Welcome to my website!

Hi there! My name is Matt, and I'm a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin V. Tucker in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta. I specialize in phonetics and work as a research assistant in the Alberta Phonetics Laboratory. My current research endeavors center around the perception and processing of nonwords and applying modern machine learning techniques to problems in phonetics, such as forced alignment.

I have also written the PraatDocExtractor program, which extracts documentation from a Praat script and exports it to a Markdown file for you to use in the process of documenting your code. The program is available as a Python program or a Praat script and is licensed under the LGPL v 2.1 software license.

In addition, I'm also in the process of writing implementations of commonly used vowel overlap metrics—the spectral overlap assessment metric, the a posteriori probability metric, the vowel overlap analysis with convex hulls metric, and the Pillai score metric—in the R programming language, which will be released to the community at large in the near future.

I love talking about my research, so if you would like to get in contact with me, feel free to send me an email at mckelley@ualberta.ca.