about me

At Carnegie Mellon University, my research focus was human-computer interaction through spoken dialog systems. I have also contributed to the field of human-based computation and incorporated crowdsourcing in my research.


Search engine aggregator created to facilitate finding sailboats for sale in your area. Find your dream boat at sailboatlocator.com


Hosting a party? Set up a decide.fm station and have your hosts decide what song to play next.


Humans adapt to each others at various levels during a conversation. LexE investigates how this phenomenon transposes to human-computer interaction, and how to use it to provide better dialog systems.


VoIP-enabled spoken dialog system based on Olympus architecture. It will be handling a subset of calls to the City of Pittsburgh 311 line.


M. Eskenazi, G.-A. Levow, H. Meng, G. Parent, and D. Suendermann. Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment. Wiley, Hoboken, USA, May 2013. [Amazon]


G. Parent and M. Eskenazi. Speaking to the Crowd: looking at the past achievements in using crowdsourcing for speech and predicting future challenges. Interspeech 2011. [PDF]

A. Black, S. Burger, A. Conkie, H. Hastie, S. Keizer, O. Lemon, N. Merigaud, G. Parent, G. Schubiner, B. Thomson, J.D. Williams, K. Yu, S. Young and M. Eskenazi. Spoken Dialog Challenge 2010: Comparison of Live and Control Test Results SIGDIAL 2011. [PDF]

G. Parent and M. Eskenazi. CHI 2011. [PDF] Sources of Variability and Adaptive Tasks.


G. Parent and M. Eskenazi. Toward Better Crowdsourced Transcription: Transcription of a Year of the Let's Go Bus Information System Data. SLT 2010. [PDF]

A. Black, S. Burger, B. Langner, G. Parent and M. Eskenazi. Spoken Dialog Challenge 2010. SLT 2010. [PDF]

G. Parent and M. Eskenazi. Lexical Entrainment of Real Users in the Let's Go Spoken Dialog System. Interspeech 2010. [PDF]

G. Parent and M. Eskenazi. Clustering dictionary definitions using Amazon Mechanical Turk. NAACL/HLT 2010 MTurk workshop. [PDF]

K. Dela Rosa, G. Parent and M. Eskenazi. Multimodal learning of words: A study on the use of speech synthesis to reinforce written text in L2 language learning. SLaTE 2010. [PDF]


G. Parent, M. Gagnon, and P. Muller. Annotation d'expressions temporelles et d'événements en français. TALN2008. [PDF]

  • C/C++
  • JAVA
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Hadoop
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Natural Language Processing