Dr. Athanasios Tsanas, the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Title: Harnessing voice signals using signal processing and statistical machine learning: applications in mental health and other biomedical and life sciences applications.
Abstract: I will briefly outline the main physiological principles of voice production and describe how these link to the key concepts for developing speech signal processing algorithms to characterize speech and extract potentially useful information. I will demonstrate the applicability and differences of speech signal processing algorithmic concepts across different applications, in combination with state of the art statistical machine learning techniques. Finally, I will touch on open questions, challenges, and upcoming problems as we develop robust, parsimonious, generalizable decision support tools mining speech signals across diverse biomedical and life sciences applications.