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Jun Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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 '@')

                        Wang in EMA AG501.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas
Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Primary Investigator, 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/neurotechnology for speech

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

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What's New

A postdoc and a PhD (RA) position are available in the Fall 2018.
Nature Outlook article features the ALS diagnosis research in the lab.

Congratulations to Beiming for receiving an Interspeech 2017 student travel grant.

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, 2015-2018).

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

Bandini, A., Green, J. R., Wang, J., Campbell, T. F., Zinman, L., & Yunusova, Y. (In press). Kinematic features of jaw and lips distinguish symptomatic from pre-symptomatic stages of bulbar decline in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Kim, M., Cao, B., Mau, T., & Wang, J. (2017). Speaker-independent silent speech recognition from flesh point articulatory movements using an LSTM neural network, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing., 25(12): 2323-2336.

Kim, M.,
Cao, B., Mau, T., & Wang, J. (2017). Multiview representation learning via deep CCA for silent speech recognition, Interspeech, 2769-2773.

Cao, B., Kim, M., van Santen, J., Mau, T., & Wang, J. (2017). Integrating articulatory information into deep learning-based text-to-speech synthesis, Interspeech, 254-258.

Wang, J., Kim, M., Hernandez-Mulero, A. H., Heitzman, D., & Ferrari, P. (2017). Towards decoding speech production from single-trial Magnetoencephalography (MEG) signals, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 3036-3040.

Allison, K., Yunusova, Y., Campbell, T., Wang, J., Berry, J., Green, J. (2017). The diagnostic utility of patient-report and speech-language pathologistsí ratings for detecting the early onset of bulbar symptoms due to ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 18(5-6):358-366.

Kim, M., Kim, Y., Yoo, J., Wang, J., & Kim, H. (2017). Regularized speaker adaptation of KL-HMM for dysarthric speech recognition, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, 25(9): 1581-1591.

Katz, W., Mehta, S., Wood, M., & Wang, J. (2017). Using electromagnetic articulography with a tongue lateral sensor to discriminate manner of articulation, The Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, 141(1), EL57-EL63.

Shokoohi-Yekta, M., Hu, B., Jin, H., Wang, J., Keogh E. (2017). Generalizing dynamic time warping to the multi-dimensional case requires an adaptive approach, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 31(1): 1-31.

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Upcoming or Recent Conferences

The 21st International Conference on Biomagnetism (Biomag 2018), Philadelphia, PA, August, 2018
Conference on Motor Speech, Savannah, GA, February, 2018
Interspeech, Stockholm, Sweden, August,
The 7th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Groningen, the Netherlands, July, 2017
The 8th IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering,  Shanghai, China, May, 2017


Spring 18, CS 1324 - Introduction to Programming for Biomedical Engineers
Fall 15-17, BMEN 3325 - Advanced Computational Tools for Biomedical Engineering

Selected Honors and Awards

Best Poster Award, the 7th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Groningen, the Netherlands, 2017
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

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:
Sensors; Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR); Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA);  JASA Express Letters; ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS); Speech Communication;  Computer Speech and Language; American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP); IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics