Professor Thomas Hain

PhD, Dipl.-Ing.

Professor Thomas Hain


Department: Computer Science

Faculty: Engineering

Research expertise

  • Speech and audio technology

  • Machine intelligence for natural interfaces


Telephone: +44 114 222 1836


University profile


Thomas leads the Speech and Hearing Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, and has founded the subgroup on machine intelligence for natural interfaces. He has published over 130 papers in international journals and conferences, and has been investigator on grants exceeding £6 million. His work covers a wide range of topics in natural language processing, speech, audio and multimedia technology, machine learning, and complex system optimisation and design.

Current international roles include:

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Computer Speech and Language

  • Elected Member IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee – Awards

  • Programme committee SLSP 2016

  • Designated Technical Chair Interspeech 2019

Current research projects

  • EPSRC Programme grant Natural Speech Technology

  • Google research award – WFST decoders

  • itslanguage – Tuto

  • BBC – Diarisation of broadcast media

  • dstl – Status 3