In 2015, I joined the Sound Understanding team within Google Perception. We focus on building systems that can both analyze and synthesize sound. Being able to work on my hobby (sound and digital signal processing) as my full time job has been a dream come true. We operate as a hybrid research team, which means we both publish our work and deploy it to improve Alphabet’s products and services.
I’ve had the opportunity to work on some neat tasks and projects during my time on the team, but speech synthesis has been what I’ve spent the most time working on.