Taniya Mishra

Lead Speech Scientist
Lead Speech Scientist

Taniya Mishra is the Lead Speech Scientist at Affectiva. Taniya’s current research focuses on developing techniques for estimating human emotion from spoken utterances, with a goal to improve human-machine or human-human communication. These techniques involve training deep learning models from speech, either alone or in conjunction with other information streams such as text or facial expressions, to estimate a speaker’s emotion about the topic at hand, their engagement in a task, their confidence or their stress level.

Taniya’s past research includes text-to-speech synthesis, voice search and usage of the latter in child-directed and accessibility applications. Taniya completed her PhD in Computer Science from the OGI School of Science & Engineering at OHSU, Portland, Oregon in 2008. Taniya has been a co-author on more than 25 technical publications and has been awarded more than a dozen patents related to speech technology. Taniya is passionate about STEM education and mentoring.

Affectiva Product Demo: Humanizing Technology with Emotion AI
October 27, 2017
Sea Watch
1:00 PM  -  1:50 PM