Mikey Elmers

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Speech and Audio Processing Laboratory at Kyoto University working with Prof. Dr. Tatsuya Kawahara. My work investigates spoken dialogue systems for human-robot interaction and virtual agents. I focus on experimental design, data collection, statistical analyses, coding, data visualization, and the promotion of reproducible research practices.

Previously I was a PhD researcher for the PINTS project which focused on pause-internal phonetic particles in speech communication. I examined the influence of pause particles in speech synthesis. My supervisors were Prof. Dr. Bernd Möbius and Dr. Jürgen Trouvain from the Language Science and Technology department at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.


PhD in Phonetics | 2023 | Saarland University
MA in International Culture and Communication Studies | 2020 | Waseda University
BA in Linguistics | 2018 | University of Minnesota