snapshot Hema A Murthy

Professor

Research Areas: Speech Processing, Speech Synthesis, Music information retrieval, Music Processing, Computational brain research, any area that involves machine learning and signal processing

Education:
Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, 1992
M.Eng, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University,Canada, 1986
B.E., Electronics and Communcation Engineering, Osmania University, 1980
Associated Labs:
DONlab: Communications Systems and Indic Computing
Speech and Music Technology Lab
Courses (Teaching Currently/next Semester): Courses (that I have Taught Before): Research Scholars (current): Research Scholars (completed):
  • Saad Y Sait, ``Organizational level control of abusive traffic,'' (co-Guide: S Krishna Sivalingam), PhD Thesis, IIT Madras (submitted), 2016.
  • Anusha Prakash, ``Cross-lingual Speech Synthesis and Enhancement of Dysarthric Speech,'' (co-Guide, Prof. Ramasubba Reddy, Applied Mechanics), M S Thesis, 2017.
  • Shreya Khare, ``Multimedia Content Analysis And Its Application For Sound Source Localisation,'' M S Thesis (reports received) 2016.
  • Asha T, ``Relevance of front-end processing in Speaker Recognition,'' MS Thesis, IIT Madras, 2016.
  • Shrey Dutta, ``Analysis of Motifs in Carnatic Music: A Computational Perspective,'' M S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2016.
  • Akshay Bhandari, ``Feature extraction for anomaly detection,'' M S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2016.
  • Aswin S Shanmugam, ``A HYBRID APPROACH TO SEGMENTATION OF SPEECH USING SIGNAL PROCESSING CUES AND HIDDEN MARKOV MODELS,'' M S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2016.
  • Raghava Krishnan, ``PROSODIC ANALYSIS OF INDIAN LANGUAGES AND ITS APPLICA- TIONS TO SPEECH SYNTHESIS,'' M S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2016 (co-guide: Prof. S. Umesh, Dept. of EE, IIT Madras)
  • Padi Sarala, ``Applause identification and its application to archival of Carnatic Music,'' April 2015.
  • M R Srikanth, ``Speaker verification and keyword spotting for forensic applications,'' PhD Thesis,Dec 2013.
  • Ashwin Bellur, ``Automatic identification of tonic in Indian classical music,'' MS Thesis, January 2014.
  • Chaitanya Kumar, ``Information theoretic measures to incorporate multiple feature streams in the linguistic search space for automatic speech recognition,'' MS Thesis, 2013 (Co-guide: Prof. C Chandra Sekhar).
  • Subhadeep Dey, ``Universal syllable models for language identification,'' MS Thesis, IIT Madras, 2013.
  • Santosh Kumar Chaudhari, ``Green IT: Energy efficient techniques for network management for core networks and data centers,'' MS Thesis, IIT Madras, 2013.
  • Cyriac James, ``Relevance of time series in network traffic modeling: In the context of TCP SYN DOS attacks,'' M S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2012.
  • R Padmanabhan, ``Studies on voice activity detection and feature diversity for Speaker Recognition,'' Ph.D Thesis, IIT Madras, 2012.
  • Rajesh Janakiraman, ``Syllable Segmentation and its Application to Syllable-centric Continuous Speech Recognition,'' M.S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2012 (Co-guide: Prof. C Chandra Sekhar).
  • S Ranbir Singh ``On the significance of crawling, clustering and real-time implicit feedback in web search engines,'' (Co-guide: T A Gonsalves) Phd Thesis, 2010.
  • Nikhil Ranjan ``GARCH Models for TCP Based Denial of Service,'' (co-guide: T A Gonsalves) M S Thesis, 2010.
  • P R Ramya, ``Incorporating acoustic feature diversity in linguistic search space for speech recognition,'' (Co-guide C S Ramalingam) MS Thesis, 2009.
  • Sadhana Chevireddy, ``A syllable-based segment vocoder,'' (Co-guide: Dr. C Chandra Sekhar, Dept. of CS\&E), MS Thesis, 2009.
  • Y R Venugopalakrishna, ``Methods for improving the quality of syllable-based speech synthesis for Indian languages,'' (Co-guide: Prof. C S Ramalingam, Dept. of EE) MS Thesis, IIT Madras, 2009
  • P G Deivapalan, ``A Segmented Syllable-based, Isolated Word Recognizer for Indian Languages,'' M S Thesis, 2009.
  • Pranav Hamnabhadkar, ``Pattern Recognition and Synthesis of Materials Microstructures,'' (Co-guide: Dr. K Balasubramanian, Director, NFTDC, Hyderabad) MS Thesis, 2009.
  • Sreenivasulu Nagireddy, ``A Pattern Recognition Approach to Block Cipher Identification,''(Co-guide: Dr. C Chandra Sekhar, Dept. of CS\&E), MS Thesis, 2009.
  • M Kasirajan, ``Patram: A unified word processing system for handwritten character recognition in Indian languages,'' (Co-guide: Dr. Srinivasa Chakravarthy, Dept of BT), MS Thesis, IIT Madras, 2008.
  • P Sreehari Krishnan, ``Voice activity detection using group delay functions,'' M S Thesis, IIT, Madras, 2007.
  • A Lakshmi, ``A Syllable-based approach to continuous speech recognition inIndian languages,'' (Co-guide, Prof. C S Ramalingam, Dept. of EE) M S Thesis, IIT, Madras, 2007.
  • Samuel Thomas, ``Natural sounding Text-to-speech synthesis based on syllable-like units,'' (Co-guide: Prof. C Chandra Sekhar, Dept. of CS\&E) M S Thesis, IIT, Madras, 2007.
  • Dinil Mon Divakaran, ``Traffic Modeling and Analysis,'' (Co-guide: Prof. TA Gonsalves, Dept. of CS\&E) M S Thesis, IIT, Madras, 2007.
  • P Manohar, ``The Multimodal Interaction for the Computer: An Application independent Approach,'' M.S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2006.
  • Vinod J, ``Low cost Data Communication network for Rural Telecom Management,'' (Co-Guide: Prof. T.A. Gonsalves, Dept. CS\&E, IIT Madras) M S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2006.
  • G L Sarada, ``Automatic Transcription of Continuous Speech into Syllable-like Units,'' M.S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2006.
  • Rajesh Hegde, ``The Modified Group Delay feature and its application to Speech Recognition,'' Ph.d Thesis,IIT Madras, 2005.
  • R Deepak, ``Distributed Intrusion Detection System,''(Co-Guide: Prof. T.A.Gonsalves, Dept. CS&E, IIT Madras), M S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2005.
  • Veena Desai, ``Distributed Speech Recognition,'' (Co-guide: Prof.T A Gonsalves, Dept. of CS&E, IIT Madras), M.S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2005.
  • T. Nagarajan, ``Implicit Spoken Language Identification Systems,'' Ph.d Thesis, IIT Madras, 2004.
  • G.Sirisha, ``A DSP Virtual Machine,'' M S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2004(Co-Guide: Prof. T.A.Gonsalves, Dept. CS&E, IIT Madras)
  • N Sridhar Krishna, ``Multilingual Text-to Speech Synthesis,'' M S Thesis IIT Madras, 2004 (Co-Guide: Prof. T.A.Gonsalves, Dept. CS&E, IIT Madras)
  • M Balamurugan, ``An Access Network Planner,'' M S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2004 (Co-Guide: Prof. T.A.Gonsalves, Dept. CS&E, IIT Madras)
  • M. A. Saifulla, ``A Pattern Matching Approach to Classifying Network Traffic,'' M.S Thesis, IIT Madras, 2003, (Co-Guide: Prof. T.A.Gonsalves, Dept. of CS&E).
  • V Kamakshi Prasad, ``Segmentation and Recognition of Continuous Speech,'' Ph.D Thesis, IIT Madras, 2002.
  • A Ramasamy, ``LP Based Traffic Modelling and a Framework for Control,'' M.S.Thesis, IIT Madras, 2002 (Co-Guide: Prof.T.A.Gonsalves, Dept. of CS&E).
  • B Jyotsana, ``A Spoken Language Identification System for Indian Languages,'' M.S. Thesis, IIT Madras, 2001.
  • S Vela, ``A New Model of Speaker Identification based on Statistical Similarity and an Object Oriented Framework for Online Speaker Identification,'' M.S.Thesis, IIT Madras, 1999.
  • J Srichand, ``Word Boundary Detection in Indian Languages and its Application to Keyword Spotting,'' M.S.Thesis, IIT Madras, 1999 (Co-guide:Dr.G.V.Ramana Rao).
  • M Narendranath, ``Transformation of Vocal Tract Characteristics for Voice Conversion using Artificial Neural Networks,'' M.S. Thesis, IIT Madras, 1995 (Co-Guide: Prof.B.Yegnanarayana, Dept. of CS&E).
  • Contact Information:
    BSB 307
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Chennai - 600 036
    Ph: +91-44-2257 4364
    Fax: +91-44-2257 4352
    E-mail: hema AT cse DOT iitm DOT ac DOT in

  • Research Interests: Speech processing, recognition synthesis, computer networks, music processing.
  • Social Interests: School education , Science popularisation , Communal harmony, global warming, women empowerment
  • Membership: IEEE Society, Indian scientists against nuclear weapons, Movement for Peace and Unity, Tamilnadu science forum, Prakriti (a group at IITM that is concerned about the environment).
  • Publications (Recent):
  • Rajeev Rajan and Hema A Murthy, ``Two-pitch tracking in co-channel speech using modified group delay functions,'' accepted for publication, Speech Communication, 2017.
  • Rajeev Rajan, Manaswi Mishra and Hema A Murthy, ``Melody extraction from music signals using modified group delay functions,''International Journal of Speech Technology, Vol 20, pp.185-204, Jan 2017.
  • Rajeev Rajan and Hema A Murthy, ``Music Genre Classification by Fusion of Modified Group Delay and Melodic Features,'' accepted for presentation at NCC 2017.
  • Padmasundari and Hema A Murthy, `` Raga Identification usign locality sensitive hashing,'' accepted for presentation at NCC 2017.
  • P V Krishna Raj, Venkatasubramanian Viraraghavan, Sridharan Sankaran and Hema A Murthy, ``An Approach to Transcription of Varnams in Carnatic Music Using Hidden Markov Models,'' accepted for presentation at NCC 2017.
  • Swetha Tanamala, Jeena J Prakash and Hema A Murthy, ``A semi-automatic method for transcription correction for Indian language TTS systems,'' accepted for presentation at NCC 2017.
  • Anusha Prakash and Hema A Murthy, ``Improvement of Continuous Dysarthric Speech Quality,'' accepted SLPAT 2016.
  • Nauman Daulatabad, Srikanth Madikeri, C Chandra Sekhar and Hema A Murthy, ``Two-Pass IB based Speaker Diarization System using Meeting-Specific ANN based Features,'' pp.2199-2203, INTERSPEECH Sept. 2016.
  • Anusha Prakash, Jeena J Prakash and Hema A Murthy, ``Acoustic Analysis of Syllables across Indian languages,'' pp.327-331, INTERSPEECH Sept. 2016.
  • Arun Baby, N L Nishanthi, Anju Thomas and Hema A Murthy, ``A unified parser for developing Indian language text to speech synthesizers,'' TSD, LNCS, Volume 9924, pp.514-521, 2016.
  • Jilt Sebastian and Hema A Murthy, ``Group Delay Based Music Source Separation Using Deep Recurrent Neural Networks,'' accepted SPCOM 2016.
  • Karthik Pandia and Hema A Murthy, ``A Fast Query-by-Example Spoken Term Detection for Zero Resource Languages,'' accepted SPCOM 2016.
  • Jeena J Prakash and Hema A Murthy, `` “An analysis of the distribution of syllables in prosodic phrases of stress-timed and syllable-timed languages,'' Proc. Speech Prosody, pp.49-53, 2016.
  • Shreya Khare, Akshay Bhandari and Hema A Murthy, ``EIGEN AND MULTIMODAL ANALYSIS FOR LOCALIZING MOVING SOUNDING OBJECTS,'' Proc. ICASSP 2016, pp.2757-2761.
  • Rupak Vignesh Viswanathan, Aswin S Shanmugham and Hema A Murthy, ``SIGNIFICANCE OF PSEUDO-SYLLABLES IN BUILDING BETTER ACOUSTIC MODELS FOR INDIAN ENGLISH TTS,'' Proc. ICASSP 2016, pp. 5620-5624.
  • Jilt Sebastian, P A Manoj Kumar and Hema A Murthy, ``An analysis of the high resolution property of group delay function with applications to audio signal processing,'' Speech Communication, Elsevier, Vol 81, pp.42--53, July 2016.
  • Awards:
  • Indian Language text-to-speech synthesis systems integrated with screen readers, GE innovation award and first prize in research expo, Shaastraa 2013.
  • Prof. Rais Ahmed Memorial Lecture Award, Acoustical Society of India, 2012.
  • Text to speech synthesis in Indian Languages, Manthan Award Finalist (top 74 out ~450 projects), 2012.
  • IBM Faculty award, 2006.
  • Projects:
  • Text to speech synthesis: Resources available
  • Text to speech synthesis: Online HTS systems
  • Text to speech synthesis: Online USS systems
  • Discovery of Carnatic Music -- CompMusic Project.
  • CompMusic -- IIT Madras Demos
  • Speaker Verification
  • Computational Neuroscience
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