Dr. Jon Gudnason is an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering in Reykjavik University.
Dr. Gudnason is a specialist in the field of speech signal processing and heads the Language and Voice Lab of Reykjavik University. He has investigated what effect cognitive workload has on our voice and other biometrics and researched how different voice qualities manifest themselves in the speech signal. He has led research on spoken language technology for Icelandic and developed automatic speech recognition and speech synthesis systems for the language.
Now he also mentors one PhD student on sleep analysis. Dr. Gudnason has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate courses on machine learning, signal processing and spoken language technology at the Reykjavik University’s Departments of Engineering and Computer Science since 2009 and advised masters and PhD project students. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in New York from 2008-2009 and finished his PhD from Imperial College, London in 2007 where he developed voice source parameters for speaker recognition. Dr. Gudnason is a member of the IEEE’s Signal Processing Society and of the International Speech Communications Association ISCA.