• Director: Jun Wang, PhD
  • Locations: CMB1 & HDB5
  • 512-471-6831
  • jun.wang@austin.utexas.edu
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Speech Disorders and Technology Lab: Home

About the Lab

Led by Dr. Jun Wang, Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication and in the Department of Neurology, Dell Medical School,  the Speech Disorders & Technology Lab (SDTL) focuses on basic science studies on healthy and disordered speech motor control as well as developing assistive speech technologies including silent speech interface (SSI) and speech brain-computer interface (BCI). Advanced computing techniques (e.g., machine learning) are heavily used in these projects. The lab is located at CMB1 in Moody College and HDB5 in Dell Medical School.



What's New?

  • Beiming successfully defended his dissertation in Nov, 2023. Congratulations, Dr. Cao! 
  • [Submission Open] Frontiers in Human Neuroscience special topic on speech brain-computer interfaces, due on September 2023.
  • Kristin has successfully defended her dissertation in July 2023.  Congratulations, Dr. Teplansky! 
  • Kristin received the 2023 Charles H. Ferguson Endowed Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology from the Dept. of SLHS, UT Austin.  Congratulations! 
  • Sidh's poster on silent vowel classification was honorably mentioned for the best poster award at the Longhorn Research Poster Session 2023 as part of the UT Undergraduate Research Week. Ilanah and Beiming are student co-authors. Congratulations!
  • Moody College news website features the brain-computer interface project in the lab.
  • Beiming and Kristin have two papers accepted by Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, respectively. Congratulations! 
  • Beiming has three papers accepted by Interspeech 2022, Incheon, South Korea, and Sensors, respectively.  Congratulations! 
  • Kristin has a manuscript on ALS accepted by Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedia. Congratulations!
  • Natalie graduated this May and joined our MS SLHS program in Fall 2022.  Congratulations!
  • Brian graduated this May and join Amazon as a Software Development Engineer in Summer 2022.  Congratulations!
  • Beiming did summer intern on speech research at Samsung Research America 2022. Congratulations!
  • Dr. Wang gave an invited presentation at the Holloway Submit by the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), Miami, FL, May 18-20, 2022. 
  • Anusha has a paper on voice onset time for ALS accepted by the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Congratulations! 
  • Beiming and Kristin will present at the UT CARE Research Day, April 22, 2022.  Welcome to stop by.
  • Kristin presented our progress in the OPM-MEG project at Sandia Day on campus, March 31, 2022.
  • Kristin received a UT Graduate School Continuing Fellowship for FY 22-23 ($46,000) and a Summer Fellowship for 2022. Congratulations! 
  • Four abstracts by Beiming, Cissy, Garret, Kristin, Natalie, and Shravan respectively have been accepted by the 2022 Conference on Motor Speech and the Signal Analytics on Motor Speech Workshop,  Feb 16 - 20, Charleston, SC. Congratulations!
  • Dr. Wang received a LDRD grant (PI: Borna) and a SAA grant from Sandia National Labs to support the neural speech decoding (speech brain-computer interface) project.
  • Debadatta successfully defended his dissertation on neural speech decoding. He will join NINDS, NIH as a postdoctoral research fellow early 2022. Congratulations, Dr. Dash! 
  • Lab alumnus Dr. Alan Wisler received a prestigious ASHFoundation New Century Scholar Research Grant. Congratulations!
  • Kristin became a PhD candidate in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Congratulations!
  • Dr. Wang received a supplemental grant on his current R01 from NIH (2021-2024) to support the silent speech interface project.
  • Alan and Kristin have two presentations accepted by ASHA2021, November 18 - 20, Washington, DC. Congratulations!
  • Debadatta has two papers on nerual speech decoding accepted by the proceedings of EMBC2021 and SPECOM2021, respectively, and will also present at the Society of the Neurobiology of Language Meeting in October 2021.  Congratulations!
  • Kristin was awarded the Lee and Joe Jamail Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Speech-Language Pathology ($3000).  Congratulations!
  • Alan will join the Department of Math and Statistics at the Utah State University, Logan, UT as a tenure-track Assistant Professor this Fall.  Congratulations! 
  • Beiming has a paper on speech reconstruction for laryngectomees accepted by Interspeech 2021, Brno, Czeck. Congratulations! 
  • Beiming, Debadatta, and Kristin presented their posters (virtually) at the UT CARE Reseach Day 2021. Congratulations! 
  • Debadatta received a Student Travel Award from the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Society to attend the BCI Meeting 2021. Congratulations! 
  • Anusha, Kristin, and Alan have a presentation accepted by TSHA 2021. Debadatta has a paper accepted by NER2021. Congratulations!
  • The lab is featured in the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Society Newsletter, issue 1, December 2020.
  • Debadatta received an ISCA Travel Grant to attend Interspeech 2020 and started his Fall 2020 internship at Facebook Reality Labs. Congratulations!
  • Alan and Kristin presented three posters at the Signal Analytics Workshop at the Motor Speech Conference, 2020. Debadatta presented orally at the Texas MEG Symposium 2020 in March and published three papers in Frontiers in NeuroscienceSensors, and IEEE Access. Alan and Dave first-authored two papers that were accepted by the 33rd International FLAIRS conference (FLAIRS33), 2020, and the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) as part of the World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI), 2020, respectively.  Dave, Kristin, Alan, Beiming, and Wendy co-authored three papers that were accepted by Interspeech 2020. Alan has a paper accepted by the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Congratulations!
  • Kristin's poster is recognized as a "Meritorious Poster" (about 3% selected) by ASHA 2019.  Congratulations! 
  • Dr. Wang recevied a NIH R01 award to support the silent speech interface project ($2.9M, 2019-2024). 
  • Dr. Wang received a subtract of a NIH R01 grant on developmental language disorders that is awarded to UT Dallas (PI: Goffman, $2.2M, 2017-2022).
  • Debadatta received a Best Student Paper Award from Brain Informatics 2018. Congratulations!
  • Mathworks (MATLAB) User Story features the neural speech decoding for brain-comuter interface project in the lab.
  • Nature Outlook article features the early detection of ALS from speech signals project in the lab.