707 S Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
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
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
LING 402 - Tools and Techniques for Speech and Language Processing
LING 446 - Fundamentals for Speech Signal Processing and Analysis
LING 490 - Special topic: Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing
LING 506 - Special topic: Introductory Machine Learning
LING 520 - Acoustic Phonetics
Additional Campus Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Gent, H., Adams, C., Shih, C., & Tang, Y. (2022). Deep Learning for Prosody-Based Irony Classification in Spontaneous Speech. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, 2022-September.
Le, G., Shih, C., & Tang, Y. (2022). A Laryngographic Study on the Voice Quality of Northern Vietnamese Tones under the Lombard Effect. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, 2022-September.
Tang, Y. (2022). The role of glimpses with different energy in speech-in-noise recognition. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0009438
Le, G., Shih, C., & Tang, Y. (2021). Distortion in Tone Production due to the Lombard Effect. Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TAI) 2021, Sonderborg, Denmark.
Le, G., Shih, C., & Tang, Y. (2021). Do we change the tone quality spontaneously when speaking in non-ideal conditions?. Abstract from 26th Mid-Continental Phonetics and Phonology Conference, Chicago, Illinois, United States.