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Jun Wang, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Callier Center for Communication Disorders
Communication Technology Center
University of Texas at Dallas

Office: A119, Callier Dallas
           
1966 Inwood Rd.
             Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: (214)905-3156
Email: wangjun AT utdallas.edu (replace ' AT ' with '@')
Jun Wang in
                      EMA AG501.



I earned my PhD degree in computer science with a specialty on speech production from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in December 2011, co-advised by Dr. Jordan R. Green (communication disorders) and Dr. Ashok Samal (computer science). I was then a postdoctoral research associate in the Neurogenetic Communication Disorders Consortium, a joint program between the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska - Lincoln from January to August 2012 before I joined UTD Callier Center.

I will take a new position this summer as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Communication Sciences and Disorders.

* Available positions for my new lab.


Research

Silent speech recognition/interface, articulation-to-speech synthesis
Normal and disordered speech production (e.g., due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , ALS)
Brain activity signal analysis for communication disorders


Tongue motion tracking devices

Wave Speech Research System, Northern Digital Inc., Canada
Electromagnetic Articulograph (EMA), AG501, Carstens Medizinelektronik GmbH, Germany


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, $209,650, 03/04/2014 - 04/28/2015 (PI: Sloan). 



Selected Publications


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.

Yunusova, Y., Rosenthal, J. S., Green, J. R., Rong, P., Wang, J.,& Zinman, L. (2013). Detection of bulbar ALS using a comprehensive speech assessment battery, Proc. of International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications, Florence, Italy.

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.

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, Grenoble, France, 119-127.

Green, J. R., Wang, J., Wilson, D. L. (2013). SMASH: A tool for articulatory data processing and analysis, Proc. of Interspeech, Lyon, France, 1331-35.

Wang, J., Green, J. R., & Samal, A. (2013). Individual articulator's contribution to phoneme production, Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Vancouver, Canada, 7785-89.

Wang, J., Samal, A., Green, J. R., & Rudzicz, F. (2012). Whole-word recognition from articulatory movements for silent speech interfaces, Proc. of Interspeech, Portland, OR, 1327-30.

Wang, J.
, Samal, A., Green, J. R., & Rudzicz, F. (2012). Sentence recognition from articulatory movements for silent speech interfaces, Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Kyoto, Japan, 4985-88.

Yunusova, Y., Green, J. R., Greenwood, L., Wang, J., Pattee, G. L., & Zinman, L. (2012). Tongue movements and their acoustic consequences in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica (International Journal of Phoniatrics, Speech Therapy and Communication Pathology), 64(2):94-102.

Wang, J., Green, J. R., Samal, A., & Marx, D. B. (2011). Quantifying articulatory distinctiveness of vowels, Proc. of Interspeech, Florence, Italy, 277-280.

Yunusova, Y., Green, J. R., Wang, J., Pattee, G., & Zinman, L. (2011). A protocol for comprehensive assessment of bulbar (speech) dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), 48.

Wang, J., Green, J. R., Samal, A., & Carrell, T. D. (2010). Vowel recognition from continuous articulatory movements for speaker-dependent applications, Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, Gold Coast, Australia, 1-7.

Wang, J., Samal, A., Green, J. R., & Carrell, T. D. (2009). Vowel recognition from articulatory position time-series data, Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, Omaha, NE, 1-6.


Abstracts / Conference Presentations

Katz, W., Wang J., & Mehta, S. (2014). Using lateral sensors in flesh-point tracking of /l/ and /ɹ/ in American English, The 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, Rhode Island.

Mehta, S., Wang J., & Katz, W. (2014). Tense/lax discrimination in articulatory vowel space: Evidence from electromagnetic articulography, The 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, Rhode Island.

Wang J.
, Green, J. R., & Samal, A. (2014).
A real-time, interactive silent speech interface based on Electromagnetic Articulograph,

Conference on Motor Speech, Sarasota, FL.

Wolter, J., Farquharson K., Vanderveen, N., Wang, J., & Hogan, T. (2014). Orthographic probability and neighborhood density across development using the Child Orthographic Probability calculator, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Santa Fe, NM.

Wang, J., Green, J. R., Samal, A., & Yunusova, Y. (2013). Individual articulators' contribution to vowel production by persons with ALS, ASHA Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Wang, J., Green, J. R., Samal, A., Yunusova, Y., Kuruvilla, M. S., Pattee, G. L., & Boney, T. (2012). Articulatory and acoustic vowel space changes in early ALS, ASHA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Green, J. R., Yunusova, Y., Pattee, G., Zinman, L., Kuruvilla, M., Wang, J., & Falikowski, M. (2012). Bulbar motor deterioration in ALS, the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, New Orleans, LA.

Wiegert, R. G., Kuruvilla, M. S., Hogan, T. P., Wang, J., & Green, J. R. (2012). Effect of phoneme frequency and age of acquisition on tongue movement variability. University of Nebraska - Lincoln Research Fair, Lincoln, NE.

Wang, J.
, Green, J. R., Samal, A., Yunusova, Y., & Kuruvilla, M. S. (2012). Stage-based progression of articulatory performances in early ALS, Conference on Motor Speech, Santa Rosa, CA.

Wang, J.
, Green, J. R., Samal, A., & Carrell, T. (2010). Recognizing continuously produced vowels from articulatory movements, Conference on Motor Speech, Savannah, GA.

Yunusova, Y., Green, J. R., Wang, J., & Lingham, A. (2010). Jerk-cost and other motor indices of disease progression in ALS, Conference on Motor Speech, Savannah, GA.

Wang, J.
, Samal, A., Green, J. R., & Carrell, T. D. (2009). Vowel recognition from articulatory position time-series data, The 157th Meeting of Acoustical Society of America, 125(4):2498, Portland, OR.


Honors and Awards

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

Ad Hoc reviewer: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR); Speech Communication



Media


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