Mitchell McLaren, Ph.D., is an advanced research engineer in SRI International’s Speech Technology and Research (STAR) Laboratory. His research interests include speaker and language identification, as well as other biometrics such as face recognition.
At SRI, McLaren is task lead of the Speaker Identification task for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech (RATS) program. In past projects, he was heavily involved in the Threshold Calibration for Speaker Identification project from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and in the production of SRI’s submission to the 2012 Speaker Recognition Evaluation held by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Prior to joining SRI, McLaren was a postdoctoral researcher and the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands where he focused on speaker and face identification on the Bayesian Biometrics for Forensics (BBfor2) project, funded by the Marie Curie Actions Research Fellowship Programme.