Full Professor at UMONS, president of the NUMEDIART Institute for Creative Technology
Thierry Dutoit graduated as an electrical engineer and Ph.D. in 1988 and 1993 from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (now UMONS), Belgium, where he teaches Circuit Theory, Signal Processing, and Speech Processing.
In 1995, he initiated the MBROLA project for free multilingual speech synthesis.
Between 1996 and 1998, he spent 16 months at AT&T-Bell Labs, in Murray Hill (NJ) and Florham Park (NJ).
He is the author of several books on Speech Synthesis and Applied Signal Processing, and he wrote or co-wrote more than 20 journal papers, and more than 120 papers on speech processing, biomedical signal processing, and digital art technology.
He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing (2003-2006) and the president of ISCA’s SynSIG interest group on speech synthesis, from 2007 to 2010.
In 2005, he initiated the eNTERFACE 4-weeks summer workshops on Multimodal Interfaces and was the organizer eNTERFACE’05 in Mons, Belgium. He was also part of the organizing committee of INTERSPEECH’07 in Antwerpen.
T. Dutoit is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering societies, and has been part of the Speech and Language Technical Committee of the IEEE from 2009 to 2011. He served as a President for the ISCA Special interest group on speech synthesis (2007-2010).
He is involved in collaborations between UMONS and ACAPELA-GROUP, a European company specialized in TTS products.
Recently he founded the NUMEDIART Institute for Creative Technology at UMONS, of which he is the director.