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Ioannis Syrigos has been the Head of Information Technology for Channel Doubler, a web technology and interactive media company specialising in web design, development and optimisation for the past eight years.  At the same time he is an IT Lecturer at Victoria University in Sydney. Prior to that he has worked as an IT Project Manager in the Ministry of Mercantile Marines in Greece,  IT Consultant specialising in Software Design and Development, Professor of Web Programming with a French University in Greece, Project Administrator and Network Specialist for the Municipality of Athens, Researcher in Neuroscience at Keele University in the UK, and Professor of Computer Programming and Artificial Intelligence with major Greek Universities.

Ioannis obtained a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece, in 1994, and obtained his PhD specialising in speech recognition and neural networks in 2002. He has more than fifteen articles published in scientific journals and magazines on the subject of speech recognition.

Ioannis’ native language is Greek and he is fluent in English.

Although I am not in AI anymore, a list of my publications is below. (Please note my published name is John Sirigos).

Scientific Conferences

  • ‘A comparison of several speech parameters for speaker independent speech recognition and speaker recognition’, J.Sirigos, N. Fakotakis and G. Kokkinakis, Proc. of European Conf. on Speech Com. and Technology, EUROSPEECH ‘95, September ’95, Madrid, Spain.
  • ‘A high performance speaker recognition system based on vowel spotting and neural nets’, N. Fakotakis, J. Sirigos, and G. Kokkinakis, Proc. of Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ΙΕΕΕ ICASSP 1996.
  • ‘Vowel-Non vowel classification of speech using an MLP and Rules’, J. Sirigos, V. Darsinos, N. Fakotakis, G. Kokkinakis, EUSIPCO ’96, Triest, Italy.
  • ‘Text-Independent off-line writer recognition using Neural Networks’, D. Valkaniotis, J. Sirigos, N. Fakotakis, G. Kokkinakis, EUSIPCO ’96, Triest, Italy.
  • ‘Vowel-Non vowel decision using Neural networks and Rules’, J. Sirigos, V. Darsinos, N. Fakotakis, G. Kokkinakis, IEEE ICECS ‘96, Rodos, Greece.
  • ‘Text-Independent off-line writer recognition using Neural Networks’, D. Valkaniotis, J. Sirigos, N. Fakotakis, G. Kokkinakis, IEEE ICECS ‘96, Rodos, Greece.
  • ‘Improving Environmental Robustness of Speech Recognition using ANNs’, J. Sirigos, N. Fakotakis, G. Kokkinakis, DSP ’97, Santorini, Greece.
  • ‘A high performance vowel spotting system based on a multi-stage architecture’, J. Sirigos, N. Fakotakis and G. Kokkinakis, EUSIPCO 98, Rodos, Greece.
  • ‘High Performance Text-Independent Speaker Recognition System based on Voiced/Unvoiced segmentation and Multiple Neural Nets’, John Sirigos and Nikos Fakotakis , Eurospeech 99, Budapest, Hungary, September 5-10, 1999.
  • ‘An hybrid ANN/HMM Syllable recognition module based on Vowel Spotting’, John Sirigos and Nikos Fakotakis , Eurospeech 99, Budapest, Hungary, September 5-10, 1999.
  • ‘Improving environmental robustness of speech recognition systems’, John Sirigos, Nikos Fakotakis and George Kokkinakis , Workshop on Robust Methods for Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions, Tampere, Finland, May 25-26, 1999
  • ‘Using HMM and speaker classification information for rapid unsupervised speaker adaptation’, John Sirigos, Nikos Fakotakis and George Kokkinakis, 2002 ΙΕΕΕ International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems, 21-24 November 2002.

Scientific Magazines

  • ‘A Hybrid Syllable Recognition System Based on Vowel Spotting’, John Sirigos, Nikos Fakotakis and George Kokkinakis, Speech Communication, Volume 38, Issue 3, November 2002, Page 427.
  • ‘Perception of formant transitions in real speech utterances’, J. C. Sirigos and W. A. Ainsworth, Speech Communication.