Visar Berisha

Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Assistant Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Faculty Affiliate
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DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Visar Berisha joined Arizona State University in 2013 as an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the College of Health Solutions in speech and hearing sciences and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The overarching goal of his research is to develop and apply new machine learning and statistical signal processing tools to better understand and model signal perception. With a focus on speech, the goal is to develop reliable, data-driven models that can mimic aspects of human cognition. Some recent projects include developing models of pathological speech perception, developing auditory perception models based on psychoacoustics, and developing new machine learning tools for use with behavioral experiments. Making progress against these goals requires an interdisciplinary approach that spans multiple fields. Visar's contributions to this effort are centered on developing computational models guided by collected behavioral data.

Education

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University 2007

Google Scholar

Research Interests

statistical signal processing, speech and audio perception, machine learning

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications:

J29.

Schwedt, T., *Peplinski, J., Berisha, V. (in press). Altered speech during migraine attacks: A prospective, longitudinal study of episodic migraine without aura. Cephalalgia.

[SJR: 2.067; Tier 1 journal in Neurology and Medicine]

 

 

J28.

Chong, C., *Peplinski, J., Berisha, V., Ross, K., Schwedt, T. (in press). Differences in Fibertract Profiles between Patients with Migraine and those with Persistent Post-Traumatic Headache Cephalalgia.

[SJR: 2.067; Tier 1 journal in Neurology and Medicine]

 

 

J27.

Rutkove, S., Qi, K., Shelton, K., Liss, J., Berisha, V., Shefner, J. (in press) ALS longitudinal studies with frequent data collection at home: study design and baseline data. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration.

[SJR: 1.817; Tier 1 journal in Neurology and Medicine]

 

 

J26.

*Utianski, R., *Sandoval, S., Berisha, V., Lansford, K., Liss, J. (in press) The effects of speech compression algorithms on the intelligibility of two individuals with dysarthric speech. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

[SJR: 0.94; Tier 1 journal in Language and Linguistics, Tier 2 in Speech and Hearing]

 

J25.

Howard, L., Dumkrieger, G., Chong, C., Ross, K., Berisha, V., Schwedt TJ. (in press) Symptoms of Autonomic Dysfunction Amongst Those with Persistent Post-Traumatic Headache Attributed to Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: a Comparison to Migraine and Healthy Controls. Headache.

[SJR: 1.07; Tier 2 journal in Neurology]

 

J24.

Berisha, V., *Gilton, D., Baxter, L., Corman, S., Blais, C., Brewer, G., Ruston, S., Ball, H., Peter, B., Wingert, K., Rogalsky, C. (2018). Structural neural predictors of Farsi-English bilingualism. Brain and Language, 180, 42-49.

[SJR: 2.035; Tier 1 journal in Speech and Hearing, Language and Linguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience]

 

J23.

*Wisler, A., Berisha, V., Spanias, A., & Hero, A. O. (2017). Direct estimation of density functionals using a polynomial basis. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing66(3), 558-572.

[SJR: 1.591; Tier 1 journal in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Signal Processing]

 

J22.

Schwedt, T. J., Chong, C. D., *Peplinski, J., Ross, K., & Berisha, V. (2017). Persistent post-traumatic headache vs. migraine: an MRI study demonstrating differences in brain structure. The journal of headache and pain18(1), 87.

[SJR: 0.775; Tier 1 journal in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Medicine (miscellaneous), Tier 2 journal in Neurology]

 

J21.

Berisha, V., *Wang, S., LaCross, A., Liss, J., Garcia-Filion, P. (2017). Longitudinal changes in linguistic complexity among professional football players. Brain and language, 169, 57-63.

[SJR: 2.035; Tier 1 journal in Speech and Hearing, Language and Linguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience]

 

J20.

Xu, Z., Skorheim, S., *Tu, M., Berisha, V., Yu, S., Seo, J. S., ... & Cao, Y. (2017). Improving efficiency in sparse learning with the feedforward inhibitory motif. Neurocomputing, 267, 141-151.

[SJR: 0.968; Tier 1 journal in Artificial Intelligence, CS Applications, Tier 2 journal in Cognitive Neuroscience]

 

J19.

Hsu, S. C., *Jiao, Y., McAuliffe, M. J., Berisha, V., Wu, R. M., & Levy, E. S. (2017). Acoustic and perceptual speech characteristics of native Mandarin speakers with Parkinson's disease. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America141(3), EL293-EL299.

[SJR: 0.749; Tier 1 journal in Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Tier 2 journal in Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)]

 

J18.

*Jiao, Y., Berisha, V., Liss, J., *Hsu, S. C., Levy, E., & McAuliffe, M. (2017). Articulation entropy: An unsupervised measure of articulatory precision. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 24(4), 485-489.

[SJR: 0.942; Tier 1 journal in Signal Processing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tier 2 journal in Applied Mathematics]

 

J17.

LaCross, A., Liss, J., Barragan, B., Adams, A., Berisha, V., McAuliffe, M., & Fromont, R. (2016). The role of stress and word size in Spanish speech segmentation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America140(6), EL484-EL490.

[SJR: 0.749; Tier 1 journal in Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Tier 2 journal in Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)]

 

J16.

*Tu, M., *Wisler, A., Berisha, V., & Liss, J. M. (2016). The relationship between perceptual disturbances in dysarthric speech and automatic speech recognition performance. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(5), ELR416-EL422.

[SJR: 0.749; Tier 1 journal in Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Tier 2 journal in Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)]

 

J15.

Dorman, M. F., Liss, J., *Wang, S., Berisha, V., Ludwig, C., & Natale, S. C. (2016). Experiments on auditory-visual perception of sentences by users of unilateral, bimodal, and bilateral cochlear implants. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59(6), 1505-1519. (2016 Editors Award)

[SJR: 1.152; Tier 1 journal in Speech and Hearing, Language and Linguistics, Medicine (miscellaneous)]

 

J14.

Lansford, K. L., Berisha, V., & *Utianski, R. L. (2016). Modeling listener perception of speaker similarity in dysarthria. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139(6), EL209-EL215.

[SJR: 0.749; Tier 1 journal in Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Tier 2 journal in Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)]

 

J13.

Berisha, V., *Wisler, A., Hero, A. O., & Spanias, A. (2016). Empirically estimable classification bounds based on a nonparametric divergence measure. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 64(3), 580-591.

[SJR: 1.591; Tier 1 journal in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Signal Processing]

 

J12.

*Jiao, Y., Berisha, V., *Tu, M., & Liss, J. (2015). Convex weighting criteria for speaking rate estimation. IEEE/ACM transactions on audio, speech, and language processing, 23(9), 1421-1430.

[SJR: 0.887; Tier 1 journal in Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering]

 

J11.

Berisha, V., *Wang, S., LaCross, A., & Liss, J. (2015). Tracking discourse complexity preceding Alzheimer's disease diagnosis: a case study comparing the press conferences of presidents Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 45(3), 959-963.

[SJR: 1.536; Tier 1 journal in Clinical Psychology, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Psychiatry and Mental Health]

 

J10.

Berisha, V., & Hero, A. O. (2015). Empirical non-parametric estimation of the Fisher Information. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 22(7), 988-992.

[SJR: 0.942; Tier 1 journal in Signal Processing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tier 2 journal in Applied Mathematics]

 

J9.

Schwedt, T. J., Berisha, V., & Chong, C. D. (2015). Temporal lobe cortical thickness correlations differentiate the migraine brain from the healthy brain. PLoS One, 10(2), e0116687.

[SJR: 1.201; Tier 1 journal in Medicine (miscellaneous), Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous), etc.]

 

J8.

Berisha, V., & Cochran, D. (2015). Active data labeling for improved classifier generalizability. Signal Processing, 108, 272-277.

[SJR: 1.041; Tier 1 journal in Signal Processing, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Electrical and Electronic Engineering]

 

J7.

Berisha, V., *Sandoval, S., Utianski, R., Liss, J., & Spanias, A. (2014). Characterizing the distribution of the quadrilateral vowel space area. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(1), 421-427.

[SJR: 0.749; Tier 1 journal in Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Tier 2 journal in Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)]

 

J6.

*Sandoval, S., Berisha, V., Utianski, R. L., Liss, J. M., & Spanias, A. (2013). Automatic assessment of vowel space area. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134(5), EL477-EL483.

[SJR: 0.749; Tier 1 journal in Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Tier 2 journal in Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)]

 

J5.

Krishnamoorthi, H., Spanias, A., & Berisha, V. (2009). A frequency/detector pruning approach for loudness estimation. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 16(11), 997-1000.

[SJR: 0.942; Tier 1 journal in Signal Processing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tier 2 journal in Applied Mathematics]

 

J4.

Kwon, H., Berisha, V., Atti, V., & Spanias, A. (2009). Experiments with sensor motes and Java-DSP. IEEE Transactions on Education, 52(2), 257-262.

[SJR: 0.916; Tier 1 journal in Education and Electrical and Electronic Engineering]

 

J3.

Atti, V., Spanias, A., Tsakalis, K., Panayiotou, C., Iasemidis, L., & Berisha, V. (2008). Gradient projection-based channel equalization under sustained fading. Signal Processing, 88(2), 236-246.

[SJR: 1.041; Tier 1 journal in Signal Processing, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Electrical and Electronic Engineering]

 

J2.

Berisha, V., & Spanias, A. (2007). Wideband speech recovery using psychoacoustic criteria. EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, 2007(2), 5-5.

[SJR: 0.28; Tier 2 journal in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tier 3 journal in Acoustics and Ultrasonics]

 

J1.

Spanias, A., Huang, C. W., Natarajan, A., Ferzli, R., Kwon, H., Atti, V., Berisha, V., ... & Misra, S. (2007). Interfacing Java-DSP with a TI DSK for use in a signal processing class. Computers in Education Journal, 17(3), 27-35.

[SJR: 0.107; Tier 4 journal in Education, Tier 4 journal in Computer Science (miscellaneous)]

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings Publications:

 

Published:

C38.

Dixit, A., Shankar, U., Spanias, A., Berisha, V., Banavar, M. Online Machine Learning Experiments using the new HTML5 Object Oriented Software. In Proceedings of Frontiers in Education Workshop, 2018.

 

C37.

Song, H., *Willi, M., Thuagarajan, J., Berisha, V., and Spanias, A. (2018) Triplet network with attention for speaker diarization. In Proceedings of 2018 Interspeech Conference.

 

C36.

*Tu, M., Grabek, A., Liss, J., Berisha V. (2018)  Investigating the role of L1 in automatic pronunciation evaluation of L2 speech. In Proceedings of 2018 Interspeech Conference

 

C35.

Willi, M, Borrie, S., Barrett, T., Tu, M., Berisha, V. (2018) A discriminative acoustic-prosodic approach for measuring local entrainment. In Proceedings of 2018 Interspeech Conference

 

C34.

*Wisler, A., Moon, K., & Berisha, V. (2018). Direct ensemble estimation of density functionals. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). (also available on arXiv preprint arXiv:1705.06315.)

C33.

*Jiao, Y., *Tu, M., Berisha, V.,  Liss, J. (2018) Simulating dysarthric speech for training data augmentation in clinical speech applications, In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).

C32.

*Kadambi, P., Mohanty, A.,  Ren, H.,  Smith, J. McGuinnes, K., Holt, K.,  Furtwaengler, A.,  Slepetys, R.,  Yang, Z.,  Seo, J.,  Chae, J.,  Cao, Y. Berisha, V. (2018) Towards a wearable cough detector based on neural networks, In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).

C31.

*Kadambi, P., *Wisler, A., Berisha, V. (2017) Improved Finite-Sample Estimate of a Nonparametric f-Divergence.In Proc of Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers. IEEE.

C30.

Berisha, V., Liss, J., *Huston, T., *Wisler, A., *Jiao, Y., & Eig, J. (2017). Float like a butterfly sting like a bee: Changes in speech preceded Parkinsonism diagnosis for Muhammad Ali. Proc. Interspeech 2017, 1809-1813.

C29.

*Jiao, Y., Berisha, V., & Liss, J. (2017, March). Interpretable phonological features for clinical applications. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2017 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 5045-5049). IEEE.

C28.

*Tu, M., Berisha, V., & Liss, J. (2017, March). Objective assessment of pathological speech using distribution regression. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2017 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 5050-5054). IEEE.

C27.

*Kawabata, K., Berisha, V., Scaglione, A., LaCross, A. (2016). A convex model for linguistic influence in group conversations. In INTERSPEECH (pp. 1442-1446).

C26.

*Jiao, Y., Tu, M., Berisha, V., & Liss, J. M. (2016). Accent identification by combining deep neural networks and recurrent neural networks trained on long and short term features. In INTERSPEECH (pp. 2388-2392). 


C25.

*Tu, M., Berisha, V., Woolf, M., Seo, J. S., & Cao, Y. (2016, March). Ranking the parameters of deep neural networks using the fisher information. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2016 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 2647-2651). IEEE.

C24.

*Jiao, Y., *Tu, M., Berisha, V., & Liss, J. (2016, March). Online speaking rate estimation using recurrent neural networks. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2016 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 5245-5249). IEEE.

C23.

*Wisler, A., Berisha, V., Wei, D., Ramamurthy, K., & Spanias, A. (2016, March). Empirically-estimable multi-class classification bounds. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2016 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 2594-2598). IEEE.

C22.

*Wisler, A., Berisha, V., Ramamurthy, K., Spanias, A., & Liss, J. (2015, April). Removing data with noisy responses in regression analysis. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2015 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 2066-2070). IEEE.

C21.

*Wisler, A., Berisha, V., Liss, J., & Spanias, A. (2014, December). Domain invariant speech features using a new divergence measure. In Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT), 2014 IEEE (pp. 77-82). IEEE.

C20.

Berisha, V., Liss, J., *Sandoval, S., Utianski, R., & Spanias, A. (2014, May). Modeling pathological speech perception from data with similarity labels. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2014 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 915-919). IEEE.

C19.

Berisha, V., Utianski, R., & Liss, J. (2013, May). Towards a clinical tool for automatic intelligibility assessment. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2013 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 2825-2828). IEEE.

C18.

Berisha, V., Javadi, A., Hammet, K. R., Anderson, D. V., & Gray, A. (2010, November). Making decisions about unseen data: Semi-supervised learning at different levels of specificity. In Signals, Systems and Computers (ASILOMAR), 2010 Conference Record of the Forty Fourth Asilomar Conference on (pp. 75-79). IEEE.

C17.

Krishnamoorthi, H., Spanias, A., Berisha, V., Kwon, H., & Thornburg, H. (2010, March). An auditory-domain based speech enhancement algorithm. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2010 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 4786-4789). IEEE.

C16.

Thiagarajan, J. J., Ramamurthy, K. N., Knee, P., Spanias, A., & Berisha, V. (2010, March). Sparse representations for automatic target classification in SAR images. In Communications, Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP), 2010 4th International Symposium on (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

C15.

Kwon, H., Krishnamoorthi, H., Berisha, V., & Spanias, A. (2009, May). A sensor network for real-time acoustic scene analysis. In Circuits and Systems, 2009. ISCAS 2009. IEEE International Symposium on (pp. 169-172). IEEE.

C14.

Krishnamoorthi, H., Berisha, V., Spanias, A., & Kwon, H. (2009, April). Low-complexity sinusoidal component selection using loudness patterns. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2009. ICASSP 2009. IEEE International Conference on (pp. 301-304). IEEE.

C13.

Philips, S., Berisha, V., & Spanias, A. (2009, April). Energy-constrained discriminant analysis. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2009. ICASSP 2009. IEEE International Conference on (pp. 3281-3284). IEEE.

C12.

Berisha, V., Benitz, G., Martinez, B., and Kogon, S. (2008, June). Radar Classification of Persons Based on Gait Analysis. In 2008 Proceedings of the Tri-Service Radar Symposium.

C11.

Kwon, H., Berisha, V., & Spanias, A. (2008, May). Real-time sensing and acoustic scene characterization for security applications. In Wireless Pervasive Computing, 2008. ISWPC 2008. 3rd International Symposium on (pp. 755-758). IEEE.

C10.

Krishnamoorthi, H., Berisha, V., & Spanias, A. (2008, March). A low-complexity loudness estimation algorithm. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2008. ICASSP 2008. IEEE International Conference on (pp. 361-364). IEEE.

C9.

Berisha, V., & Spanias, A. (2007, April). A scalable bandwidth extension algorithm. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2007. ICASSP 2007. IEEE International Conference on (Vol. 4, pp. IV-601). IEEE.

C8.

Berisha, V., Shah, N., Waagen, D., Schmitt, H., Bellofiore, S., Spanias, A., & Cochran, D. (2007, April). Sparse manifold learning with applications to SAR image classification. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2007. ICASSP 2007. IEEE International Conference on (Vol. 3, pp. III-1089). IEEE.

C7.

Berisha, V., & Spanias, A. (2006, October). Bandwidth extension of audio based on partial loudness criteria. In Multimedia Signal Processing, 2006 IEEE 8th Workshop on (pp. 146-149). IEEE.

C6.

Kwon, H., Berisha, V., & Spanias, A. (2006, September). Distributed Sensing with Java-DSP. In Digital Signal Processing Workshop, 12th-Signal Processing Education Workshop, 4th (pp. 311-315). IEEE.

C5.

Berisha, V., Kwon, H., & Spanias, A. (2006, May). Real-time collaborative monitoring in wireless sensor networks. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2006. ICASSP 2006 Proceedings. 2006 IEEE International Conference on (Vol. 3, pp. III-III). IEEE.

C4.

Berisha, V., Kwon, H., & Spanias, A. (2006, May). Real-time acoustic monitoring using wireless sensor motes. In Circuits and Systems, 2006. ISCAS 2006. Proceedings. 2006 IEEE International Symposium on (pp. 4-pp). IEEE.

C3.

Berisha, V., & Spanias, A. (2005, October). Enhancing the quality of coded audio using perceptual criteria. In Multimedia Signal Processing, 2005 IEEE 7th Workshop on (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

C2.

Berisha, V., & Spanias, A. (2005, May). Enhancing vocoder performance for music signals. In Circuits and Systems, 2005. ISCAS 2005. IEEE International Symposium on (pp. 4050-4053). IEEE.

C1.

Song, Y., Spanias, A., Atti, V., & Berisha, V. (2005, March). Interactive Java modules for the MPEG-1 psychoacoustic model [audio coding teaching applications]. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2005. Proceedings. (ICASSP’05). IEEE International Conference on (Vol. 5, pp. v-581). IEEE.

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Abstracts (for conferences not publishing proceedings):

CA9.

Berisha, V., Liss, J., *Tu, M. (2018). A primer on clinical-speech applications of deep learning, Motor Speech Conference, Savannah, GA.

CA8.

Berisha, V. (2016). Objective evaluation of perceptual dimensions in dysarthria. American Speech and Hearing Association Convention – Special session on Motor Speech Assessment Tools: Outcomes & Efficacy Data Session, Philadelphia, PA. (Invited)

 

CA7.

*Schiltz, J. H., & Berisha, V. (2016). The role of the carrier waveform in vocoded Mandarin speech perception with applications to cochlear implants. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America139(4), 2047-2047.

 

CA6.

Berisha, V., & Liss, J. (2016). Objective evaluation of perceptual quality in the dysarthrias: an engineering perspective. Motor Speech Conference, Savannah, GA.

 

CA5.

Schatzki, M., *Wang, S., Berisha, V., Zhong, X. (2014). Using Real-Time Automatic Speech Recognition in Accent Modification Practice. American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

 

CA4.

Zhong, X., *Wang, S., Schatzki, M., Berisha, V. (2014). Development of an Individualized Accented Speech Training System. American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

 

CA3.

Utianski, R., *Sandoval, S., Lehrer, N., Berisha, V., & Liss, J. (2013). Speech assist: An augmentative tool for practice in speech-language pathology. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America134(5). (Winner of the ASA Mobile App Competition)

 

CA2.

Utianski, R. L., *Sandoval, S., Berisha, V., & Liss, J. (2013). The effects of speech compression algorithms on the intelligibility of dysarthric speech. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America134(5), 4132-4132.

 

CA1.

*Sandoval, S., Utianski, R., Berisha, V., Liss, J., & Spanias, A. (2013). Feature divergence of pathological speech. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America134(5), 4133-4133.

 

Invited colloquia:

CO10.

Berisha, V. (2018, July). Speech and language analytics for early detection of neurological decline. Invited presentation at the 2018 American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

 

CO9.

Berisha, V. (2018, April). Clinical speech analytics: interpretable algorithms and information limits. Seminar presented at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

CO8.

Berisha, V. (2018, April). Detecting paralinguistic information from speech for clinical applications: Interpretable algorithms and information limits. Seminar presented at the IEEE Dallas Chapter of Signal Processing Society, Dallas, TX.

CO7.

Berisha, V., & Liss, J. (2017, December). New technologies for measures of clinical progression. Seminar presented at the 28th International Symposium on ALS/MND, Boston, MA.

 

CO6.

Berisha, V. (2017, March). Detecting paralinguistic information from speech for clinical applications: Interpretable algorithms and information limits. Seminar presented at the University of Southern California Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Los Angeles, CA.

 

CO5.

Berisha, V. (2016, December). Speech and language analytics for health applications. Seminar presented at the University of Arizona Fall Colloquium Series. Tucson, AZ.

 

CO4.

Berisha, V. (2015, November). Tracking outcome measures in neurological disorders through speech and language processing. Seminar presented at the Mayo Clinic Neuroscience Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

 

CO3.

Berisha, V. (2007, September). Speech compression using loudness criteria. Seminar presented at Lincoln Laboratory, Boston, MA.

 

CO2.

Berisha, V. (2007, November). Speech enhancement using perceptual criteria. Seminar presented at Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

 

CO1.

Berisha, V. (2007, December). Recent developments in bandwidth extension of speech. Seminar presented at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA. 

 

Research Activity

Funded Research Grants

15

Title:  Objectively Quantifying Speech Outcomes of Children with Cleft Palate

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

PIs: Visar Berisha, Nancy Scherer (Multiple PI Proposal, Scherer contact PI)

Berisha’s Role: 1 of 2 Principal Investigators

Total Award Value: $429, 243

Total Allocated to Berisha: $145, 942

Performance Period: 9/1/2018 – 8/31/2020

 

14

Title:  An information-theoretic approach to improving the robustness of deep learning architectures

Sponsor: Office of Naval Research

PIs: Visar Berisha

Berisha’s Role: Principal Investigator

Total Award Value: $349, 012

Total Allocated to Berisha: $349, 012

Performance Period: 9/1/2017 – 8/31/2020

 

13

Title: R01: Perception of dysarthric speech: An objective model of dysarthric speech with actionable outcomes

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

PIs: Visar Berisha, Julie M. Liss (Multiple PI Proposal, Liss contact PI)

Berisha’s Role: 1 of 2 Principal Investigators

Total Award Value: $1, 815, 012

Total Allocated to Berisha: $907, 506

Performance Period: 4/1/2017 – 3/31/2022

 

12

Title: R21: Speech rhythm entrainment in the context of dysarthria

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

PIs: Stephanie Borrie (Utah State University)

Berisha’s Role: Co-Investigator (PI of ASU subcontract)

Total Award Value: $450, 000 (approx.)

Total Allocated to Berisha: $158, 795

Performance Period: 4/1/2017 – 3/31/2020

 

11

Title: Speech and Language Analytics for Early Detection of Psychosis

Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH

PIs: Visar Berisha

Berisha’s Role: Principal Investigator

Total Award Value: $139, 018

Total Allocated to Berisha: $69,509

Performance Period: 1/1/2017 – 12/31/2019

 

10

Title: Speech Changes as Predictors of Migraine Attack Onset

Sponsor: Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

PIs: Visar Berisha, Todd Schwedt

Berisha’s Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Total Award Value: $100, 000 (approx.)

Total Allocated to Berisha: $56, 035

Performance Period: 1/1/2017 – 12/31/2017

 

9

Title: Asthma Control / Cough Assessment with Smart Wearable Devices

Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH

PIs: Yu Cao, Visar Berisha,

Berisha’s Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Total Award Value: $113, 747

Total Allocated to Berisha: $11, 374

Performance Period: 1/1/2017 – 6/1/2017

 

8

Title: Passive monitoring of motoric abilities using mobile technology

Sponsor: Google Inc.

PIs: Visar Berisha

Berisha’s Role: Principal Investigator

Total Award Value: $193, 789

Total Allocated to Berisha: $193, 789

Performance Period: 7/1/2016 – 12/31/2017

Notes: Appears as two projects on the Sponsored Activities Report

 

7

Title: Robust low-power implementations of complex models

Sponsor: Raytheon Co.

PIs: Visar Berisha

Berisha’s Role: Principal Investigator

Total Award Value: $100, 265

Total Allocated to Berisha: $100, 265

Performance Period: 5/1/2016 – 5/31/2017

 

6

Title: The reticulation/activation nexus in organizations: An agent-based model and empirical test using unique data 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

PIs: Steven Corman, Daniel Bliss, Visar Berisha

Berisha’s Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Total Award Value: $205, 060

Total Allocated to Berisha: $41, 012

Performance Period: 9/1/2016 – 8/31/2018

 

5

Title: MRI-based algorithms that differentiate between patients with post-traumatic headaches and migraine

Sponsor: Department of Defense

PIs: Todd Schwedt

Berisha’s Role: Co-Principal Investigator (PI of ASU Subcontract)

Total Award Value: $1, 570, 000

Total Allocated to Berisha: $203, 517

Performance Period: 9/1/2015 – 9/1/2018

 

4

Title: STTR: speaklear: an augmentative tool to connect speech language pathologists with patients 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (STTR)

PIs: Visar Berisha

Berisha’s Role: Principal Investigator

Total Award Value: $119, 996

Total Allocated to Berisha: $119, 996

Performance Period: 1/1/2015 – 8/1/2016

Notes: Later transitioned to Michael Dorman due to conflict of interest. Does not appear in Sponsored Activity Report and I do not count it as a part of the total amount reported.

 

3

Title: Multivariable Models of Brain Structure that Classify Post-Traumatic Headache and Differentiate It from Migraine 

Sponsor: ASU – Mayo Seed Grant

PIs: Visar Berisha, Todd Schwedt

Berisha’s Role: Co-Principal Investigator (PI of ASU subcontract)

Total Award Value: $40, 000 (approx.)

Total Allocated to Berisha: $14, 816

Performance Period: 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2015

 

2

Title: R21: A web-based platform for cross-linguistic research in dysarthric speech

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

PIs: Julie Liss, Visar Berisha, Megan McAuliffe (Multiple PI Proposal)

Berisha’s Role: 1 of 3 Principal Investigators (Liss contact PI)

Total Award Value: $359, 175

Total Allocated to Berisha: $179, 587

Performance Period: 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016

 

1

Title: Improving the Robustness of Deployed Machine Learning Algorithms

Sponsor: Office of Naval Research

PIs: Visar Berisha

Berisha’s Role: Principal Investigator

Total Award Value: $293, 877

Total Allocated to Berisha: $293, 877

Performance Period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2017

Courses

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
SHS 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 500Research Methods
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 799Dissertation

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