Steve Young CBE, FRS, FREng is a Venture Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners in its early stage, deep tech investment team having joined in 2023. Steve has collaborated with Amadeus for over twenty years and supports the team in identifying and assessing promising investment opportunities and advising on portfolio companies as they scale and commercialise.
Steve is Emeritus Professor of Information Engineering at Cambridge University. His main research interests are in artificial intelligence and machine learning, especially the application of speech and language processing in conversational agents.
He was Head of the School of Technology from 2001 to 2004 and Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor from 2009 to 2015. He was a founder and VP Engineering at Entropic Inc acquired by Microsoft in 1999 and founder of VocalIQ Ltd acquired by Apple in 2015. From 2015 to 2019 he was a Senior Member of Technical Staff in the Siri Development team in Cambridge.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IET and the IEEE. He holds an IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement, a European Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE Gauss Education Award and the IEEE James L Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award.
He was awarded a CBE for services to software engineering in 2022.