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People at MSP lab

Faculty

Carlos Busso
Professor
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Members

Andrea Vidal
Ph.D. Student
Modeling Behaviors

Ali Salman
Ph.D. Student
Face analysis

Yuning Qiu
Ph.D. Student
In vehicle safety system

Wei-Cheng (Winston) Lin
Ph.D. Student
Speech Emotion Recognition

Kayla Caughlin
Ph.D. Student
Oral cancer detection

Lucas Gonçalves
Ph.D. Student
Multimodal emotion recognition

Susmitha Gogineni
Ph.D. Student
In vehicle safety system

Seong-Gyun Leem
Ph.D. Student
Noisy Speech Processing

Himanshi Yadav
Ph.D. Student
Multimodal emotion recognition

Huang-Cheng (David) Chou
Visitor Ph.D. Student
Emotion Recognition

Luz Martinez-Lucas
Master Student
Emotion Recognition

Shruthi Subramanium
Undergraduate Student
Speech Emotion Recognition

Isaac Brooks
Undergraduate Student
In vehicle safety system

Olivia Bonin
Undergraduate Student
Human robot interaction


MSP Team over the years


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MSP team in 2010
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MSP team in 2014
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MSP team in 2015
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MSP team in 2018
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MSP team in 2019
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MSP team in 2020 (COVID-19 Edition)
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MSP team in 2021


MSP Alumni


PhD Students

Kusha Sridhar (2017-2021)
PhD Thesis: "Unsupervised personalization and deep uncertainty modeling for speech emotion recognition."
First position after UTD: Postdoctoral researcher at Rice University, Houston, TX
Current position: Postdoctoral researcher at Rice University, Houston, TX
Sumit Jha (2016-2021)
PhD Thesis: "Novel Modeling of Driver Attention in Real World Scenarios using Probabilistic Salient Maps"
First position after UTD: Samsung Research America, Irvine, CA
Current position: Samsung, Irvine, CA
Srinivas Parthasarathy (2015-2019)
PhD Thesis: "Novel Frameworks for Attribute-Based Speech Emotion Recognition using Time-Continuous Traces and Sentence-Level Annotations."
First position after UTD: Amazon, Sunnyvale, CA
Current position: Amazon, Sunnyvale, CA
Mohammed AbdelWahab (2013-2019)
PhD Thesis: "Domain Adaptation for Speech Based Emotion Recognition."
First position after UTD: AT&T Labs Research, Bedminster, NJ
Current position: AT&T Labs Research, Bedminster, NJ
Fei Tao (2013-2018)
PhD Thesis: "Advances in audiovisual speech processing for robust voice activity detection and automatic speech recognition."
First position after UTD: Uber, San Francisco, CA
Current position: Kwai Inc. Palo Alto, CA
Reza Lotfian (2013-2018)
PhD Thesis: "Machine Learning Solutions for Emotional Speech: Exploiting the Information of Individual annotations."
First position after UTD: Cogito, Boston, MA
Current position: Cogito, Boston, MA
Najmeh Sadoughi (2013-2017)
PhD Thesis: "Synthesizing Naturalistic and Meaningful Speech-Driven Behaviors."
First position after UTD: EMR.AI, San Francisco, CA
Current position: Amazon, Seattle, WA
Nanxiang (Sean) Li (2011-2015)
PhD Thesis: "Modeling of Driver Behavior in Real World Scenarios using Multiple Noninvasive Sensors."
First position after UTD: Honda Research Institute, Mountain View, CA
Current position: Robert Bosch LLC, Palo Alto, CA
Soroosh Mariooryad (2010-2014)
PhD Thesis: "Improving Robustness of Emotion Recognition Systems: Continuous Emotion Descriptors, Contextual Information and Lexical Compensation."
First position after UTD: Google, Mountain View, CA
Current position: Google, Mountain View, CA

Visiting Scholars and Post-Doctoral Researcher

Yakup KUTLU (2013)
Mustafa Kemal University, Iskenderum, Hatay, Turkey
Youngkwon Lim (2011-2012)
Samsung Telecommunications America, Richardson, TX
Juan Pablo Arias (2010-2011)
Fortinet, Santiago, Chile

Master Students

Alec Burmania (2016-2018)
MS. Thesis: "Methods and experimental design for collecting emotional labels using crowdsourcing"
First position after UTD: Lennox International, Richardson, TX
Current position: Lennox International, Richardson, TX
Yunjie Zhang (2016-2017)
First position after UTD: PhD Student at UT Dallas
Current position: PhD Student at UT Dallas
Anil Jakkam (2015-2017)
MS. Thesis: "A Multimodal Analysis of Synchrony during Dyadic Interaction Using a Metric Based on Sequential Pattern Mining."
First position after UTD: Knowles Intelligent Audio, Mountain View, CA
Current position: Knowles Intelligent Audio, Mountain View, CA
Sumit Jha (2015-2016)
MS. Thesis: "Analysis and Estimation of Driver Visual Attention using Head Position and Orientation in Naturalistic Driving Conditions."
First position after UTD: PhD Student at UTD
Current position: Samsung, Irvine, CA
Srinivas Parthasarathy (2013-2014)
MS. Thesis: "Relation Between Emotion Classification Performance and Evaluator Agreement with Absolute and Relative Descriptors."
First position after UTD: Robert Bosch LLC, Palo Alto, CA
Current position: Amazon, Sunnyvale, CA
Sheldon Dsouza (2012)
First position after UTD: Apple, Cupertino, CA
Current position: Apple, Cupertino, CA
Tauhidur Rahman (2010-2012)
MS. Thesis: "Improving robustness of emotional speech detection system."
First position after UTD: PhD student at Cornell University
Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
Shalini Keshavamurthy (2010-2011)
UtopiaCompression Corp, Los Angeles, California
First position after UTD: UtopiaCompression Corp, Los Angeles, CA
Current position: Humana, Boston, MA
Jinesh Jain (2010-2011)
MS. Thesis: "Driver Distraction: Multimodal analysis and modeling of driver behavior in real-world scenarios."
First position after UTD: Belkin International, Los Angeles, CA
Current position: Ford Motors Company, Palo Alto, CA
Anand Batlagundu (2010)
First position after UTD: Qualcomm, San Diego, CA
Current position: Qualcomm, San Diego, CA
Somu Palaniappan (2010)
First position after UTD: Nokia Siemens Networks, Dallas, TX
Current position: McKesson, Irving, TX
Premkumar Sridhar (2009)
First position after UTD: Ericsson Inc, Dallas, TX
Current position: Ericsson Inc, Dallas, TX

Undergraduate Students

Luz Martinez-Lucas (2018-2021)
First position after UTD: MS Student at UT Dallas
Current position: MS Student at UT Dallas
Jarrod Luckenbaugh (2019-2021)
First position after UTD: BS Student at UT Dallas
Current position: BS Student at UT Dallas
Kayla Caughlin (2019-2020)
First position after UTD: PhD Student at UT Dallas
Current position: PhD Student at UT Dallas
Tiancheng Hu (2018-2020)
First position after UTD: MS Student at ETH Zurich
Current position: MS Student at ETH Zurich
John Harvill (2018-2019)
First position after UTD: PhD Student at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Current position: PhD Student at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elizabeth Higgins (2018-2019)
First position after UTD: BS student at UTD
Current position: BS student at UTD
Asim Gazi (2017-2018)
First position after UTD: PhD Student at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Current position: PhD Student at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Michelle Bancroft (2016-2018)
First position after UTD: Central Appraisal Services, Forney, TX
Current position: Central Appraisal Services, Forney, TX
Dorothy Mantle (2017-2018)
First position after UTD: PhD Student at Stanford University
Current position: PhD Student at Stanford University
Alec Burmania (2012-2016)
First position after UTD: Lennox International, Richardson, TX
Current position: Lennox International, Richardson, TX
Preston Luthy (2015)
First position after UTD: BS student at MIT
Current position: Belo + Company, Dallas, TX
Jaejin Cho (2014-2015)
First position after UTD: PhD student at John Hopkins University
Current position: PhD student at John Hopkins University
Zackary Lindstrom (2013-2014)
First position after UTD: M.S. UT Dallas (Systems Engineering and Management)
Current position: TBA
Tam Tran (2011-2014)
First position after UTD: Sema Wireless, Dallas, TX
Current position: Sema Wireless, Dallas, TX


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