Dr

Oiwi Parker Jones DPhil (Oxon)

Postdoctoral Researcher (Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab)

Honorary Research Fellow (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences)

Hugh Price Research Fellow (Jesus College)

  • Biography
  • Research
  • Publications

Biography

Dr Oiwi Parker Jones is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab (A2I), and a Hugh Price Research Fellow at Jesus College. Prior to joining the Oxford Robotics Institute, Oiwi was a DPhil in NLP (Oxford) and a Postdoc in Imaging Neuroscience (UCL and Oxford).

Oiwi maintains an honorary affiliation with the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

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Research Interests

Oiwi's research is focused on data-efficient Deep Learning (DL) and on embodied Artificial Intelligence (AI). One goal of embodied AI is to draw inspiration from what we know about natural intelligence, in biology, to explore new methods in machine learning, particularly for use in agents that interact with the world.

In addition, the desire for data-efficient DL is common to many applications in Information Engineering, Speech and Language Processing, and Clinical Neuroscience. Oiwi’s long-term vision is to develop Neural Speech Prosthetics for paralysed patients.

Current Projects

  • Data-Efficient Deep Learning
  • Embodied AI
  • Neural Speech Prosthetics

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Publications

  • Task-free MRI predicts individual differences in brain activity during task performance, I Tavor, O Parker Jones, RB Mars, SM Smith, TE Behrens, S Jbabdi, Science 352 (6282), 216-220 236
  • Where, when and why brain activation differs for bilinguals and monolinguals during picture naming and reading aloud, O Parker Jones, DW Green, A Grogan, C Pliatsikas, K Filippopolitis, N Ali, HL Lee, S Ramsden, K Gazarian, S Prejawa, ML Seghier, CJ Price, Cerebral Cortex 22 (4), 892-902 
  • Structural correlates for lexical efficiency and number of languages in non-native speakers of English, A Grogan, O Parker Jones, N Ali, J Crinion, S Orabona, ML Mechias, S Ramsden, DW Green, CJ Price, Neuropsychologia 50 (7), 1347-1352
  • Comparing language outcomes in monolingual and bilingual stroke patients, TMH Hope, O Parker Jones, A Grogan, J Crinion, J Rae, L Ruffle, AP Leff, ML Seghier, CJ Price, DW Green, Brain 138 (4), 1070-1083
  • Four functionally distinct regions in the left supramarginal gyrus support word processing, M Oberhuber, TMH Hope, ML Seghier, O Parker Jones, S Prejawa, DW Green, CJ Price, Cerebral Cortex 26 (11), 4212-4226
  • Inter-and intrahemispheric connectivity differences when reading Japanese Kanji and Hiragana, KJK Duncan, T Twomey, O Parker Jones, ML Seghier, T Haji, K Sakai, CJ Price, JT Devlin, Cerebral Cortex
  • Dissecting the functional anatomy of auditory word repetition TMH Hope, S Prejawa, O Parker Jones, M Oberhuber, ML Seghier, DW Green, CJ Price, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,
  • Auditory–motor interactions for the production of native and non-native speech, O Parker Jones, ML Seghier, KJK Duncan, AP Leff, DW Green, CJ Price, The Journal of Neuroscience 33 (6), 2376-2387
  • Sensory-to-Motor Integration During Auditory Repetition: A Combined fMRI and Lesion Study, O Parker Jones, S Prejawa, T Hope, M Oberhuber, ML Seghier, AP Leff, DW Green, CJ Price, Frontiers in Neuroscience
  • Sensory-to-motor integration during auditory repetition: A combined fMRI and lesion study, O Parker Jones, S Prejawa, T Hope, M Oberhuber, ML Seghier, AP Leff, DW Green, CJ Price, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8, p.24
  • Functionally distinct contributions of the anterior and posterior putamen during sublexical and lexical reading, M Oberhuber, O Parker Jones, TMH Hope, S Prejawa, ML Seghier, DW Green, CJ Price, Frontiers in human neuroscience 7
  • Resting connectivity predicts task activation in pre-surgical populations, O Parker Jones, NL Voets, JE Adcock, R Stacey, S Jbabdi, NeuroImage: Clinical 13, 378-385
  • Dissociating the semantic function of two neighbouring subregions in the left lateral anterior temporal lobe, A Sanjuán, TMH Hope, O Parker Jones, S Prejawa, M Oberhuber, J Guerin, ML Seghier, DW Green, CJ Price, Neuropsychologia 76, 153-162
  • Loanwords in Hawaiian, O Parker Jones, Loanwords in the World’s Languages: a comparative handbook
  • A trade-off between somatosensory and auditory related brain activity during object naming but not reading, ML Seghier, TMH Hope, S Prejawa, O Parker Jones, M Vitkovitch, CJ Price, Journal of Neuroscience 35 (11), 4751-4759
  • How right hemisphere damage after stroke can impair speech comprehension, A Gajardo-Vidal, DL Lorca-Puls, TMH Hope, O Parker Jones, ML Seghier, S Prejawa, JT Crinion, AP Leff, DW Green, CJ Price, Brain 141 (12), 3389-3404
  • An empirical, 21st century evaluation of phrenology, O Parker Jones, F Alfaro-Almagro, S Jbabdi, Cortex 106, 26-35
  • Hawaiian, O Parker Jones, Journal of the International Phonetic Association 48 (1), 103-115
  • A computational phonology and morphology of Hawaiian, O Parker Jones, Oxford University
  • No ka mahi'ai 'ana, māhele 6 (Agricultural lore, part 6), MK Pukui, H Ho'opai, O Parker Jones, K NeSmith, Ka Ho'oilina/The Legacy 5 (1), 2-23
  • Recovering Missing Characters in Old Hawaiian Writing, B Shillingford, O Parker Jones, Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, p.4929-4934
  • Bilingual processing: increased demands on the speech pipeline? DW Green, O Parker Jones, CJ Price
  • Phonotactic probability and the Māori passive: a computational approach, O Parker Jones, Proceedings of the Tenth Meeting of ACL Special Interest Group on Computational Morphology and Phonology, p.39-48
  • Neuroimaging’s 19th century debts, O Parker Jones, Cortex
  • Composing RNNs and FSTs for Small Data: Recovering Missing Characters in Old Hawaiian Text, O Parker Jones, B Shillingford, NIPS 2018 IRASL Workshop,
  • Transient spectral events in resting state MEG predict individual time-frequency task responses, R Becker, D Vidaurre, AJ Quinn, R Abeysuriya, O Parker Jones, S Jbabdi, M Woolrich, bioRxiv, p.419374
  • Language Contact in the Early Colonial Pacific: Maritime Polynesian Pidgin before Pidgin English, OP Jones, Palapala 1, 152-160
  • Illustrations of the IPA: Hawaiian, O Parker Jones, Journal of the International Phonetic Association
  • Language Contact in the Early Colonial Pacific: Maritime Polynesian Pidgin before Pidgin English. By Emanuel J. Drechsel, O Parker Jones, Palapala 1
  • Graph theoretic analysis on large DCM models, O Parker Jones, ML Seghier
  • Dissociating the semantic function of two neighbouring subregions in the left lateral anterior temporal lobe, A Sanjuán Tomás, TMH Hope, O Parker Jones, S Prejawa, M Oberhuber, J Guerin, ML Seghier, DW Green, CJ Price, Elsevier
  • Charting typical trajectories with fMRI: Age-related changes in the speech perception network, LJ Croft, TM Hope, O Parker Jones, PM Rankin, CJ Price, T Baldeweg, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 56
  • Unexpected predictability in the Hawaiian passive, O Parker Jones, J Mayor, Computational Models of Cognitive Processes: Proceedings of the 13th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop, San Sebastian, Spain, 12-14 July 2012
  • Is speech-rate lexical? O Parker Jones, J Coleman, Oxford University Working papers in Linguistics, Philology, & Phonetics 12
  • The Hawaiian passive: A neural network simulation, O Parker Jones, J Mayor, Oxford University Working papers in Linguistics, Philology, & Phonetics 12 
  • Neighbor effects and analogy in Hawaiian reduplication, R Kennedy, O Parker Jones
  • The Hawaiian passive: A neural network simulation, O Parker Jones, J Mayor
  • Probabilities improve stress-prediction in a CFG of Hawaiian phonology, O Parker Jones, Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Workshop 2006, 161-162
  • Ka wā i haʻalele ai koʻu ʻohana L Andrews, WH Wilson, O Parker Jones, Ma lalo o ka Hale Kuamoʻo, Hawaiian Language Center, University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • fMRI activation differences between semantically versus phonologically mediated speech production, S Prejawa, M Oberhuber, O Parker Jones, T Hope, S Ramsden, ML Seghier, J Hocking, AP Leff, DW Green, CJ Price
  • Age-related changes in the speech perception network from 5-16 years of age, LJ Croft, TMH Hope, O Parker Jones, PM Rankin, CJ Price, T Baldeweg, LSCD 2014: Workshop on Late Stages in Speech and Communication Development, 35