Selected recent academic activities
Previous academic activities
- Helped found SIG-SLPAT, the ACL and ISCA Special Interest Group on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies.
- Co-guest editor of a 2013 special issue of the journal Computer Speech and Language on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies.
- Co-organized the Third Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), held in Montreal following NAACL-HLT in June, 2012.
- Co-organized the First Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), held in Los Angeles following NAACL-HLT in June, 2010.
- Co-organized the CHI 2012 Workshop on Designing and Evaluating Text Entry Methods at CHI in Austin, TX, May, 2012.
- While on sabbatical, spent September, 2011, in Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen, Scotland, as part of a SICSA visiting fellowship. Also visited University of Cambridge first week of October.
- Team leader for project at 2011 CLSP summer workshop at JHU
- Local arrangements chair of ACL-HLT 2011 in Portland, June, 2011
- Participated in JHU Summer Workshop, 2005.
Computational characterization of language use in autism spectrum disorder, NIH, NIDCD Grant (PI Sproat), 2011-2016.
Semi-Supervised Discriminative Training of Language Models, NSF (IIS) RI Grant, 2010-2013, Collaborative with JHU
Translational refinement of adaptive communication system for locked-in patients, NIH, NIDCD Grant (PI Fried-Oken), 2009-2014
Oregon Public Broadcasting story from ACL-HLT 2011 demo session here.
Efficient hidden structure annotation via structural multiple-sequence alignments, NSF (IIS) RI Grant, 2008-2011
DHB: Measuring Spoken Language Variability in Elderly Individuals, NSF (BCS) HSD Grant, 2008-2011
Discriminative Syntactic Language Modeling: Automatic Feature Selection and Efficient Annotation, NSF (IIS) Career Grant, 2005-2010
- Rapid serial presentation communication systems and methods
(pending, with Deniz Erdogmus, Melanie Fried-Oken, Jan van Santen and Misha Pavel). Application #20100280403.
- System and method for using meta-data dependent language modeling for automatic speech recognition
(with Michiel Bacchiani).
U.S. Patent Number 7,752,046.
- System and method of using meta-data in speech processing
(with Michiel Bacchiani, Sameer Maskey and Richard Sproat).
U.S. Patent Number 7,996,224.