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 NeurIPS, 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 ans NeurIPS.

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.

Researcher
Lucas

French

Graduated 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.

Researcher
Wei Zhen

Malaysian

Wei Zhen graduated from the MSc Applied Computing program at University of Toronto, formerly advised by David Duvenaud. He also completed an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics.

Researcher
Rithesh

Indian

MSc student at Mila advised by Yoshua Bengio. Works on generative models of speech, text and images with publications at ICLR and NeurIPS.

Research engineer
Vicky

Indian

Currently a master's student at UdeM (MILA). Has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur. Previously worked at Microsoft as a Research Engineer.

UI/UX Designer
Patricia

Colombian

UX-UI designer with more than 5 years of experience. Previously worked at DDB Colombia.

Research engineer
Kurt

Canadian

Kurt completed his MSc in Speech and Language Processing at the University of Edinburgh, and before that, did his BASc in Electrical Engineering at UBC.

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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