Team

We are a dedicated and hard working team. We come from many places in the world and share the same vision about Lyrebird.

Co-founder
Alexandre de Brébisson

French

PhD student at the MILA lab supervised by Pascal Vincent and Yoshua Bengio. Research has been awarded with Druide, Bombardier and Winton prizes. Publications at NIPS, ICLR and CVPR. Winner of the Taxi Kaggle competition.

Co-founder
Kundan Kumar

Indian

PhD student at MILA, advised by Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville. B.Tech-M.Tech dual degree in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur. Expertise in speech synthesis with publications at ICLR and ICASSP.

Co-founder
Jose Sotelo

Mexican

PhD (and former MSc) student at the MILA lab. Supervised by Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville. Expertise in speech synthesis with publications at ICLR.

Head of operations
David

Mexican

David previously worked as a Management Consultant for McKinsey & Company and as Global Director for one of the largest e-commerce in LatAm. Also, he is practically invincible at Mario Kart.

Research linguist and data collection manager
Francesca

British

A Linguistics graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Francesca has more than 5 years of experience working on speech synthesis. At Lyrebird, she leads our data collection efforts.

Senior Researcher
Thibault

French

Thibault is a Senior Researcher at Lyrebird with extensive experience in academia and industry. He holds a PhD in particle physics, developed embedded tracking and monitoring algorithms for the automotive industry and is now leading efforts to improve the naturalness of synthetic speech.

Lead software architect
Nicolas

French

Senior software engineer, Nicolas previously worked at Desjardins and Ubisoft where he scaled real-time systems to infinity.

Research engineer
Piotr

Polish

Piotr graduated in Computer Science from University of Warsaw. Before joining Lyrebird, Piotr worked on various machine learning projects at Google.

Senior full-stack engineer
Thomas

American

Thomas enjoys working on hard problems at all levels of the software stack. Previously, he has worked at NPR and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Full-stack software engineer
Thomas

French

Thomas is currently studying at Centrale Paris and passionate about IT and developing since age 10. Thomas wrote the very first Java MP3 decoding library to decode and play back mp3 files as well as the first Java library to send Skype messages programatically.

Research engineer
Lucas

French

About to graduate from Centrale Lyon, Lucas is a true deep learning enthusiast. He has extensive experience in building neural networks, from handwriting generation to speech recognition, not forgetting representation learning.

Research engineer
Wei Zhen

Malaysian

MSc Applied Computing student at University of Toronto, advised by David Duvenaud. He completed an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics.

Our Mentor and Advisor

Yoshua Bengio

Yoshua Bengio is one of the most renowned professor in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He leads the MILA institute affiliated to the University of Montréal and McGill.

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