The Team

Meet the team working to bring you Synote

Prof. Mike Wald


Professor Mike Wald leads research into accessible technologies at the University of Southampton and has for over 20 years developed speech recognition and captioning solutions to enhance teaching and learning and make it more accessible.  He has advised government organisations and universities on enhancing learning through the use of technologies including the establishment of assistive technology and disability services and assessment centres.

Dr. Yunjia Li


Dr. Yunjia Li holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southampton. He has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship in 2016 to spin out Synote Limited from the university. Before starting up Synote, he was a research fellow involved in many EU H2020 and Innovate UK projects on multimedia annotations, open data, big data and accessibility. He is also a full-stack web developer interested in exploring new technologies.