Registered to supervise postgraduate research

1988 …2022

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Steven Bird is professor in the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society. He works with speech communities in homelands and diasporas to develop social mobile technologies to support language learning and language revitalisation and maintenance. Steven studied computer science at the University of Melbourne before completing a PhD in computational linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. He has conducted fieldwork in West Africa, South America, Central Asia, Melanesia, and Australia. He has held academic positions at the Universities of Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, Melbourne, and UC Berkeley. He serves as Linguist at the Nawarddeken Academy in West Arnhem. Outside of work Steven runs the Aikuma Project and its primary activity of storytelling in the original languages.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 31 Jan 1991

External positions

Linguist, Nawarddeken Academy

1 May 2017 → …

Research Scientist, International Computer Science Institute, University of California Berkeley

1 Jul 2015 → …


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