Manoj Kumar

Email: prabakar AT usc DOT edu

Office: RTH 320
McClintock Ave
Los Angeles, CA

I am a PhD student in the Signal Processing and Analysis Group at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, USC. My research interests are in developing robust speech processing and analysis techniques for studying child-adult dyadic interactions. My supervisor is Prof. Shrikanth Narayanan.

Before joining SAIL, I received a Dual Degree (BTech + MTech) from IIT Madras, Chennai. I worked in the CompMusic project as part of my MTech project where I developed group delay based onset detection techniques for music (percussion) instruments. My project supervisor was Prof. Hema Murthy and my thesis is available here.


  • Multi-scale Context Adaptation for Improving Child Automatic Speech Recognition in Child-Adult Spoken Interactions
    Manoj Kumar, Daniel Bone, Kelly McWilliams, Shanna Williams, Thomas Lyon, Shrikanth Narayanan
    Interspeech 2017
    [Slides], [Full Paper]

  • Objective Language Feature Analysis in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders during Autism Assessment
    Manoj Kumar, Rahul Gupta, Daniel Bone, Nikolaos Malandrakis, Somer Bishop, Shrikanth Narayanan
    Interspeech 2016
    [Poster], [Full Paper]

  • An analysis of the high resolution property of group delay function with applications to audio signal processing
    Jilt Sebastian, Manoj Kumar, Hema A. Murthy
    Speech Communication

  • Musical Onset Detection on Carnatic Percussion Instruments
    Manoj Kumar, Jilt Sebastian, Hema A. Murthy
    NCC 2015

  • Pitch Estimation From Speech Using Grating Compression Transform on Modified Group-Delay-gram
    Jilt Sebastian, Manoj Kumar, Hema A. Murthy
    NCC 2015

  • Discovery of Syllabic Percussion Patterns in Tabla Solo Recordings
    Swapnil Gupta, Ajay Srinivasamurthy, Manoj Kumar, Hema A. Murthy, Xavier Serra
    ISMIR 2015
    [Full Paper]

Teaching Assistant

  • Speech Recognition and Processing for Multimedia at USC, Spring 2017 & Spring 2018

  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering at IIT Madras, Fall 2014

  • Advanced Communication Lab II at IIT Madras, Spring 2015


You may find my updated CV here

Kudos to Vasilios for the template: Plain Academic