Multimodal Sensing and Interpretation of Human Communication -- Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (MUSIC-SAIL)


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Multimodal Sensing and Interpretation of Human Communication -- Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (MUSIC-SAIL)

Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical Engineering Signal and Image Processing Institute Viterbi School of Engineering University of Southern California

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Panayiotis G. Georgiou received the B.A. and M.Eng. degrees (with Honors) from Cambridge University (Pembroke College), Cambridge, U.K., in 1996, where he was a Cambridge-Commonwealth Scholar, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab at USC, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. His interests span the fields of multimodal and behavioral signal processing. He has worked on and published over 100 papers in the fields of behavioral signal processing, statistical signal processing, alpha stable distributions, speech and multimodal signal processing and interfaces, speech translation, language modeling, immersive sound processing, sound source localization, and speaker identification. He has been a PI and co-PI on federally funded projects notably including the DARPA Transtac ˇ§SpeechLinksˇ¨ and currently the NSF ˇ§An Integrated Approach to Creating Enriched Speech Translation Systemsˇ¨ and "Quantitative Observational Practice in Family Studies: The case of reactivity." He is an editor of EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, served as a guest editor of the Computer Speech And Language, and is a member of the Speech and Language Technical Committee. His current focus is on behavioral signal processing, multimodal environments, and speech-to-speech translation. Papers co-authored with his students have won best paper awards for analyzing the multimodal behaviors of users in speech-to-speech translation in International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) 2006, for automatic classification of married couplesˇ¦ behavior using audio features in Interspeech 2010, and for analysis of interpreted communication in the medical domain in International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, HCI 2013.

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