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Visar Berisha

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Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Faculty Affiliate
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Biography

Visar Berisha joined Arizona State University in 2013 as an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science and School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. The overarching goal of his research is to develop and apply new machine learning and statistical signal processing tools to better understand and model signal perception. With a focus on speech, the goal is to develop reliable, data-driven models that can mimic aspects of human cognition. Some recent projects include developing models of pathological speech perception, developing auditory perception models based on psychoacoustics, and developing new machine learning tools for use with behavioral experiments. Making progress against these goals requires an interdisciplinary approach that spans multiple fields. Professor Visar's contributions to this effort are centered on developing computational models guided by collected behavioral data.

Education

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University 2007

Research Interests

statistical signal processing, speech and audio perception, machine learning

Publications
  • A. Wisler, V. Berisha, A. Hero, and A. Spanias “Empirically Estimable Classification Bounds Based on a Non-parametric Divergence Measure,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Accepted for Publication, August, 2015.
  • Y. Jiao, V. Berisha, M. Tu, and J. Liss, “Convex Weighting Criteria for Speaking Rate Estimation,” IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing. Vol. 23, Issue No. 9, May 2015.
  • V. Berisha, S. Wang, A. LaCross, and J. Liss, “Tracking Discourse Complexity Preceding Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis: A Case Study Comparing the Press Conferences of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush,” Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Vol. 45, Issue No. 3, 2015.
  • T. Schwedt, V. Berisha, and C. Chong, “Temporal Lobe Cortical Thickness Correlations Differentiate the Migraine Brain from the Healthy Brain,” PLOS-ONE. Feb, 2015.
  • V. Berisha and A. Hero, “Empirical Non-Parametric Estimation of the Fisher Information,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol 22, Issue No. 7, 2015.
  • V. Berisha and D. Cochran, “Active Data Labeling for Improved Classifier Generalizability,” Signal Processing, October 2014.
Research Activity
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
EEE 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 500Research Methods
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
SHS 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
CEN 599Thesis
SHS 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
SHS 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
SHS 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
SHS 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
SHS 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 203Signals and Systems I
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 500Research Methods
EEE 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
EEE 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
SHS 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 598Special Topics
SHS 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
SHS 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 350Random Signal Analysis
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 500Research Methods
EEE 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
EEE 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
SHS 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
SHS 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 500Research Methods
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
SHS 598Special Topics
EEE 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 592Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 500Research Methods