Helmer Strik

Centre for Language and Speech Technology, Radboud University

Helmer Strik is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Centre for Language and Speech Technology (CLST), at Radboud University Nijmegen, where he is also the ambassador for innovation.

He is co-founder and CSO of NovoLanguage, and the Chair of the International Speech Communication Association Special Interest Group (ISCA SIG) on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE).

Helmer Strik is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the research group ‘Language and Speech, Learning and Therapy’ and has been involved in many national and international projects, as a coordinator in the case of: “Games Online for Basic Language learning” (GOBL), “Digital Literacy Instructor” (DigLin), “CHAllenging Speech training In Neurological patients by interactive Gaming” (CHASING), and “Idiomatic Second Language Acquisition” (ISLA).

He has published more than 200 papers on various speech-related topics, e.g. pronunciation (modeling), phonetics, acoustics, Language and Speech Technology (L&ST), automatic speech recognition (ASR), and speech technology for e-Health and e-Learning and computer assisted language learning (CALL).