Human Language Technology

Eng Siong Chng

Associate Professor

School of Computer Science and Engineering

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore


Personal Profile:

I am currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering SCSE, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Concurrently, I am Asst Chair of Graduate Students for SCSE since Jan 2019.

Prior to joining NTU in 2003, I worked in: Knowles Electronics (2001-2002), Lernout and Hauspie (1999-2000,Belgium), Institute of Infocomm Research (1996-1999,I2R, Singapore), and RIKEN (1996,Japan).

I received both BEng (Hons) and PhD from Edinburgh University, U.K. in 1991 and 1996 respectively. My PhD was supervised by Bernard Mulgrew, Peter Grant and Chen Sheng.

My area of focus is in speech research and signal processing. To date, I have been Principal Investigator of several research grants awarded by NTU-Rolls Royce, Mindef, MOE and AStar with a total funding amount of over S$ 9 million under the Speech and Language Research Group at SCSE. I have supervised 13 PhD students and 8 Masters Engineering students.

My publications include 2 edited books and over 100 journal/conference papers. I have served as the publication chair for 5 international conferences (Human Agent Interaction 2016, INTERSPEECH 2014, APSIPA-2010, APSIPA-2011, ISCSLP-2006), and have been an associate editor for IEICE (special issue 2012), a reviewer for Speech Communications, Eupsico, IEEE Trans Man,System and Cybernectics Part B, Journal of Signal Processing System, ACM Multimedia Systems, IEEE Trans Neural Network, IEEE Trans CAS-II, and Signal Processing.

I was the recipient of the Tan Chin Tuan fellowship (2007) to visit Tsinghua University, the JSPS travel grant award (2008) to visit Tokyo Institute of Technology, and the Merlion Singapore-France research collaboration award in 2009.


  • AI speech lab: Automatic Speech Recognition for Public Services

Research interests

  • Code-switch speech recognition
  • Robust Large vocabulary continuous speech recognition
  • Keyword spotting
  • Speech Understanding (ChatBot)
  • Speech enhancement
  • Speaker identification