Biography

Dr Sarah Taylor is a Research Fellow in the School of Computing Sciences and leads the Digital Humans Group in the Graphics, Vision and Speech Laboratory. Her research interests concern analysis and synthesis of faces and bodies during speech. She has worked on projects relating to computer lip-reading, automatic redubbing of video and speech-driven facial animation.

Dr. Taylor’s PhD thesis concerned identifying and formally defining units of visual speech to be used for facial animation. During her PhD studies, she completed two internships at Disney Research in Pittsburgh, USA, working on faces and speech. Following her PhD, Dr. Taylor worked as an Associate Research Scientist for two years at Disney Research.

In 2015 Dr. Taylor returned to UEA to establish her own group. In 2017 She became a Lecturer in Computing Science and in 2018 achieved an EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellowship.

Academic Background

Sarah completed her PhD at the University of East Anglia in 2012. Prior to this she studied for a degree in Computing Science, from which she graduated with a first class. 

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