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Jun Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering, Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Callier Center for Communication Disorders, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
University of Texas at Dallas

Office:  ECS North 2.928
           
800 W Campbell Rd.
            Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (972)883-6821
Email: wangjun AT utdallas.edu (replace ' AT ' with '@')

Jun Wang in
                        EMA AG501.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Director, Speech Disorders & Technology Lab



Research

Silent speech recognition / interface, articulation-to-speech synthesis
Speech motor control and motor speech disorders (e.g., due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis )
Brain activity signal analysis for communication disorders

Tongue motion tracking devices
NDI Wave Speech Research System,  Carstens Electromagnetic Articulograph (EMA) AG501
* A quick tutorial on how to glue sensors to the tongue

 More about research and demos ...


Grants

Co-Investigator (sub-contractor),  NIH/NIDCD R01 DC013547, Speech movement classification for assessing and treating ALS, $2.97M, 12/01/2013 - 11/30/2018 (
PI: Green).

Co-Investigator, NIH/NIDCD SBIR R43 DC013467, Development of a software package for speech therapy, $209K, 03/04/2014 - 02/28/2015 (PI: Sloan). 




Selected Publications

Rong, P., Yunusova, Y., Wang, J. , & Green, J. R. (In press). Predicting early bulbar decline in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - A speech subsystem approach, Behavioral Neurology.

Hahm, S. & Wang, J. (2015). Silent speech recognition from articulatory movements using deep neural network, Intl. Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland (In press).

Shokoohi-Yekta, M., Wang, J., & Keogh, E. (2015). On the non-trivial generalization of dynamic time warping to the multi-dimensional case, SIAM Intl. Conf. on Data Mining, Vancouver, Canada (In press).

Wang, J., Katz, W., & Campbell, T. F. (2014). Contribution of tongue lateral to consonant production, Interspeech, 174-178.

Katz, W., Campbell, T. F., Wang, J., Farrar, E., Eubanks, C., Balasubramanian, A., Prabhakaran, B. & Rennaker, R. (2014). Opti-Speech: A real-time, 3D visual feedback system for speech training, Interspeech,1174-1178.

Wang, J., Samal, A., & Green, J. R. (2014). Across-speaker articulatory normalization for speaker-independent silent speech recognition, Interspeech, 1179-1183.

Wang, J., Samal, A., & Green, J. R. (2014). Preliminary test of a real-time, interactive silent speech interface based on electromagnetic articulograph, ACL/ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, 38-45. [Demo]

Wang, J.
, Green, J. R., Samal, A., & Yunusova, Y. (2013). Articulatory distinctiveness of vowels and consonants: A data-driven approach, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56, 1539-1551.


Wang, J., Balasubramanian, A., Mojica de La Vega, L.,  Green, J. R., Samal, A., & Prabhakaran, B. (2013). Word recognition from continuous articulatory movement time-series data using symbolic representations, ACL/ISCA Interspeech Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, 119-127.


Green, J. R., Yunusova, Y., Kuruvilla, M. S., Wang, J., Pattee, G. L., Synhorst, L., Zinman, L., & Berry, J. D. (2013). Bulbar and speech motor assessment in ALS: Challenges and future directions, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 14, 494-500.

   More publications and presentations ...
 

Upcoming or Recent Conferences

The 169th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, May 18-22, 2015
The Annual Texas Laryngectomee Association Conference, Austin, TX, Feb 27-Mar 1, 2015
2015 Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference, Dallas, TX, Jan 25-26, 2015


Honors and Awards

Selected Participation, Lessons for Success Workshop, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2013
International Travel Award, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2011
Research Mentoring Pair Travel Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2009
Dohrmann Fellowship, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering,
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2006-07


Professional Memberships and Services

Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Member, International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)

Ad hoc reviewer:
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR); Speech Communication;  ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS); Computer Speech and Language (CSL)



Media

Our ALS research was highlighted on the huge screen inside the Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE before Nebraska Huskers' historic football game hosting Ohio State Buckeyes on October 08, 2011.







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