Dr. Michelle Cohn is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the UC Davis Phonetics Lab, associated with the Department of Linguistics. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics at UC Davis in 2018. Her postdoctoral training includes a 2.5 year Social, Behavioral, and Economics (SBE) Postdoctoral Fellowship through the National Science Foundation. Since 2022, Dr. Cohn has also been a Visiting Researcher with the Google Responsible AI and Human-Centered Technologies group*.

Dr. Cohn’s research program aims to uncover the cognitive sources of variation in how people produce and perceive phonetic details in speech. Her work has published in a variety of journals, including Cognition, Journal of Phonetics, Language, Cognition, & Neuroscience (LCN), Journal of Acoustical Society of America (JASA), and Speech Communication, as well as conference proceedings, such as Interspeech, the Cognitive Science Society, International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, and the ACM Conversational User Interfaces. In 2021, Dr. Cohn received the UC Davis Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research, awarded based on research innovation, productivity, and impact.

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