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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


Silent speech recognition / interface, dysarthric speech recognition
Speech motor control and motor speech disorders (e.g., due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis )
Computational neuroscience/tech for speech 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 ...


Principal Investigator, NIH/NIDCD R03 DC013990, Real-time articulation-to-speech mapping for enhancing impaired oral communication, $459K, 2015-2018.

Principal Investigator, University of Texas System Brain Initiative, Decoding speech from MEG signals, $100K, 2015-2016.

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

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

Recent Publications

Wang, J., Samal., A., Rong, P., & Green, J. R. (In press).  An optimal set of flesh points on tongue and lips for speech movement classification, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Wang, J.
, Hahm, S., & Mau, T. (2015). Determining an optimal set of flesh points on tongue, lips, and jaw for continuous silent speech recognition, ACL/ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (In press).

Hahm, S., Heitzman, D., & Wang, J. (2015). Recognizing dysarthric speech due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with across-speaker articulatory normalization, ACL/ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (In press).

Wang, J.
  & Hahm, S. (2015). Speaker-independent silent speech recognition with across-speaker articulatory normalization and speaker adaptive training, Interspeech (In press).
Hahm, S. & Wang, J. (2015). Parkinsonís condition estimation using speech acoustic and inversely mapped articulatory data, Interspeech (In press).
Begum, N., Ulanova, L., Wang, J., Keogh, E. (2015). Accelerating dynamic time warping clustering with a novel admissible pruning strategy, ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
, 49-58.

Hahm, S. & Wang, J. (2015). Silent speech recognition from articulatory movements using deep neural network, Proc. of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, no. 0524, 1-5.

Shokoohi-Yekta, M., Wang, J., & Keogh, E. (2015). On the non-trivial generalization of dynamic time warping to the multi-dimensional case, SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, 289-297.

Rong, P., Yunusova, Y., Wang, J. , & Green, J. R. (2015). Predicting early bulbar decline in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A speech subsystem approach, Behavioral Neurology, no. 183027, 1-11.

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). 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]

   More publications and presentations ...

Upcoming or Recent Conferences

The Annual ASHA Convention, Denver, CO, Nov 12-14, 2015
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


Fall 2015, BMEN 3325 - Advanced Matlab Programming for Biomedical Engineering

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)


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.