Laura Lechler

Data Engineer

Laura Lechler loves working at the interface between AI-driven speech technology and qualitative linguistic research, driving the implementation of a crowdsourcing-based subjective test framework for of speech AI products at Cisco Webex. She joined Cisco in 2022, after graduating from The University of Edinburgh, UK, with an MSc in Speech and Language Processing. Besides the computational aspects of her work with speech, she enjoys being able to leverage her background in linguistics to contribute to Webex’s speech enhancement solutions. Another research interest of hers is focused on the reflections of sociodemographic factors in speech and voice data and how these can cause and prevent biases.

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