Stephen E Levinson
Stephen E Levinson

Administrative Titles

Professor Emeritus
(217) 244-1262
3048 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg

For more information

Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering University of Rhode Island 1974

Research Statement

See Speech and Language Engineering Group

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

My lab is engaged in research intended to design and test anthropomorphic robots that learn as children do by experience with the environment. We are especially interested in language acquisition. Most undergraduates do not have the necessary background to do independent work in this area. However, there have been a few successful undergraduate projects related to the control hardware and software of the robots. Students who have an interest in this area are encouraged to discuss potential projects with me.

Research Interests

  • Speech processing, Language acquisition, Natural language understanding, Speech synthesis

Research Areas

  • Audio, speech, music and auditory processing
  • Computer vision and pattern recognition
  • Multi-agent systems and robot control
  • Signal Processing

Research Topics

  • Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive computing
  • Computational science and engineering
  • Data science and analytics
  • Decision science
  • Game theory
  • Human computer interactions
  • Machine learning
  • Machine vision
  • Neuro-engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sensing systems
  • Speech, language, and audio processing

Honors

  • Summer Appointment at Brown University, 1999
  • AT&T Bell Laboratories Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, 1990
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer, 1986
  • Fellow, IEEE, 1986
  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 1983
  • Sigma Xi Research Prize, 1974

Teaching Honors

  • New Course CHP 396A Campus Honors Program, 2009, 2010, 2012 (Spring)
  • Incomplete List of Excellence in Teaching, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012 (both semesters)

Research Honors

  • CAS Steering committee for the Memory Project, Fall 2004
  • Center for Advanced Study Associate, Fall 2002

Recent Courses Taught

  • CHP 395 - Sci Disc &Reinvention Identity
  • ECE 210 - Analog Signal Processing
  • ECE 211 - Analog Circuits & Systems
  • ECE 310 - Digital Signal Processing
  • ECE 420 - Embedded DSP Laboratory
  • ECE 537 - Speech Processing Fundamentals
  • ECE 594 - Math Models of Language
  • ENG 298 FFE - Foundations & Frontiers of Eng
  • MATH 487 (ECE 493) - Advanced Engineering Math