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Queen's Birthday Honours 2022

Queen's Birthday Honours 2022

Professor Stephen Young (left) and Dr Adrian Weller

Professor Stephen Young and Dr Adrian Weller are among the Cambridge academics recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2022.

Professor Stephen Young

Stephen Young, Emeritus Professor in the Information Engineering Division and Fellow of Emmanuel College, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to software engineering.

Professor Young’s research interests lie in the area of spoken language systems, including speech recognition, speech synthesis and dialogue management.

"Around the world millions of people are now routinely interacting with machines using speech and natural language.

"Cambridge University has been a leader in this technology and I am honoured to receive this award on behalf of the many colleagues and students who have worked with me over the years and collectively contributed to its solution."

Dr Adrian Weller

Dr Adrian Weller, Senior Research Fellow in the Information Engineering Division and researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to digital innovation.

"I am delighted to receive this honour, acknowledging the incredible work taking place across the AI ecosystem. I have been fortunate to work with many inspiring colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines at Cambridge, Turing, the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation and beyond.

"I hope I can encourage more people to get involved as we try together to design, develop and deploy trustworthy technologies which benefit individuals and society."

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