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 Alumni Ph.D. Students

  

Theodora Chaspari Theodora Chaspari

 Graduation: 2017 
 Currently: Texas A and M 
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Thesis: Knowledge-Driven Representations of Physiological Signals: Developing Measurable Indices of Non-Observable Behavior

Rahul Zhaojun Yang

 Graduation: 2017 
 Currently: Facebook 
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Thesis: Analysis and modeling of multi-level dynamics of multimodal behavior in affective human interactions

Naveen Kumar Naveen Kumar

 Graduation: 2016 
 Currently: Sony 
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Thesis: Exploiting Latent Reliability Information for Classification Tasks

Rahul Rahul Gupta

 Graduation: 2016 
 Currently: Amazon 
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Thesis: Computational methods for modeling nonverbal communication in human interaction

Danny Bone Daniel Bone

 Graduation: 2016 
 Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, SAIL 
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Thesis: Computational modeling of human interaction behavior towards clinical translation in autism spectrum disorder

Boxiao Bo Xiao

 Graduation: 2016 
 Currently: Amazon 
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Thesis: Modeling expert assessment of empathy through multimodal signal cues

Jangwon Jangwon Kim

 Graduation: 2015
 Currently: Cobalt Speech & Language Inc.
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Thesis: Emotional speech production: from data to computational models and applications

Vikram Vikram Ramanarayanan

 Graduation: 2014 
 Currently: Educational Testing Service 
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Thesis: Toward understanding speech planning by observing its execution-representations, modeling and analysis

Andreas Andreas Tsiartas

 Graduation: 2014 
 Currently: Stanford Research Institute
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Thesis: Enhancing Speech to Speech translation through exploitation of bilingual resources and paralinguistic information.

Kartik Kartik Audhkhasi

 Graduation: 2014 
 Currently: IBM T J Watson Research Center 
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Thesis: A computational framework for diversity in ensembles of humans and machine systems

 

Alammert Adam Lammert

 Graduation: 2014 
 Currently: Swarthmore College
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Thesis: Structure and Function in Speech Production

Ming Li Ming Li

 Graduation: 2013 
 Currently: Sun Yat-Sen/C.M.U Joint Institute of Engineering
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Thesis: Representation, Classification and Information Fusion for Robust and Efficient Multimodal Human State Recognition

Angeliki Angeliki Metallinou

 Graduation: 2013 
 Currently: Amazon
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Thesis: Multimodality, Context and Continuous Dynamics for Recognition and Analysis of Emotional States, and Applications in Healthcare

Qun Tan Qun Feng Tan

 Graduation: 2013 
 Currently: Microsoft 
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Thesis: Novel variations of sparse representation techniques with applications

Abe-kazemzadeh Abe Karemzadeh

 Graduation: 2013 
 Currently: Annenberg Innovation Lab, USC
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Thesis: Natural Language Description of Emotion

Jeremy Chi-Chun Jeremy Lee

 Graduation: 2012 
 Currently: National Tsing Hua University
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Thesis: Behavioral Signal Processing: Computational Approaches for Modeling and Quantifying Interaction Dynamics in Dyadic Human Interactions

Matt Black Matt Black

 Graduation: 2012 
 Currently: Farmers Insurance
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Thesis: Automatic Quantification and Prediction of Human Subjective Judgements in Behavaioral Signal Processing

Viktor-rozgic Viktor Rozgic

 Graduation: 2011 
 Currently: Raytheon BBN Technologies
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Thesis: Statistical Inference for Dynamical, Interacting Multi-Object Sysetms with Emphasis on Human Small Group Interactions

Selina-chu Selina Chu

 Graduation: 2011 
 Currently: Oregon State University
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Thesis: Recognition and Characterization of Unstructured Environmental Sounds

Erik Bresch Eric Bresch

 Graduation: 2011 
 Currently: Philips Research
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Thesis: Visualizing and Modeling Vocal Production Dynamics

Prasanta-ghosh Prasanta Kumar Ghosh

 Graduation: 2011 
 Currently: IBM
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Thesis: A computational Framework for Exploring the Role of Speech Production in Speech Processing from a Communication Perspective

Emily Mower Emily Mower

 Graduation: 2010 
 Currently: University of Michigan
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Thesis: Emotions in Engineering: Methods for the Interpretation of Ambiguous Emotional Content

Emil Emil Ettelaie

 Graduation: 2010 
 Currently: Reunify LLc
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Thesis: Concept Classification with Application to Speech-to-Speech Translation

Joseph-tepperman Joseph Tepperman

 Graduation: 2009 
 Currently: Rosetta Stone
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Thesis: Hierarchical Methods in Automatic Pronunciaion Evaluation

Ozlem Kalinli Ozlem Kalinli

 Graduation: 2009 
 Currently: Sony Computer Entertainment of America
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Thesis: Biologically Insipred Auditory Attention Models with Applications in Speech and Audio Processing

Samuel Kim 
Samual Kim

 Graduation: 2009 
 Currently: EPFL
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Thesis: Contextual modeling of audio signals toward information retrieval

Jorge-silva Jorge Silva

 Graduation: 2008 
 Currently: University of Chile, Santiago
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Thesis: On Optimal Signal Representation for Statistical Learning and Pattern Recognition

Chuping Chuping Liu

 Graduation: 2008 
 Currently: Logitech
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Thesis: Speech Enhancement and Intelligibility Modeling in Cochlear Implants

Carlos-busso 2 Carlos Busso

 Graduation: 2008 
 Currently: University of Texas at Dallas
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Thesis: Multimodal Analysis of Expressive Human Communication: Speech and Gesture Interplay

Erdem-unal Erdem Unal

 Graduation: 2008 
 Currently: TUBITAK
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Thesis: Music Information Retrieval: Robust Performance under the Effect of Uncertainty

Shankar-anathakrishnan Shankar Ananthakrishnan

 Graduation: 2008 
 Currently: Raytheon BBN
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Thesis: Categorical Prosody Models for Spoken Language Applications

Shiva-sundaram Shiva Sundaram

 Graduation: 2008 
 Currently: Audyssey Laboratories
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Thesis: Data-driven methods in description-based approaches to audio information processing

Vivek-rangarajan Vivek Rangarajan

 Graduation: 2008 
 Currently: AT&T Research
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Thesis: Enriching Spoken Language Processing: Representation and Modeling of Spurasegmental Events

Chartchai-meesookho Chartchai Meesookho

 Graduation: 2007 
 Currently: N/A
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Thesis: Robust Acoustic Source Localization in Sensor Networks

Jong Ho-shin Jongho Shin

 Graduation: 2007 
 Currently: Korea Telecom
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Thesis: User Modeling for Human-Machine Spoken Interaction and Mediation Systems

Abhinav-sethy Abhinav Sethy

 Graduation: 2007 
 Currently: IBM Watson Research
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Thesis: Active Data Acquisition for Building Models for language Processing

Murtaza-bulut Murtuza Bulat

 Graduation: 2007 
 Currently: Philips Research
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Thesis: Emotional Speech Resynthesis

Dagen-wang Dagen Wang

 Graduation: 2006 
 Currently: 
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Thesis: A study of meta-linguistic features in spontaneous speech processing

Serdar-yildirim Serdar Yildirim

 Graduation: 2006 
 Currently: Mustafa Kemal University
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Thesis: Towards Natural Child-Computer Interaction: Recognizing Spoken Communicative Styles

Soon-il-kwon 
Soonil Kwon

 Graduation: 2005 
 Currently: Sejong University
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Thesis: A Study of Unsupervised Speaker Indexing 

Mav Hsuan-Huei Maverick Shih

 Graduation: 2005 
 Currently: Acer
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Thesis: Statistical Humming Recognition and Theme Finder for Query by Humming Systems

Naveen Naveen Srinivasamurthy

 Graduation: 2003 
 Currently: Intel Labs
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Thesis: Compression algorithms for distributed classification with applications to distributed speech recognition

Chul-min-lee Chul Min Lee

 Graduation: 2004 
 Currently: LGE Advanced Research Institute
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Thesis: Recognizing emotions from spoken dialogs: a signal processing approach

 

 


 

Alumni Post-Doctoral Researchers

 


Daniel Bone
Email: dbone at usc.edu
Time in SAIL: 2009-2017

Johannes Togersad
Email: toger at usc.edu
Time in SAIL: 2015-2016
  
YounJeong Lee





Email
: younear at gmail.com 
Time in SAIL: 2015-2016
Currently: Agency for Defense Development (in Seoul)


Tanaya Guha

Multimodal Signal Processing/multimedia informatics


Email: tanayaguha at gmail.com
Time in SAIL: 2013 - 2015
Currently: IIT Kanpur
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Maarten Van Segbroeck

Robust Speech Processing

 

Email: maarten at sipi.usc.edu
Time in SAIL: 2012-2015
Currently: Qualcomm
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Nassos
Nassos Katsamanis



Email: nkatsam@cs.ntua.gr
Time in SAIL: 2009 - 2012
Currently: National Technical University of Athens
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Yoon-Chul Kim

(co-advised by Krishna Nayak)
Imaging Research


Email: yoonckim at usc.edu
Time in SAIL: 2010-2014
Currently: Viterbi School of Engineering
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Emily Mower
Emily Mower Provost


Emotions Research

Email: emilykmp@umich.edu
Time in SAIL: 2010
Currently: Assistant Prof., University of Michigan
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Micheal Proctor


Speech Production


Email
: michael.proctor at mq.edu.au
Time in SAIL: 2009-2012
Currently: Macquerie University
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Barry Baucom

(co-advised by Gayla Margolin)
Behavioral Signal Processing

Email
: brian.baucom at psych.utah.edu
Time in SAIL: 2010 - 2012
Currently: Assistant Prof., University of Utah
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Carlos Busso

Multimodal Signal Processing
 

 

Email: busso at utdallas.edu
Time in SAIL: 2008-2009
Currently: University of Dallas
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Matteo Gerosa

Speech Recognition

Email: gerosa at fbk.eu
Time in SAIL: 2006 - 2007
Currently: Project Manager, FBK
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Panos
Panayiotis Georgiou


Speech/Audio Processing

Email:  georgiou at sipi.usc.edu
Time in SAIL: 2002-2013
Currently: Assistant Professor, USC
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Jon Nielsen

(co-advised by Krishna Nayak)
Imaging


Email: jfnielse at umich.edu
Time in SAIL: 2005 - 2007
Currently: Assistant Research Scientist
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Scott Millward


User Interfaces



 

Time in SAIL: 2004-2005

 

 

 


 

 

 

Alumni Affiliate Researchers

 

Matteo Gerosa David Suunderman
Micheal Grimm Arthur Pouzet
Tsuneo Kato Jorge Gilabert
Carlos Molina Sergi Hernaz
Andreu Fernandez Ying Li
Athanosias Mouchtaris  

 

Alumni M.Sc. Students

 

Taruna Agrawal Dhaval Shah
Donal McErlean Stephen Tobin
Jeff Haynes Alvertos Diamantopoulos
Farhad Farahani Tom Murray
Andreas Zavou

 


 

Alumni Undergraduate Students

 

Taylor Seamans Madelyn Douglas
Jason Adams Nathan Go
Nirali Shah Sharad Rao
David Hunt Nathan Dahlin
Jesse Hans Mathew Tan
Joshua Izumigawa Johnson Wang
Stephanie Aceves Jeannette Chang
Ilene Rafii Jonathan Chang
David Smith Celeste De Frietas
Karie Lau James Li
Daylen Riggs Sonia Khurana
Marni Landes Lewis Lawyer
Talip Ucar Joe Tepperman
Sudha Arunachalam Josua Katz
Dylan Gould Ahmet Certen
Ellen Feldman Naa Adei Mante
Leah Gum Michelle Dee
Juachen Li Franky Romero