Dr Jon Barker is a Reader in Computer Science in the Speech and Hearing Research Group. He has a first-class degree in electrical and information sciences from Cambridge University, UK. After receiving a PhD from the University of Sheffield in 1999, he has worked at GIPSA-lab, Grenoble and IDIAP research institute in Switzerland and has had a permanent post at Sheffield since 2002.
Current research projects
AVCOGHEAR is a multidisciplinary EPSRC funded project in collaboration with the University of Stirling for developing a next-generation multimodal hearing aid. The aid will be designed to help users in noisy environments; the device will use a miniaturised camera that can lip read, process information in real-time, and seamlessly fuse and switch between audio and visual cues. The project team span computer science, psychology, a hearing researcher with advice from an industrial partner, Phonak.