Parkinson's Voice Initiative

Team members

Max Little, Ph.D.

Project Director. A Wellcome Trust/MIT fellow currently at the Media Lab, MIT, Max is an applied mathematician with a background in digital signal processing and video games coding. His research carried out during his PhD at the University of Oxford developed methods for detecting Parkinson's disease from voice recordings.

Thanasis Tsanas, M.Sc.

Algorithms. Currently finishing up his PhD at the University of Oxford, Thanasis is an engineer who has made significant contributions to a range of problems in machine learning, biomedical signal processing, and digital communications.

Former members

Ladan Baghai-Ravary, Ph.D.

Programming. Ladan is a research fellow and expert in speech recognition and analysis based at the Oxford University Phonetics Lab. She is especially interested in medical applications of speech research and has recently completed a book titled "Automatic Speech Signal Analysis for Clinical Diagnosis and Assessment of Speech Disorders" soon to be published by Springer.


Scott Greenwald, US voice.
Mar Gonzalez, Spanish voice.
Santiago Alfaro, Spanish Americas voice.
Vinicius Aguiar, Brazilian voice.
Florian Pellet, French voice.
Edwina Portocarrero, Additional translation.
Fleur Pettie, Pettie Translations, French translation.
SÚverine Chevrier-Clarke, French translation.

The Parkinson's Voice Initiative acknowledges the generous support of the following partners: