Haskins Laboratories

The Science of the Spoken and Written Word

Philip Rubin, Ph.D.

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Philip Rubin, CEO emeritus and a former Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories, is currently Senior Advisor to the President of Haskins. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Surgery, Otolaryngology, at Yale School of Medicine, Research Affiliate in Psychology at Yale, and Fellow at Yale’s Trumbull College. From 2012 -2015, Rubin was Principal Assistant Director for Science at OSTP, led the White House neuroscience initiative, and was co-chair of the NSTC Committee on Science. His research spans a number of disciplines, combining computational, engineering, linguistic, physiological, and psychological approaches to study embodied cognition, most particularly the biological bases of speech and language.


Haskins Laboratories 

Yale School of Medicine
Dept. of Surgery, Otolaryngology

Yale School of Medicine
Dept. of Psychology

Yale Trumbull College


White House neuroscience initiative

NSTC Committee on Science

Representative publications: 

Rubin, P., Turvey, M. & Van Gelder, P. (1976). Initial phonemes are detected faster in spoken words than in spoken nonwords. Perception and Psychophysics, 19, 394-398. (PDF)

Fowler, C. A., Rubin, P. E., Remez, R. E., & Turvey, M. T. (1980). Implications for speech production of a general theory of action. In B. Butterworth (Ed.), Language Production, Vol. I: Speech and Talk (pp. 373-420). New York: Academic Press. (PDF)

Rubin, P., Baer, T., & Mermelstein, P. (1981). An articulatory synthesizerfor perceptual research. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 70, 321-328. (PDF)

Remez, R. E., Rubin, P. E., Pisoni, D. B., & Carrell, T. D. (1981). Speech perception without traditional speech cuesScience, 212, 947-950. (PDF)

Rubin, P. & Vatikiotis-Bateson, E. (1998). Measuring and modeling speech production in humans. In S. L. Hopp & C. S. Evans (Eds.), Animal Acoustic Communication: Recent Technical Advances. Springer-Verlag, New York, 251-290. (PDF)

Goldstein, L. and Rubin, P. (2007). Speech: Dances of the Vocal Tract.Odyssey Magazine, Jan. 2007, 14-15. (PDF)

Hogden, J., Rubin, P., McDermott, E., Katagiri, S., and Goldstein, L. (2007). Inverting mappings from smooth paths through Rn to paths throughs Rm. A technique applied to recovering articulation from acousticsSpeech Communication, May 2007, Volume 49, Issue 5, 361-383.

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