QA and Customer Experience Specialist
Tom joined the Oxford Wave Research team in 2020, working as a Quality Assurance and Customer Experience Specialist. This involves ensuring that all our products work exactly how you want them to, identifying any areas for correction and improvement. He interfaces with the various wings of the company to keep all aspects of the products in line with what customers are wanting and needing.
Tom’s educational background spans electronic music to forensic phonetics. After completing his Music undergraduate degree at Jesus College, Oxford, he went on to study a Masters degree in Forensic Speech Science at the University of York. As an electronic composer, Tom created various means of human-machine interfacing, including the multichannel musical interpretation of sign language hand motions. In his Masters dissertation, Tom looked at listener perceptions and descriptions of lexical tone, considering how ear-witness testimonies can be interpreted to further refine a speaker profile in the absence of a criminal recording. These diverse qualifications have granted him a variety of skills, in audio-visual programming, audio recording, editing, and enhancement; automatic speaker recognition, forensic phonetics, and statistics.
Alankar Aryal Atreya
External Consultant, Previously Research Engineer at OWR
Alankar Aryal Atreya worked as a research engineer at Oxford Wave Research from 2013 to 2018 and developed many of our latest products in the areas of audio fingerprint analysis, audio processing and speaker recognition. Alankar received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University, India in 2009. He brings a wealth of software development experience having previously worked as a software developer in Hitech Valley iNet Ltd. and IT Himalaya, based in Nepal. In 2013 he received his Dipl.-Ing. Degree working on his master’s thesis on “Combining multiple tracking approach to improve performance” at the Institute of Information Technology, Alpen-Adria Universität, Austria. He has won the best student award in EPiCS video contest organised by “European Proprioception in Computing Systems” (EPiCS). His main areas of interest are speaker recognition, audio processing, image processing, object tracking and computer vision.
His LinkedIn profile can be found here.
- Alexander Carver (staff, QA and software testing)
- Andrea Fröhlich (internship)
- Bence Halpern (internship)