Dr. John Hansen

John Hansen

Director, CRSS Center for Robust Speech Systems


John H.L. Hansen (IEEE: S'81-M'82-SM'93-F'07) was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. He received the B.S.E.E. degree with highest honors from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. in 1982, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1983 and 1988, respectively.


He joined Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science in 2005, where he currently serves as Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Distinguished Univ. Chair in Telecommunications Engineering, and holds a joint appointment in the School of Behavioral & Brain Sciences (Speech & Hearing). At UTDallas, he established The Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS). He is an ISCA Fellow, IEEE Fellow, past Member and TC Chair of IEEE Signal Processing Society Speech & Language Processing Technical Committee (SLTC), IEEE-SPS Distinguished Lecturer, ISCA Distinguished Lecturer, and past Technical Advisor to the U.S. Delegate for NATO (IST/TG-01). He currently serves as ISCA President. He has supervised 91 PhD/MS thesis candidates, was recipient of 2020 Univ. of Texas at Dallas – Provost’s Award for Graduate Student Research Mentoring, 2005 Univ. of Colorado Teacher Recognition Award, and author/co-author of 755 journal/conference papers, including 12 books in the field of speech processing and language technology. His research interests are in speech, language and hearing based processing using machine learning concepts. He served as General Chair and Organizer for Interspeech-2002, Co-Organizer and Technical Program Chair for IEEE ICASSP-2010, and Co-General Chair and Organizer for IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT-2014) (Lake Tahoe, NV). He will serve as General Co-Chair for ISCA INTERSPEECH-2022, and Technical Chair for IEEE ICASSP-2024.