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Shrikanth Narayanan

Andrew Viterbi Professor of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics and Psychology

Contact Information
E-mail: shri@sipi.usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-6432
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Biographical Sketch

Shrikanth Narayanan received his M.S., Engineer, and Ph.D., all in electrical engineering, from UCLA in 1990, 1992, and 1995, respectively. From 1995-2000 he was with AT&T Labs-Research, Florham Park and AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill--first as a Senior Member and later as a Principal member of its Technical Staff. Currently, he is a Professor at the Signal and Image Processing Institute of USC's Electrical Engineering department and holds joint appointments as Professor in Computer Science, Linguistics and Psychology. He is also the inaugural director of the Ming Hsieh Institute at USC. He was a Research Area Director of the Integrated Media Systems Center, an NSF Engineering Research Center at USC, and was the Research Principal for the USC Pratt and Whitney Institute for Collaborative Engineering, a unique partnership between academia and industry (2003-2007). Shri Narayanan is currently an Editor for the Computer, Speech and Language Journal and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and the Journal of Acoustical Society of America having previously served an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Speech and Audio Processing (2000-2004) and the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2005-2008). He holds positions on the Speech Communication and Acoustic Standards committees of the Acoustical Society of America and the Advisory Council of the International Speech Communication Association, having previously served on the Speech Processing Technical Committee (2003-2007) and on the Multimedia Signal Processing technical committee (2005-2008) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. At USC, he was Chair of the Joint Provost-Senate University Research Committee (2006-09) and, a Past President of the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society (2007-08). Shri Narayanan is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi and Eta Kappa Nu. He holds the first Viterbi Professorship in Engineering at USC. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award, USC Engineering Junior Research Award, USC Electrical Engineering Northrop-Grumman Research award, a Mellon award for mentoring excellence, a USC Distinguished Faculty Service Award, an Okawa Research Award, IBM Faculty Awards (2008, 2010), the 2011 UCLA Engineering Alumni Professional Achievement Award, and a faculty fellowship from the USC Center for Interdisciplinary research. He is a recipient of a 2005 Best Paper award (with Alex Potamianos) and a 2009 Best Paper Award (with Chul Min Lee) from the IEEE Signal Processing society and was selected as Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-2011. Papers co-authored with his students have won awards at Interspeech2011-Speaker State Challenge, InterSpeech 2010, InterSpeech 2009-Emotion Challenge, IEEE DCOSS 2009, IEEE MMSP 2007, IEEE MMSP 2006, ICASSP 2005 and ICSLP 2002. His research interests are in signals and systems modeling with an interdisciplinary emphasis on speech, audio, language, multimodal and biomedical problems and applications with direct societal relevance. His laboratory is supported by federal (NSF, NIH, DARPA, ONR, Army and DHS) and industry grants. He has published over 450 papers and has 12 granted U.S. patents.
 

Education

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, UCLA, 1/1995
M.S. Electrical Engineering, UCLA, 1/1990
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Senior Member / Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Labs-Research, Florham Park (formerly AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill), 01/01/1995-01/01/2000  
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Human Communication and Information Processing: Theory & Applications of Signal Processing, Information/Estimation theory, Statistical Systems Modeling • Speech and Language Processing & Automatic Speech Recognition • Speech Production Modeling, Articulatory Acoustics, Speech Synthesis • Biomedical Signal Processing and Modeling; Imaging & Instrumentation for Speech Research • Human Machine Interaction; Multimodal-Multimedia Interfaces, Devices, and Systems
 

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Signal and Image Processing Institute, http://sipi.usc.edu
Speech Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory, http://sail.usc.edu
USC Phonetics and Phonology Group, http://www-rcf.usc.edu/%7Edbyrd/index.html
 

Honors and Awards

Fellow (or Equivalent) of National Society in Discipline, of IEEE "for contributions to human-centric multimodal signal processing and applications", 2009-  
USC Endowed Professorship, Andrew Viterbi Professor of Engineering, 2007-  
Fellow (or Equivalent) of National Society in Discipline, Fellow of Acoustical Society of America for "contributions to speech production and imaging", 2005-  
NIH/NSF Career Development Award, NSF CAREER Award, 2003-  
Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2010-2011  
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2010-2011   
USC Distinguished Faculty Service Award, 2010-2011   
 

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

Director, Ming Hsieh Institute http://mhi.usc.edu, 2010-  
 

Service to the Profession

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 2010-  
Associate Editor, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2009-  
Editor, Computer, Speech and Language Journal (Elsevier), 2007-  
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2007-  
Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2005-2008  
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, 2000  
 
 
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