August 16, 2013 —
Panayiotis (Panos) G. Georgiou will join us as assistant professor effective August 16, 2013. He received his B.A. and M. Eng degrees with Honors from Cambridge University (Pembroke College), U.K. in 1996. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California in 1998 and 2002, respectively. During the period 1992-96 he was awarded a Commonwealth scholarship from the Cambridge-Commonwealth Trust. Since 2003 he has been a member of the Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI) and Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering as a research associate and most recently as research assistant professor.
His interests span the fields of human communication and behavioral signal processing. He has published more than 75 papers, and has three granted and several pending patents in the fields of statistical signal processing, alpha stable distributions, speech and multimodal signal processing and interfaces, speech translation, language modeling, immersive sound processing, sound source localization, and speaker identification. He is the PI on a recent NSF grant on Behavioral Signal Processing, and is or has been a co-PI of several other federally funded projects.
He is an elected member of the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee and served as a guest editor of the Computer Speech and Language journal. His current focus is on multimodal cognitive environments and speech-to-speech translation centered on human behavioral signal processing.