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Yang Liu
Assistant Professor-Computer Science
Office MailstopMail Box: EC31, Room No.: ECSS 3.402 
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Morrison, Stacy Dawn
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Electrical and Computer EngineeringPurdue University2004
 M. S.Electrical EngineeringTsinghua University2000
 B. S.Electrical EngineeringTsinghua University1997
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Research Interests
Human Language Processing
  • Spoken language processing
  • Speech recognition and understanding
  • Natural language processing
  • Identification of speech and language disorder
  • Machine learning in speech/language processing

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Khairun-Nisa Hassanali, Yang Liu, Aquiles Iglesias, Thamar Solorio, and Christine Dollaghan. Automatic Generation of Index of Productive Syntax for Child Language Transcripts. Behavior Research Methods. May 2013.
Fei Liu and Yang Liu. Towards Abstractive Speech Summarization: Exploring Unsupervised and Supervised Approaches for Spoken Utterance Compression. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. 2013.
Xian Qian and Yang Liu. Branch and Bound Algorithm for Dependency Parsing with Non-local Features. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics. March. 2013.
Deana Pennell and Yang Liu. Normalization of Informal Text. Computer Speech and Language. Accepted. 2013.
Je Hun Jeon, Rui Xia, and Yang Liu. Level of Interest Sensing in Spoken Dialog Using Decision-level Fusion of Acoustic and Lexical Evidence. Computer Speech and Language. Accepted. 2013.
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2011/09-presentAssociate ProfessorComputer Science University of Texas at Dallas
2005/09-2011/08Assistant ProfessorComputer Science University of Texas at Dallas
2004/12-2005/08PostDoc Research FellowInternational Computer Science Institute (ICSI) Berkeley
2002/07-2004/12Research AssociateICSI Berkeley
2000/08-2002/07Research Assistant  Purdue University
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 Additional Information
  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Air Force Young Investigator Research Program award

  • Meeting summarization. Supported by NSF CAREER award.
  • Diagnose language impairment in monolingual and bilingual children. Supported by NSF (PI: Thamar Solorio). 
  • Emotion recognition in speech. Supported by U.S Air Force Young Investigator Program.
  • Sentiment/opinion recognition.
  • Text message processing.
  • Online forum summarization.
  • Aspects of Prosody across Chinese and English (with Prof. Jerry Edmondson at UT Arlington), supported by UTA-UTD Joint Research Program.

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