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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
The University of Texas at Dallas

Office:  BSB 13.302
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
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Director, Speech Disorders & Technology Lab


Silent speech recognition / interface, dysarthric speech
recognition and analysis
Motor speech disorders (e.g., due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS)
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 ...

What's New

My lab at UTD moved into the brand new BSB building in Feb 2016.

I received a NIH/NIDCD R03 grant (DC013990, $459K, 2015-2018) to support the silent speech project.

I received a 2015 ASHFoundation New Century Scholar Research Grant ($25K, 2015-2017) to support the silent speech project.
I received a seed grant from the University of Texas System Brain Initiative (UT Brain) to support the neuroscience (MEG) project ($100K, 2015-2017).

I started serving as a Co-Investigator (sub-contract co-PI) on a NIH/NIDCD R01 grant to support the ALS project (DC013547, $2.97M, 2013-2018,
PI: Green).

Recent Publications

Rong, P., Yunusova, Y., Wang, J., Zinman, L., Pattee, G. L.,  Berry, J. D., Perry, B.,  & Green, J. R. (In press).  Predicting speech intelligibility decline in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis based on the deterioration of individual speech subsystems, PLOS ONE.

Balasubramanian, A., Wang, J., Balakrishnan, P. (In press). Discovering multidimensional motifs in physiological signals for personalized healthcare, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing.

Shokoohi-Yekta, M., Hu, B., Jin, H., Wang, J., Keogh E. (In Press). Generalizing dynamic time warping to the multi-dimensional case requires an adaptive approach, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery.

Wang, J.
, Samal., A., Rong, P., & Green, J. R. (2016).  An optimal set of flesh points on tongue and lips for speech-movement classification, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59, 15-26.

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, 79-85.

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, 47-54.

Wang, J.
  & Hahm, S. (2015). Speaker-independent silent speech recognition with across-speaker articulatory normalization and speaker adaptive training, Interspeech, 2415-2419.
Hahm, S. & Wang, J. (2015). Parkinsonís condition estimation using speech acoustic and inversely mapped articulatory data, Interspeech,  513-517.
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.

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.

   More publications and presentations ...

Upcoming or Recent Conferences

The Annual Meeting of the International Association of Larygnectomees, Dallas, TX, Jun 24-26, 2016
Conference on Motor Speech, Newport Beach, CA, Mar 3-6, 2016
The Annual ASHA Convention, Denver, CO, Nov 12-14, 2015


Fall 2015, 2016, BMEN 3325 - Advanced Matlab Programming for Biomedical Engineering

Honors and Awards

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation New Century Scholar Award, 2015
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.