Dr. John H. L. Hansen’s research focuses in the field of speech processing and hearing science. He holds the University Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications Engineering, and is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Fellow of ISCA (International Speech Communications Association), and received the Acoustical Society of America’s 25th Year Award. He has graduated 66 PhD/MS thesis candidates in speech and language processing (as well as in speech and hearing science) and is an author/co-author of 495 journal and conference papers and 11 textbooks. He has served as Associate Editor on various journals in the field, as well as General Chair for ISCA Interspeech-2002 and Technical Chair/Co-Organizer for IEEE ICASSP-2010. He has previously served as Department Head of Electrical Engineering (UT Dallas) and Department Chair of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (CU-Boulder).
Dr. Hansen compares LENA to a lightbulb for the home environment. Without it, he says, “you’re still in the dark.”