Edgar  Morfin

Edgar Morfin

Scholar Title

MIT EECS | CS+HASS Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Designing an Algorithm for Automatic Detection and Labeling of English and Spanish Glides




Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research Areas
  • Phonetics

Stefanie Shattuck–Hufnagel


Jeung-Yoon Elizabeth Choi


I will be working on the creation of an algorithm designed to automatically detect and label glides on the English and Spanish Language. Glides are a specific acoustic cue, which are one of the fundamental features in phonetics, the study of human speech. In doing so, it will help to streamline the preprocessing of data for future research in phonetics, and will also contribute greatly to the process of creating a unified system of acoustics for the Spanish language, which will also allow for more research in the field to be done for this language.


I am doing the program to allow myself the amazing opportunity to explore doing research in a field of interest. I hope that in doing so, I begin to discover a great passion for research, which will push me to do more in the future. I also believe that this program is a great opportunity for myself to connect with others that will then enable myself to make a real, positive impact for my community.

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