Biography


Helen graduated from UEA with a 2:1 honours degree in Information Systems and Software Engineering in 2008. From 2008 – 2010 she was the lead researcher for a JISC funded project at UEA in sustainable computing and followed this up with 6 months as a research analyst for energy reduction in sustainable buildings.

In 2012 Helen returned to UEA to complete a PhD entitled "Decoding visemes: improving machine lip-reading". This project has involved understanding visemes (a unit within a visual signal) to improve visual speech classifiers. In 2014 Helen was first runner-up for Best Student Paper at SPIE - Security and Defense.

Alongside her PhD studies Helen continues to work with university colleagues on sustainable technology projects, is an Associate Tutor for Undergraduate and Masters students and participates in the University outreach program in local schools promoting science and higher education. At graduation 2014 Helen received the UEA Excellence in Teaching Award.


Miss Yogi Bear

All Publications

Bear, H. L., Harvey, R.

(2017)

Phoneme-to-viseme mappings: the good, the bad, and the ugly,

in Speech Communication

95

pp. 40-67

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bear, H., Harvey, R.

(2016)

Decoding visemes: improving machine lip-reading,

Full Text

(Poster)

(Published)


Bear, H. L., Harvey, R., Lan, Y.

(2015)

Finding phonemes: improving machine lip-reading,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bear, H. L., Cox, S., Harvey, R.

(2015)

Speaker-independent machine lip-reading with speaker-dependent viseme classifiers,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bear, H. L., Harvey, R., Theobald, B., Lan, Y.

(2014)

Which Phoneme-to-Viseme Maps Best Improve Visual-Only Computer Lip-Reading?,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bear, H. L., Harvey, R., Lan, Y.

(2014)

Resolution Limits on visual speech recognition,

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bear, H. L., Owen, G., Harvey, R., Theobald, B.

(2014)

Some observations on computer lip-reading: moving from the dream to the reality,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)