Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan holds the Niki & C. L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), and is Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience and Pediatrics and the founding director of the Ming Hsieh Institute. He also founded and directs the USC Viterbi Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL). Prior to USC he was with AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Shannon Labs from 1995-2000. His research focuses on human-centered signal and information processing and systems modeling with an interdisciplinary emphasis on speech, audio, language, multimodal and biomedical problems and applications with direct societal relevance notably in intelligence, defense, health, education and the media arts. Shri Narayanan has pioneered a number of research areas including in behavioral signal processing, affective computing, media informatics, and computational speech science.
Shri Narayanan is currently Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and an Editor for the Computer, Speech and Language Journal and an Associate Editor for the APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing, having previously served an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Speech and Audio Processing (2000-2004), the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2005-2008), the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2008-2012), IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks (2014-2015), the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (2010-2016) and and the Journal of Acoustical Society of America (2009-2016). He holds or has held positions on the Speech Communication and Acoustic Standards committees of the Acoustical Society of America and the Advisory Council of the International Speech Communication Association, the BigData SIG (2014-present) the Speech Processing Technical Committee (2003-2007) and on the Multimedia Signal Processing technical committee (2005-2008; 2014-present) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. At USC, he was Chair of the Joint Provost-Senate University Research Committee (2006-09) and, a Past President of the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society (2007-08).
Shri Narayanan is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi and Eta Kappa Nu. He held the inaugural Viterbi Professorship in Engineering at USC (2007-2016). He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award, USC Engineering Junior Research Award and Use-inspired research award, USC Electrical Engineering Northrop-Grumman Research award, a Mellon award for mentoring excellence, a USC Distinguished Faculty Service Award, an Okawa Research Award, IBM Faculty Awards (2008, 2010), Google Faculty Research Award (2016), the 2011 UCLA Engineering Alumni Professional Achievement Award, and a faculty fellowship from the USC Center for Interdisciplinary research. He is a recipient of an Engineer's Council 2015 Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, a Ten Year Technical Impact Award from the 2014 ACM ICMI, a 2009 Best Transactions Paper award (with Chul Min Lee) and a 2005 Best Transactions Paper Award (with Alexandros Potamianos) from the IEEE Signal Processing society and was selected as Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-2011 and the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Distinguished Lecturer for 2015-16. Papers co-authored with his students have won awards at Interspeech 2016, ICASSP 2016, Interspeech2015-Nativeness Challenge, Interspeech2014-Cognitive Load Challenge, Interspeech2013-Paralinguistics Challenge, Interspeech 2013, Interspeech2012-Speaker Trait Challenge, Interspeech2011-Speaker State Challenge, InterSpeech 2010, InterSpeech 2009-Emotion Challenge, IEEE DCOSS 2009, IEEE MMSP 2007, IEEE MMSP 2006, ICASSP 2005 and ICSLP 2002. His research interests are in signals and systems modeling with an interdisciplinary emphasis on speech, audio, language, multimodal and biomedical problems and applications with direct societal relevance. His laboratory is supported by federal (NSF, NIH, DARPA, ONR, Army and DHS) and industry grants. He has published over 750 papers and has 17 granted U.S. patents. His work has also been featured broadly in national and international print and broadcast media.