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Alumni Ph.D. Students

 Karel Mundnich

Graduation: 2021
Currently: Amazon
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Thesis: Learning Multi-Annotator Subjective Label Embeddings

 Karan Singla

Graduation: 2021
Currently: Interactions LLC
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Thesis: Improving Language Understanding and Summarization by Leveraging Auxiliary Information Through Self-Supervised or Unsupervised Learning

 Krishna Somandepalli

Graduation: 2021
Currently: Google Research
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Thesis: Learning Shared Subspaces across Multiple Views and Modalities

 Victor Martinez

Graduation: 2021
Currently: Apple
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Thesis: Computational Narrative Models of Character Representations to Estimate Audience Perception

 Arindam Jati

Graduation: 2021
Currently: IBM
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Thesis: Understanding Sources of Variability in Learning Robust Deep Audio Representations

 TaeJin Park

Graduation: 2021
Currently: NVIDIA
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Thesis: Multimodal and Self-guided Clustering Approaches Toward Context Aware Speaker Diarization

 Prashanth Gurunath Shivakumar

Graduation: 2020
Currently: Amazon

Thesis: Speech Recognition Error Modeling for Robust Speech Processing and Natural Language Understanding Applications

Manoj Kumar

Graduation: 2020
Currently: Amazon
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Thesis: Context-aware Models for Understanding and Supporting Spoken Interactions with Children

 Sandeep Nallan Chakravarthula

Graduation: 2020
nallanch at usc.edu
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Thesis: Computational Modeling of Behavioral Attributes in Conversational Dyadic Interactions

 Haoqi Li

Graduation: 2020
Currently: Amazon AWS AI
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Thesis: Behavior Understanding from Speech under Constrained Conditions ---- Exploring sparse networks, transfer and unsupervised learning

 Shao-Yen Tseng

Graduation: 2020
Currently: Intel Labs
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Thesis: Human Behavior Understanding from Language through Unsupervised Modeling

 Brandon Booth

Graduation: 2020
Currently: Post-doc at CU Boulder
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Thesis: Improving Modeling of Human Experience and Behavior: Methods for Enhancing the Quality of Human-produced Data and Annotations of Subjective Constructs

Yongwan Lim

Graduation: 2020
yongwanl at usc.edu
Currently: Research Scientist at USC
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Thesis: Improved Real-Time MRI of Speech Production

Tanner Sorensen

Graduation: 2020
Currently: Cobalt Speech
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Thesis: Dynamics of Speech Tasks and Articulator Synergies

Pavlos Papadopoulos

Graduation: 2020
Currently: Amazon
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Thesis: Noise Aware Methods for Robust Speech Processing Applications

Nikos Malandrakis

Graduation: 2019
Currently: Amazon Alexa
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Thesis: Generating Psycholinguistic Norms and Applications

Md Nasir

Graduation: 2019
Currently: Microsoft
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Thesis: Interaction Dynamics and Coordination for Behavioral Analysis in Dyadic Conversations

Anil Ramakrishna

Graduation: 2019
Currently: Amazon Alexa AI
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Thesis: Computational Models for Multidimensional Annotations of Affect

Colin Vaz

Graduation: 2019
Currently: Amazon
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Thesis: Matrix Factorization for Noise-Robust Representation of Speech Data

Ruchir Travadi

Graduation: 2018
Currently: Apple

Thesis: Efficient Estimation and Discriminative Training for the Total Variability Model

Che-Wei Huang

Graduation: 2018
Currently: Amazon
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Thesis: Toward Robust Affective Learning from Speech Signals Based on Deep Learning Techniques

Dogan Can

Graduation: 2018
Currently: Apple
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Thesis: Weighted factor automata: A finite-state framework for spoken content retrieval

 James Gibson

Graduation: 2018
Currently: Uniphore
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Thesis: Machine learning paradigms for behavioral coding

Theodora Chaspari

Graduation: 2017
Currently: Asst. Prof. at Texas A&M
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Thesis: Knowledge-Driven Representations of Physiological Signals: Developing Measurable Indices of Non-Observable Behavior

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

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

Rahul Gupta

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

Daniel Bone

Graduation: 2016
Currently: Amazon Alexa
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Thesis: Computational modeling of human interaction behavior towards clinical translation in autism spectrum disorder

Bo Xiao

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

Jangwon Kim

Graduation: 2015
Currently: Amazon Alexa
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Thesis: Emotional speech production: from data to computational models and applications

Vikram Ramanarayanan

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

Andreas Tsiartas

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

Kartik Audhkhasi

Graduation: 2014
Currently: Google
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Thesis: A computational framework for diversity in ensembles of humans and machine systems

Adam Lammert

Graduation: 2014
Currently: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Thesis: Structure and Function in Speech Production

Ming Li

Graduation: 2013
Currently: Assoc. Prof. at Duke Kunshan University
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Thesis: Representation, Classification and Information Fusion for Robust and Efficient Multimodal Human State Recognition

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 Feng Tan

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

Abe Karemzadeh

Graduation: 2013
Currently: Prof. at Univeristy of St. Thomas
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Thesis: Natural Language Description of Emotion

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

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

Viktor Rozgic

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

Selina Chu

Graduation: 2011
Currently: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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Thesis: Recognition and Characterization of Unstructured Environmental Sounds

Erik Bresch

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

Prasanta Kumar Ghosh

Graduation: 2011
Currently: Assoc. Prof. at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
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Thesis: A computational Framework for Exploring the Role of Speech Production in Speech Processing from a Communication Perspective

Emily Mower

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

Emil Ettelaie

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

Kyu Han

Graduation: 2009
Currently: ASAPP
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Thesis: Robust Speaker Clustering Under Variation in Data Characteristics

Joseph Tepperman

Graduation: 2009
Currently: Sensory, Inc.
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Thesis: Hierarchical Methods in Automatic Pronunciaion Evaluation

Ozlem Kalinli

Graduation: 2009
Currently: Facebook
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Thesis: Biologically Insipred Auditory Attention Models with Applications in Speech and Audio Processing

Samual Kim

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

Jorge Silva

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

Chuping Liu

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

Carlos Busso

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

Erdem Unal

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

Shankar Ananthakrishnan

Graduation: 2008
Currently: Amazon Alexa AI
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Thesis: Categorical Prosody Models for Spoken Language Applications

Shiva Sundaram

Graduation: 2008
Currently: Amazon Lab126
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Thesis: Data-driven methods in description-based approaches to audio information processing

Vivek Rangarajan

Graduation: 2008
Currently: Apple
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Thesis: Enriching Spoken Language Processing: Representation and Modeling of Spurasegmental Events

Chartchai Meesookho

Graduation: 2007
Currently: Founder/CEO at CMSK
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Thesis: Robust Acoustic Source Localization in Sensor Networks

Jongho Shin

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

Abhinav Sethy

Graduation: 2007
Currently: Amazon
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Thesis: Active Data Acquisition for Building Models for language Processing

Murtaza Bulut

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

Dagen Wang

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

 Serdar Yildirim

Graduation: 2006
Currently: Prof. at Adana Science and Technology University
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Thesis: Towards Natural Child-Computer Interaction: Recognizing Spoken Communicative Styles

Soonil Kwon

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

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 Srinivasamurthy

Graduation: 2003
Currently: Qualcomm Research India
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Thesis: Compression algorithms for distributed classification with applications to distributed speech recognition

Chul Min Lee

Graduation: 2004
Currently: Daum Kakao
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Thesis: Recognizing emotions from spoken dialogs: a signal processing approach

 


Alumni Post-Doctoral Researchers

 

Scott Millward

User Interfaces







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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Panayiotis Georgiou

Speech/Audio Processing

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

Multimodal Signal Processing

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

Speech Production

Email: michael.proctor at mq.edu.au
Time in SAIL: 2009-2012
Currently: Macquerie University
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Emily Mower Provost

Emotions Research

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

Email: nkatsam@cs.ntua.gr
Time in SAIL: 2009 – 2012
Currently: National Technical University of Athens
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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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Tanaya Guha

Multimodal Signal Processing/multimedia informatics

Email: tanayaguha at gmail.com
Time in SAIL: 2013 – 2015
Currently: IIT Kanpur
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YounJeong Lee

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

Johannes Togersad

Email: toger at usc.edu
Time in SAIL: 2015-2016

Daniel Bone

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

Toutios Asterios

EEB 427
Phone: (213) 740-4148
toutios at sipi.usc.edu
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Ben Girault

benjamin.girault at usc.edu
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Currently: Assistant Professor, Computer Science, ENSAI
Michelle L'Hommedieu

EEB 413
michellehasan.2 at gmail.com
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Monisankha Pal

RTH 320
monisankha.pal at gmail.com
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Kyu Jeong Han
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Time in SAIL: 2010
Currently: ASAPP

 


Other Alumni

 

Mary Francis

Served SAIL and USC with professionalism, love and care for 13 years since passing away in 2014. Greatly missed by all.

 


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