November 1, 2010

Interim director of the Center for Language, Speech Processing named

Hynek Hermansky, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will serve as the interim director of WSE’s Center for Language and Speech Processing, effective today. Nick Jones, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering, made the announcement last week.

Hermansky joined the Whiting School faculty in 2008 and is affiliated with both the CLSP and the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence. His research interests include robust automatic recognition of speech, automatic speaker identification from voice, auditory models in automatic speech recognition, speech enhancement and noise suppression, speech production and perception, and low-bit rate speech coding and synthesis.

Prior to his arrival at Johns Hopkins, Hermansky was director of research at the IDIAP Research Institute and a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He has worked in speech processing for more than 30 years.