BSc, MPhil, PhD (CUHK)

+852 3943 8267
Rm324, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building,
The Chinese Univerisity of Hong Kong,
Shatin, Hong Kong

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Tan Lee received his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1996. He is now a Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering and the Associate Dean for Education in the Faculty of Engineering, CUHK. He is also the Associate Dean of Students at the SHHO College, CUHK.

Tan Lee has been working on speech and language related research for nearly 30 years. His research interests cover speech and audio signal processing, spoken language technology, deep learning models for speech and language,  speech technology for healthcare, paralinguistics in speech, neurological basis of speech and language, etc. Tan Lee is specialized in research and applications related to the Cantonese dialect spoken in Hong Kong. He led the effort on developing Cantonese-focused spoken language technologies that have been widely licensed for industrial applications. His work addressed many challenging problems in multi-lingual and cross-lingual speech processing, e.g., code-switching, low- or zero-resource languages. Tan Lee's recent works are featured by in-depth and substantive collaboration across a wide spectrum of disciplines. He is committed to apply signal processing and machine learning methods to atypical speech and language that are resulted from different kinds of human communication scenarios.

At CUHK, Tan Lee teaches courses on signals and systems, digital signal processing, speech processing and automatic speech recognition. He was invited to teach advanced courses for elite computer science students at Tsinghua University, and at the Globex Summer Programme of Peking University. Since 2019, Tan Lee has been teaching and supervising talented secondary-school students from the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE).

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