Gareth Jones obtained a B.Eng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bristol in 1989 and a PhD examining the Application of Linguistic Models in Continuous Speech Recognition in 1994 from the same institution. From 1993-96 he was a member of the Speech, Vision and Robotics Group, Department of Engineering and Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, working as a Research Associate on the Video Mail Retrieval using Voice (VMR) project. From 1996-2003 he was a Lecturer in Media Computing in the Department of Computer Scienceat the University of Exeter. From 1997-98 he was a Toshiba Fellow and engineer at the Toshiba Corporation Research and Development Centre in Kawasaki, Japan. In 2002 he was a Visiting Scientist to the Informedia project at Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A. and a JSPS Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Informatics, Toyko, Japan. In 2003 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in theSchool of Computing at Dublin City University.