Dr. Athanassios I. Hatzis has a strong research background in clinical applications of Speech Technology. He spent ten years on research and education in top U.K universities. Most importantly he was the initiator and work-package technical leader of Ortho-Logo-Paedia (OLP) project (2.67M€, QoL, FP5) and the principal investigator of Speech Recognition for Severely Dysarthric Speakers (STARDUST) project (EUR 275000€, NEAT, NHS, U.K). Based on these projects and his PhD (Optical Logo-Therapy) Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, (assessment grade 5/5), founded CAST (clinical applications of speech technology), a multidisciplinary group. He has published both in Speech Technology and neurotechnology sectors in peer reviewed journals and conferences.
The research progress and the coherence in the succession of projects is reflected in the diagram below and on the gradual software development :
V.A.H.I.S.O.M – Visualization of Articulation for the Hearing Impaired with Self-Organizing maps
OLTk – Optical Logo-Therapy Toolkit
STAPTk – Speech Technology Applications Toolkit