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Nicholas Bamshad Aoki


  • M.A., Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History, University of Chicago, 2021
  • B.A., Linguistics (Minor in Statistics), University of Chicago, 2021 (Summa Cum Laude)


I am one of the co-chairs of the Cluster on Language Research at UC Davis, an interdisciplinary organization which holds an annual symposium in May as well as biweekly talks throughout the year on language research. Click here to learn more about our events!

Research Focus


Human-Computer Interaction



Selected Publications

Nicholas B. Aoki, Michelle Cohn, and Georgia Zellou. (2022). The clear speech intelligibility benefit for text-to-speech voices: Effects of speaking style and visual guise. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters, 2(4), 045204. https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0010274


Graduate Student Association (GSA) Travel Award ($250), UC Davis, 2022

Graduate Research Mentorship Fellow, UC Davis, 2022-2023

Provost's Fellow in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, UC Davis, 2021-2022

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Chicago, 2020

Student Marshal, University of Chicago, 2020