Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan, Ph.D.

University Professor and Niki & C. L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering, University of Southern California

Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan is University Professor and Niki & C. L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering at the University of Southern California, and holds appointments as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Pediatrics, Research Director of the Information Science Institute, and director of the Ming Hsieh Institute. Prior to USC he was with AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Research. Shri Narayanan and his Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL) at USC Viterbi School of Engineering focus on developing engineering approaches to understand the human condition and in creating machine intelligence technologies that can support and enhance human experiences. Shri Narayanan is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC). Shri Narayanan is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow. He has published over 950 papers and has been granted eighteen U.S. patents. He is a recipient of several honors including the 2015 Engineers Council’s Distinguished Educator Award, a Mellon award for mentoring excellence, the 2005 and 2009 Best Journal Paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society and serving as its Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-11, a 2018 ISCA CSL Best Journal Paper award, and serving as an ISCA Distinguished Lecturer for 2015-16, Willard R. Zemlin Memorial Lecturer for ASHA in 2017, and the Ten Year Technical Impact Award in 2014 and the Sustained Accomplishment Award in 2020 from ACM ICMI. His research and inventions have led to technology commercialization including through startups he co-founded: Behavioral Signals Technologies focused on the telecommunication services and AI based conversational assistance industry and Lyssn focused on mental health care delivery, treatment and quality assurance.