Jesus Villalba is an assistant research professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and an affiliate of the Center for Language and Speech Processing.
His current research interests relate to information extraction from speech, such as speaker identity, language, age, and emotion. He is also interested in speaker diarization and unsupervised learning for speech-related applications.
Villalba received his MS in telecommunications engineering (2004) and his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering (2014) from University of Zaragoza, Spain. His thesis focused on several topics related to speaker recognition in adverse environments.
Villalba joined the Johns Hopkins Center for Language and Speech Processing as a postdoctoral fellow in October of 2016. He was appointed assistant research professor in 2019.