Philip N. Garner received the degree of M.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton, U.K., in 1991, and the degree of Ph.D. (by publication) from the University of East Anglia, U.K., in 2012. He first joined the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment in Malvern, Worcestershire working on pattern recognition and later speech processing. In 1998 he moved to Canon Research Centre Europe in Guildford, Surrey, where he designed speech recognition metadata for retrieval. In 2001, he was seconded (and subsequently transfered) to the speech group at Canon Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, to work on multilingual aspects of speech recognition and noise robustness. As of April 2007, he is a senior research scientist at Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland, where he continues to work in research and development of speech recognition, synthesis and signal processing. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and has published internationally in conference proceedings, patent, journal and book form as well as serving as coordinating editor of ISO/IEC 15938-4 (MPEG-7 Audio).