Yan Tang Ph.D

 Yan Tang

Contact Information

707 S Mathews Ave
4023 FLB
707 S Mathews
M/C 168
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

  • 16:00-17:00 Tuesday (walk-in); 16:00-17:00 Thursday (by appointment)
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Speech intelligibility enhancement
  • Perceptually-motivated signal processing
  • Computational modelling of speech perception in noise
  • Speech perception and production in non-ideal listening conditions
  • Blind source separation
  • Robust automatic speech recognition

Research Description

My current research focuses on speech technologies such as speech intelligibility enhancement in adverse listening conditions, computational modelling of speech perception in noise and perceptually-motivated context-sensitive speech modification algorithms. My research interests also include speech perception and production in noise, psychoacoustics, source separation, and robust automatic speech recognition.


  • Ph.D., Applied Linguistics (Computational Speech and Hearing), Universidad del País Vasco, Spain, 2014
  • MSc, Software Systems and Internet Technology with Distinction, University of Sheffield, UK, 2008
  • MSc, Environmental Chemistry, Sichuan University, China, 2007
  • BSc, Environmental Engineering, Chengdu University of Technology, China, 2004