Hermansky, Hynek

Dept Of Electrical And Computer Engrg

Hackerman Hall 324D
3400 N Charles St
(410) 516-6766

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  • Other Doctoral Degree (Dr.Eng.) 1983, University of Tokyo
  • Other Master's Degree (Ing. (MS Equivalent)) 1972, Brno Iniversity of Technology
Research Areas
  • The aim of my current research is a design and development of an engineering systems that would reliably detect, identify, classify, encode, transmit and reconstruct information contained in speech and images. Current progress in sensor and signal processing technologies allows for new important insights in study of biological nervous systems and yield a rich body of knowledge about information processing in nature. believe it is a high time to take an advantage of this new opportunity and apply the newly available biological knowledge for a design and implementation of advanced systems for processing information in biological sensory stimuli. This can only be achieved by a close collaboration between engineering and life sciences.
  • 2013:  International Speech Communication Association Medal for Scientific Achievement
  • 2011:  Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association for contributions in bio-inspired approaches to processing of speech
  • 2008:  Visiting Scientist - Department of Psychology - School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences - The University of Reading
  • 2004:  Invited Faculty - Telluride Summer Workshop on Neuromorphic Engineering
  • 2002:  Fellow - Hanse Institute for Advanced Studies - Delmenhorst - Germany
  • 2002:  Guest Professor - Chinese Academy of Sciences - Beijing - China
  • 2001:  Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers - for Invention and Development of Perceptually-Based Speech Processing Methods
  • 1999:  Fellow - International Computer Science Institute - Berkeley - Califormnia
  • 1993:  Invited senior scientist - 6 week DoD sponsored Summer Workshop
  • 1978:  Japanese Ministry of Education-UNESCO Fellowship (1978-1983)


Other Publications
  • Elhilali, M., Hermansky, H., Andreou, A., Anderson, D., Vasilaki, E., Slaney, M., Lewicki, M., Mesgarani, N., Duangudom, T., Shamma, S. A. (2004).  Designing a biological key-word spotting system.  Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO.
  • Andreou, A., Hermansky, H., Kamm, T., Luettin, J., Minami, Y., Wellekens, C., Fain, D., Vuren, S. v. (1997).  Acoustic processing/modeling group: exploring the time dimension at different scales.
Conference Proceedings
  • Garcia-Romero, D., Zhou, X., Zotkin, D., Srinivasan, B., Luo, Y., Ganapathy, S., Thomas, S., Nemala, S., G. S. V. S. Sivaram., Mirbagheri, M., Mallidi, S. H., Janu, T., Rajan, P., Mesgarani, N., Elhilali, M., Hermansky, H., Shamma, S., Duraiswami, R. (2012).  The UMD-JHU 2011 speaker recognition system.  Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).  4229-4232.
  • G. S. V. S. Sivaram., Nemala, S. K., Elhilali, M., Tran, T., Hermansky, H. (2010).  Sparse coding for speech recognition.  Proceedings of the Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).  4346-4349.
  • Mesgarani, N., Sivaram, G., Nemala, S., Elhilali, M., Hermansky, H. (2009).  Discriminant Spectrotemporal Features for Phoneme Recognition.  Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH).
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