Chung-Ming Chien (簡仲明)

Chicago, Illinois, United States


Jiaming Lake, Taiwan

July 31, 2022

I am a Ph.D. student at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), working with Karen Livescu. My research interests cover speech and NLP. Recently, I am particularly interested in the development, analysis, and application of self-supervised representations.

Before joining TTIC, I received my Master’s degree in Computer Science at National Taiwan University (NTU) under the supervision of Lin-shan Lee and Hung-yi Lee in the Speech Processing Lab. I also joined the TTS Research Group of Amazon Alexa in Cambridge, UK, as a science intern in the autumn of 2021.

Aside from being a researcher, I am a sports enthusiasts and an amateur athlete. I captained the baseball varsity team of NTU during my undergraduate years, and I am also broadly interested in tennis, hiking, scuba diving, marathon, swimming, badminton, and training!


Dec 15, 2022 My open-source FastSpeech 2 project gets over 1000 stars on Github :sparkles:
Nov 18, 2022 I gave a talk at the TTIC Student Workshop with the topic of Self‐Supervised Pre‐Trained Voice Conversion!
Sep 27, 2022 I joined the Speech and Language Group at TTIC as a Ph.D. student. New life in Chicago!
Jan 22, 2022 Voice Filter was accepted by ICASSP 2022. Thanks my team members from Amazon during my wonderful internship in Cambridge :gb:
Jun 30, 2021 I finished my thesis defense and received my Master’s degree from NTU. Thanks my thesis committee and my advisors, Lin-shan Lee and Hung-yi Lee! :mortar_board:

selected publications

  1. Investigating on Incorporating Pretrained and Learnable Speaker Representations for Multi-Speaker Multi-Style Text-to-Speech
    Chung-Ming Chien, Jheng-Hao Lin, Chien-yu Huang, and 2 more authors
    In ICASSP 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Jun 2021
  2. FragmentVC: Any-To-Any Voice Conversion by End-To-End Extracting and Fusing Fine-Grained Voice Fragments with Attention
    Chung-Ming Chien*, Yist Y. Lin*, Jheng-Hao Lin, and 2 more authors
    *equal contribution
    In ICASSP 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Jun 2021
  3. Hierarchical Prosody Modeling for Non-Autoregressive Speech Synthesis
    Chung-Ming Chien, and Hung-yi Lee
    In 2021 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT) Jan 2021