Benjamin Elie

Research Associate

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 2.14, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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I am a Research Associate at the Univeristy of Edinburgh, working on the ERC project PlanArt led by Prof. Alice Turk. My work aims at developing computational models of articulatory planning of spoken utterances.

I previously worked on various acoustics and articulatory models of human speech production, as a member of the MULTISPEECH at Loria (Nancy, France) and as a member of the TLP team at LISN (Orsay, France).

I have also worked on musical acoustics for assistance to instrument making during my PhD at LAUM (Le Mans, France) and as postdoctoral researcher at Ensta-Paris, France. 


- PhD in Acoustics (Université du Maine, France)

- Master's degree in Acoustics, Signal Processing and Computer Science applied to Music (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)

Research summary

Speech production, Signal processing, Acoustics 

Current research interests

Articulatory planning

Past research interests

- Signal processing and inverse problems for phonetics: - Articulatory model - Acoustic-to-articulatory inversion - Compressed sensing for MRI speech reconstruction - Periodic/Aperiodic source decomposition of speech signals - Phonetics: - Strategies of production of fricatives - Articulatory models of speech production - Mechanics/Acoustics: - Musical acoustics for assistance to instrument making - Speech synthesis using acoustic models - Physical modeling of trill consonants