Anil’s Biographical Note

Anil’s Biographical Note

Dr Anil Alexander works with Oxford Wave Research as Founder & Director of Research.

He leads OWR’s work in audio acquisition, processing and pattern recognition related product development and R&D services. His interests are forensic audio processing, microphone arrays and speaker recognition. He has worked as a researcher in forensic automatic speaker recognition at the `Speech Processing and Biometrics group’ at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, where he completed his PhD as well as at the ‘Institut de Police Scientifique’, Faculty of Law and Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne. He enjoys teaching audio processing for law enforcement and analyses involving speaker recognition, audio enhancement, and acoustics.

Brief Biography

PhD – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Forensic Automatic Speaker recognition focussing on mismatched recording conditions and their influence on the strength of evidence

Graduate and Undergraduate degrees

Comp. Science: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Comp. Science & Engineering: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Currently: Founder and Research Director, Oxford Wave Research Ltd.

Previously worked with
  • GriffComm Ltd, UK (R&D Director)
  • Clarifying Technologies (UK) (Senior R&D Engineer)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL (Doctoral researcher)
  • Institut de Police Scientifique, Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland (Research Assistant)
  • Veritas (now Symantec) (Associate Software Engineer)

Expert witness in forensic audio cases (enhancement, speaker recognition and audio authentication) for Swiss, UK and Intl agencies

Member and chair of Research Committee of the IAFPA (International Association of Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics)