I joined UTD Computer Science Department in the Fall of 2005.
I am part of the Human Language Technology Research Institute,
and the Center for Robust Speech Systems.

I am also an affiliated faculty in the department of Electrical Engineering.

My research interest is in human language processing (that includes both speech and written text!).
Natural language processing (summarization, sentiment analysis, information extraction, classification)
Speech recognition and understanding, spoken language processing
Speech and language disorder, clinical applications
Social media analysis
Machine learning in language processing