Shrikanth Narayanan

Expert in machine learning, technology to treat autism and media analysis

Niki & C. L. Max Nikas Chair in Engineering

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, USC Viterbi School

Professor of Linguistics, Psychology and Neuroscience, USC Dornsife College

Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine

Director, Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL)

Director, Ming Hsieh Institute (MHI)


  • Human-centered sensing, computing and information processing
  • Pattern recognition, machine learning, signal processing, artificial intelligence (AI), computational linguistics
  • Human behavioral signal processing, emotions, affective computing, behavioral informatics
  • Speech and language processing, automatic speech/voice recognition, speaker recognition
  • Speech translation, biometrics
  • Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient (GD-IQ)
  • Human-machine and mediated interactions; spoken dialog systems and multimodal interfaces, virtual humans
  • Speech production modeling, speech/audio synthesis; audio and music processing
  • Biomedical signal processing and modeling: imaging & instrumentation
  • Mental health and behavioral health informatics
  • Media content analytics and media informatics

Additional Information

  • Worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories and AT&T Research (1995-2000)
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Numerous awards for research and education


  • Tamil

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