Dr Weicong Li

Research Officer      

Research Program: Speech and Language


Dr Weicong Li joined the MARCS team in late 2016 after completing his PhD in UNSW. He studied in various fields including materials science, condensed matter and acoustics. He now works with Associate Professor Caroline Jones on the Australian Barunga Kriol project. Weicong has broad interests in music acoustics, signal processing, speech analysis and developing analysis tools for speech research.

Research Project

Language corpus studies are important parts of speech and language research. Currently we are building a corpus of Kriol, a daily language used by more than 20,000 Indigenous people in northern Australia. We aim to improve analysis techniques for corpus studies by integrating tools and simplifying workflow,  developing tools for data cleaning, acoustics analysis and data visualisation, applying machine learning tools for speech recognition, etc. The corpus will be available for other researchers soon.


  • Analyse speech data
  • Develop analysis techniques for speech
  • Manage language corpora
  • Provide technical support for research projects


  • Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2009
  • Masters of Science in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2012
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, UNSW Sydney, Australia, 2016

Contact Weicong

LocationWestern Sydney University Westmead campus