I focus on the acoustic analysis of speech (vowels, consonants, and prosody), the sociophonetic aspects of speech production, and its clinical applications. I also focus on the development of new methods, which can enable the analysis and the classification of speech productions using machine learning, such as state-of-the-art neural network models for the classification of dialects from vowels and consonants, and for the identification of speakers developing mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease. Also, I have published work related to theoretical Phonology, especially with respect to prosodic structure and its interface with information structure.