Masayuki Gibson joined NovaSpeech in 2008. He worked part-time as a Research Assistant for three years before joining the team in February 2011 as a full-time Speech Scientist. He graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and Music and received a Ph.D.from Cornell University in Linguistics in 2013. His doctoral dissertation was on the interaction of lexical tone and sentential intonation in tone languages. More information on Masa's research can be found on his Cornell web page.At NovaSpeech, Masa assists with many aspects of the research related to our current speech synthesis projects, especially knowledge-based synthesis rule development. He also works on the development of our speech corpora, creates stimuli for perceptual experiments, assists with technical papers and documentation, and researches phonetic and phonological topics related to our synthesis work. Together with Sue Hertz, he is also working on an extensive set of educational materials for teaching about methods and models for speech research.