Badr M. Abdullah

PhD Researcher

Building C7.1
Room 0.14
Universität des Saarlandes (Saarland University)
66123 Saarbrücken

Feel free to contact me at babdullah (at) lsv dot uni-saarland dot de
+49 681 302 58 133

Research Interests

My main research interest is to study and analyze the role of linguistic experience on speech processing using computational modeling techniques. Towards that end, I conduct interdisciplinary research at the intersection of linguistics, speech science, cognitive science, and machine learning. Currently, I am working with deep neural networks as a framework for modeling human speech processing and investigating whether their performance predicts human behavior on spoken-word processing tasks. I am also interested in representation learning for speech and NLP, information-theoretic approaches to the study of language, linguistic typology and language variation, and cross-language speech perception.