Christopher Baber is a leading specialist in the field of human computer interaction. In his books Interactive Speech Technology: Human Factors Issues in the Application of Speech Input/Output to Computers and Beyond the Desktop: Designing and Using Interactive Devices, he explores the past work and the future of between humans and computers and technology. Computer Production of synthetic speech, computer recognition of human speech, and other aspects of this field are explored. Baber is a lecturer in industrial ergonomics at the School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He received his B.A. from Keele University and his Ph.D. from Aston University, both in the United Kingdom.