My research focuses on automatic understanding of
human behavior using conventional and machine
learning techniques to develop smart systems that
can understand and react to human behavior. My
doctoral research focused on affect detection from
language (text and speech).
I also teach classes in Biometrics and Machine Learning, Assured Systems Design and Implementation, and in Encryption and Programming Techniques.
I completed my Ph.D. in engineering science and graduated on August 5th, 2011 from Louisiana State University. I was a graduate student in the LSU Semantic Analysis Lab under the supervision of Dr. Gerald M. Knapp (committee chair). The focus of my research and studies was in information semantic analysis and related technologies. Specifically, my research focused on affect detection from language (text and speech) for use in interactions between humans and computers. This type of research draws on principles from natural language processing, signal processing (for speech), and machine learning. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Technology at Purdue University Calumet.