applications) in the MultiSpeech group directed by Denis Jouvet. I am interested by recognition and interpretation of signals, mainly in the field of speech recognition.

I am working on

  • robust speech recognition,
  • automatic broadcast news transcription
  • non native speech recognition
  • computer-assisted foreign language learning

I was involved in European  projects:

  • SAM (Speech Assessment Methodologies)
  • AITRAS (An Intelligent Real Time System for Signal Understanding)
  • ROARS (RObust Analytical speech Recognition System)
  • HIWIRE (Human Input that Works In Real Environments),


  • 1987-present Research Scientist CNRS at LORIA
  • 1984-1986 PhD at University Henri Poincaré
  • 1981-1983 Engineering school ENSEM