• Director: Jun Wang, PhD
  • Locations: CMB1 & HDB5
  • 512-471-6831
  • jun.wang@austin.utexas.edu

People

Principal Investigator

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Jun Wang, PhD

Dr. Jun Wang is the principal investigator of the UT Austin Speech Disorders & Technology Lab. Dr. Wang earned his PhD in Computer Science with a cross training in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Nebraska — Lincoln in December 2011. After a half-a-year postdoc training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska - Lincoln, he joined UT Dallas’ Callier Center for Communication Disorders as a Research Scientist in 2012 and then became an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2014 until he joined UT Austin in 2019.

Dr. Wang is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Moody College of Communication and in the Department of Neurology, Dell Medical School.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Alan Wisler

Alan Wisler, PhD

Dr. Alan Wisler is a postdoctoral research associate in the lab. Alan earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2016, and held post-doctoral research positions at ASU, the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, prior to joining the Speech Disorders and Technology Lab at UT Dallas. He then moved with the lab to UT Austin in 2019. His research primarily focuses on examining the relationship between speech production and brain health across a range of disorders, with the end goal of developing tools for the detection and monitoring of neurological disorders.

Graduate Students

Beiming Cao

Beiming Cao

Beiming Cao, PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, is a research assistant in the lab. He obtained his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University (SMU). His research focuses on speech signal processing with a special interest in silent speech recognition, dysarthric speech recognition, and articulation-to-speech synthesis.

Kristin Teplansky

Kristin Teplansky

Kristin Teplansky, PhD student in Communication Sciences and Disorders, is a research assistant in the lab. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from UT Dallas’ Callier Center for Communication Disorders in 2014 and has worked as a speech therapist in the North Dallas area. Kristin’s current research focus is on motor speech disorders due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using kinematic and acoustic measures. Kristin is also part of the silent speech project with a focus on tongue and lip motion patterns of silent and normal speech.

Debadatta Dash

Debadatta Dash

Debadatta Dash, PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, is a research assistant in the lab. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering (EEE) from Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), India in 2014 and has two and half years of industrial experience from Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Ltd. in electrical design and project management. He was a research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, where he worked on resting state fMRI analysis. His current research focuses on neural decoding of speech or disorders from neuromagnetic (MEG) signals.

Undergradaute Students

Avi Patel

Avi Patel

Avi Patel is an undergraduate student studying Finance on the Pre-Dental Track at the University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in research regarding the computational analysis of neuroscience. Starting Fall 2019, Avi began assisting in Dr. Wang's Lab and is currently involved in data processing in the ALS project and the silent speech project. Outside of research, Avi is affiliated with Texas Pre-Dental Society, Student Health Advisory Committee, and Texas Infinites. During his free time, he enjoys hiking and flying kites!

Collaborators

Thomas F. Campbell, PhD, CCC-SLP

Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas

Paul Ferrari, PhD

Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
MEG Lab, Dell Children’s Medical Center

Daragh Heitzman, MD

MDA/ALS Center, Texas Neurology

Omer T. Inan, PhD

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ted Mau, MD, PhD

Department of Otolarygology — Head and Neck Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Lisa Goffman, PhD, CCC-SLP

Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas

Jordan R. Green, PhD, CCC-SLP

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, MGH Institute of Health of Professions
Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology, Harvard University

Alexander Kain, PhD

Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, Center for Spoken Language Understanding, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Yana Yunusova, PhD, CCC-SLP

Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Canada