Dr. Ladan Baghai-Ravary is the CEO and Director of Speech Technology and Research at Aculab. She is responsible for the development of numerous AI technologies, in particular voice and face biometrics, and multi-factor authentication, to help businesses mitigate fraud.
Dr. Ravary has worked both in the telecoms industry and in academia since the 1990''s, including 8 years at the University of Oxford. Her publications include book chapters, journal articles and conference papers spanning the fields of AI, speech and image technologies. Her best-selling book “Automatic Speech Signal Analysis for Clinical Diagnosis and Assessment of Speech Disorders” inspired new research in the field of telehealth applications.
Another project of note involved creating a system for the collection and analysis of a large multi-national database of recordings from 25,000 speakers, for research into voice characteristics for health applications and Parkinson’s Disease. This data was collected in an exceptionally short timespan, using Aculab's CPaaS offering, Aculab Cloud. It has since formed the basis of many academic publications.