Communication and science Disorders
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas
United States of America
Dr. Jun Wang’s research includes silent and dysarthric speech recognition, motor speech disorders due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and neuroscience for speech production. His work focuses on tongue motion or brain activity patterns during speech production using quantitative and computational approaches (e.g., machine learning). Dr. Wang has identified an optimal set of flesh points on tongue and lips for speech motor control studies and developed the first cross-speaker normalization approaches for speaker-independent silent speech recognition. Dr. Wang has received an NIH R03 grant, an UT System seed grant for brain research, and a New Century Scholar Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. He also has been a co-investigator on an NIH R01 grant and an NIH SBIR grant. Dr. Wang earned his bachelor’s degree from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), master’s degree from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, and PhD from the University of Nebraska — Lincoln.
Child language from a longitudinal and processing perspective, specifically bilingual language development in typically developing children and those with language impairments.