Thomas Schatz is an assistant professor at the Laboratoire d’Informatique et Systèmes (LIS). He joined the LIS in 2021 after his postdoctoral positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Maryland (UMD), both in Naomi Feldman’s lab. He had previously obtained his PhD from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in 2016 under the supervision of Emmanuel Dupoux and Francis Bach.
Thomas studies perception in humans, in other animals, as well as in machines, with a focus on understanding how human infants learn to perceive speech and how that might inspire the design of less costly, more capable and more reliable artificial speech processing systems. He is also one of the organisers of ILCB summer school.