Mr David Ferris

Research Officer

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
d.ferris@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 59765

Overview

Research Interests

  • Speech Synthesis and Natural Language Processing
    I am interested in methods of producing more intelligible, natural, and emotive computer-generated speech. In particular, I am developing a just-in-time incremental text-to-speech synthesizer for use in social robotics applications.
  • Topological Data Analysis
    Many high-dimensional datasets have structures which cannot effectively be visualised in two- or three-dimensional spaces. I am interested in approaches such as persistent homology which identify and categorise these properties, and how to extract useful meaning from this information.

Publications

  • Goodwin, Graham C., Cea, Mauricio G., Seron, Maria M., Ferris, David, Middleton, Richard H. and Campos, Bernardo (2012). Opportunities and challenges in the application of nonlinear MPC to industrial problems. In: IFAC Proceedings Volumes. IFAC Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Conference, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, (39-49). 23-27 August 2012. doi:10.3182/20120823-5-NL-3013.00006

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Publications

Conference Publication

  • Goodwin, Graham C., Cea, Mauricio G., Seron, Maria M., Ferris, David, Middleton, Richard H. and Campos, Bernardo (2012). Opportunities and challenges in the application of nonlinear MPC to industrial problems. In: IFAC Proceedings Volumes. IFAC Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Conference, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, (39-49). 23-27 August 2012. doi:10.3182/20120823-5-NL-3013.00006