Xiaodong Cui  Xiaodong Cui photo         

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Principal Research Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  IEEE Signal Processing Society   |  IEEE, Senior Member


I am a principal research staff member in the speech group of the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center.  My research interests include automatic speech recognition (particularly noise robustness and speaker adaptation), multi-lingual speech-to-speech translation, digital speech processing, statistical signal processing, machine learning and pattern recognition. Most recently, I have been working on deep learning in speech applications.

I received my B.S. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, M.S. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and Ph.D degree from University of California, Los Angeles, all in electrical engineering. 



  • DARPA Transtac project for multi-lingual speech-to-speech translation
  • IARPA Babel project for spoken term detection
  • Unsupervised Learning Techniques for Large Unlabeled Data for Speech
  • E2E Learning for Speech Recognition and Synthesis
  • Fast and accurate speech recognition for customer care
  • Distrbuted acoustic modeling for automatic speech recognition



Adjunct Professor,  Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University


Professional Services

  • Associate Editor, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing  (2016 - 2020)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters  (2021 - present)
  • Elected member of IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee (SLTC). 
  • Co-technical chair of 2020 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT).
  • Area Chair of NeurIPS (2020, 2021) and ICLR (2021,2022).