Hi! I am Neeraj Sharma: a researcher + engineer, amused by "signals" of nature.
+ From July 2022 - Now: I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, in the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (India).
To know more about my research group SPIN Lab click here.
+ From Dec. 2021 - June 2022
: I was a Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits
, IIS in Erlangen (Germany). To see an (animated) history of this institute: click here
. Working in the Audio Labs here, I explored ways to quantify spatial cognition triggered by speech and audio signals. In this adventure, I made use of behvaioral and EEG listening experiments to capture and analyze spatial audio cognition. I was also a member of the Spatial Audio Group, led by Prof. Emanuël Habets
at the International Audio Labs, Erlangen.
+ From Jan. 2021 - Nov. 2021
: I was a CV Raman Postdoctoral Researcher
at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
(India). I worked on topics related to computational analysis of cough, breathing, and speech sound signals for COVID-19 detection. Working together in a wonderful team, we developed the Coswara
(CoVID + Swara) tool during this phase. I was a member of the LEAP Lab, Dept. Electrical Engineering, and was mentored by Dr. Sriram Ganapathy (IISc)
+ From Aug. - Dec. 2020
: I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Society of Innovation and Development (SiD), Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
. I worked on analyzing the impact of language familiarity on talker change perception. I was mentored by Dr. Sriram Ganapathy (IISc)
+ From Feb. 2019 - March 2020
: I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Neuroscience Institute
and Dept. Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh. I worked on understanding human brain response to talker changes while listening to multi-talker speech. I designed behavioral and EEG experiments for this. I worked with the mentorship of Prof. Lori Holt
and Prof. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham
+ Mar. 2017 - Nov. 2018
: I was a BrainHub Postdoctoral Fellow, at CMU. I pursued a human and machine perception study on talker change detection. This research was funded by the BrainHub
, at CMU, Pittsburgh.
I carried this work with guidance of Prof. Lori Holt (CMU) and Prof. Sriram Ganapathy (IISc)
. To know more about the findings: click here
+ On June 2018
: I received PhD (and Masters) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. My PhD thesis is titled "Information-rich sampling of time-varying signals"
. I had my research habitat at the wonderful Speech and Audio Group (SAG), Dept. Electrical Communication Engineering, lead by Prof. T. V. Sreenivas
. To get a quick description of the thesis: click here
+ On June 2009
: I received a Bachelors in Techology (Instrumentation and Electronics Engg.),
from the College of Engineering and Technology
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My PhD Thesis
: Information-rich sampling of time-varying signals
: Does COVID-19 make a unique respiratory sound?
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