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Yan Tang

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Contact Information

4023 Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics Building
707 S. Mathews Ave. | MC-168
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

2024 Spring - Thursday: 3:30-4:30 PM for LING 446 (in-person)
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, Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK, 2008
MSc, Environmental Chemistry, Sichuan University, China, 2007
BSc, Environmental Engineering, Chengdu University of Technology, China, 2004

Courses Taught

LING 291 - Linguistics Laboratory Research Experience

LING 391 - Honors Individual Study

LING 402 - Tools and Techniques for Speech and Language Processing

LING 446 - Fundamentals for Speech Signal Processing and Analysis

LING 448 - Introductory Machine Learning

LING 520 - Acoustic Phonetics

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Assistant Professor, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

Recent Publications

Ma, Y., & Tang, Y. (2024). The Intelligibility Benefits of Modern Computer-Synthesized Speech for Normal-Hearing and Hearing-Impaired Listeners in Non-Ideal Listening Conditions. Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, Hearing and Balance Medicine, 5(1).

Huo, M., Sun, Y., Fogerty, D., & Tang, Y. (2023). Quantifying Informational Masking due to Masker Intelligibility in Same-talker Speech-in-speech Perception. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, 2023-August, 1783-1787.

Huo, M., & Tang, Y. (2023). Towards Automating the Assessment of Teachers' Teaching Emotions in Preschool Classrooms. Proceedings of 20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 2023-August.

Le, G., & Tang, Y. (2023). Misperception in Northern Vietnamese Tones due to the Lombard effect. Abstract from 184th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, ASA 2023.

Le, G., & Tang, Y. (2023). The lombard effect on the vowel space of northern vietnamese. Proceedings of 20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 2023-August.

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