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    Positions:

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: 
2012-2014      
Post-doctoral Researcher/Lecturer,
University of Pennsylvania
Linguistics Department
 
2010-2012      
Graduate Researcher,
University of Colorado
Phonetics Lab
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    Education:

Ph.D.              
University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012
Linguistics
Advisor: Rebecca Scarborough
 
M.A.              
Stony Brook University (SUNY), 2007
Linguistics
 
B.A.               
University of Florida, 2005
Linguistics & Anthropology (double major, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


    Awards/Honors:

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


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