About the Center for Spoken Language Understanding

The Center for Spoken Language Understanding focuses on basic and applied research on algorithms for speech and language technology, imaging and biology, with applications comprising a wide range of biomedical and human-machine interface challenges.

Center for Spoken Language Understanding research spans a wide range of areas, from technology for detecting behavioral markers of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism) and neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., Parkinson's), to basic language and information processing technology, to technology for augmentative and alternative communication, to studies of social engagement in primates, to the use of weighted finite-state tranducers in peptide design.

Educational opportunities at the Center for Spoken Language Understanding include courses and degree programs for a new generation of engineers who will transform the biohealth industry through inventing new algorithms for health care and beyond. Our students learn from an internationally respected faculty at the Center for Spoken Language Understanding, work with industry as well as clinical professionals on real-world projects, and develop the skills and expertise crucial for success in this competitive and rapidly changing environment.