2020 - Present     Associate Professor
2014- 2020    Assistant Professor
University of California, Davis
Linguistics Department

Co-PI, UC Davis Phonetics Lab
Co-Director, 2019 Linguistic Institute

2020- Present    Area Editor (Phonetics & Phonology), Linguistics Vanguard (Mouton)

Affiliated Faulty, Center for Mind & Brain,
UC Davis
Affiliated Faulty, French & Italian Department,
UC Davis

Past Employment: 
Post-doctoral Researcher/Lecturer,
University of Pennsylvania
Linguistics Department
Graduate Researcher,
University of Colorado
Phonetics Lab
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University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012
Advisor: Rebecca Scarborough
Stony Brook University (SUNY), 2007
University of Florida, 2005
Linguistics & Anthropology (double major, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America

2019 Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research    

Amazon Faculty Research Award. "Applying human 'speech rules' to Alexa: Impact of acoustic-phonetic modifications on device engagement and perceived naturalness."

Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare Seed Grant. "Using device-directed speech in children and adults to automatically detect autistic traits."

NSF BCS-1822522. "Workshop: 5th Workshop on Sound Change: Sound change in endangered or small speech communities."  (with Alan Yu, PI). 

Interdisciplinary Research Grant. "How infants learn from infant-directed speech". (with Katharine Graf Estes, PI). 

Hellman Foundation Fellow, UC Davis, 2017-2018

ISS Junior Faculty Research Grant, UC Davis, 2018

Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies/ Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat, Munich, Germany, May 2016.

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Office: 278 Kerr Hall 
Email: gzellou@ucdavis.edu

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