Andy leads the Language Technology workstream for News Labs. Andy has a PhD in machine learning, was a successful academic, and prior to joining News Labs spent 8 years at BBC R&D.
Andy's work for Labs focuses on the production of prototypes and tools for BBC World Service and leads a portfolio of projects predominantly centred around speech to text, automatic translation and text to speech technologies for non-English languages. He specialises in leading external research collaborations and transferring the output of these into the team. Andy has co-authored 25 peer reviewed publications and has contributed to formal standards published by MPEG, DVB, ETSI, DTG and DUK.