|[ ID = 0456 ]||Ph.D Anna Esposito|
|Name||Esposito, Ph.D Anna|
|Job Title||Associate Professor|
|Organisation||Second University of Naples, Department of Psychology|
|Address||Via Vivaldi, 43|
|Phone||+ (+39) 0823 274797 - 089 761167|
|Fax||+ (+39 ) 089 761189|
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|Languages||English Italian, French|
|Specialism||Anna Esposito current research interests are on the meta-features of verbal and non verbal communication, and in
particular on cross-modal analysis of speech, gesture, and facial expression of emotions. She also works on
signal processing, speech disorders, multimedia applications for disabled persons, and modelling and
applications of neural networks.
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Anna Esposito is Associate Professor in Computer Science in the Department of Psychology at the Second University of Naples. She also teach the course 'Laboratory of Cybernetics' in the Department of Physics at Salerno University since 1997. She is and has formerly been affiliated with the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA (Nov. 2000-Nov. 2002); the International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (Italy) (since 1995), and the Research Laboratory of Electronics (MIT) (since 1993 as Research Affiliate), where she developed her Ph.D thesis. She obtained her Ph.D (1995) in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at Naples University 'Federico II'. She is author of over 50 publications on International Journals and on Conference and Congress Proceedings with peer review. Education PhD in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Naples University , Italy . Title of Ph.D. thesis: Features extraction from speech: the acoustic attributes of vowels and stop consonants in Italian (in Italian). Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT, Cambridge ), specialization on acoustic and perceptual analysis of speech, Speech Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronic (RLE). "Laurea" with "lode" in Computer Science earned at Salerno University , Italy . Title of thesis: A study on the behaviour and the learning process of deterministic neural networks: how to increase their storage capacity (in Italian). ACADEMICS Professor of "Fundamentals of Computer Science" and " Cross-modal analysis of speech, gestures and emotions through multimedia software tools" within the Laurea in Psychology at Second University of Naples, Department of Psychology, Caserta, since 2003; Professor of "Laboratory of Cybernetic" within the Laurea in Physics program at Salerno University , Department of Theoretical Physics, since 1997. Professor within the Master "Advanced Technologies for Information Processing and Communication" (sponsored by the Italian Government, M.U.R.S.T. D.M. n. 308 of July 3 1995) for the courses: "Digital Signal Processing and Speech"; "Information Theory and Coding"; "Neural Networks" from 1995 to 2000. Supervisor of several PhD theses, Laurea theses and Project works, in collaboration with Italian and International Research Institutes, Universities, and Companies Research Activity Emotional Features in Speech Language Results: An acoustic and perceptual analysis of the emotional state of parents toward their children has been performed and a recurrent neural network has been implemented for their classification. Audio and Multimedia Applications for disabled persons. Results: A Multimedial Program aimed to help teachers of deaf students. Acoustic and Perceptual Analysis of Gemination in Italian. Results:The perceptual and acoustic attributes of the stop consonants in geminate and non-geminate form have been measured. Acoustic Analysis of Italian Speech, and more: Results: A set of acoustic features has been extracted from the spectrum shape analysis of stop consonants that allow to discriminate among the place of articulation. The fundamental frequency, the formant frequencies, and the durations were measured throughout the vocalic portions of a number of phonemically symmetric Italian consonant-vowel-consonant utterances. Moreover, preliminary studies on Dysarthic speech were done. Phonemes Segmentation, Phoneme Recognition, Speech Noise Cancellation and Noise Source Identification: Results: A set of experiments for classifying phonemes extracted from TIMIT have been performed. A set of experiments aimed to cancel noise from speech and to identify the noise source have been performed. A set of algorithms for text-independent phoneme segmentation have been proposed. Incremental Learning. Results: A Neural Network Model for function approximation, based on Incremental Learning has been developed. Neural Network (theory and applications) and Auditory Processing: Results: A neural network for speaker adaptation implemented. A new learning paradigm for neural nets has been developed and applied to implement a parallel neural adder and a neural network for correcting and decoding binary linear code. A model of the auditory apparatus was developed and implemented. Books Edited [1h] G. Chollet, M. G. Di Benedetto, A. Esposito, M. Marinaro, 1999. Speech Processing, Recognition, and Artificial Neural Networks. Springer-Verlag Publisher. Recent Pubblications 7] Shengli Fu, R. Gutierrez-Osuna, A. Esposito , Oscar N. Garcia, 2003, Audio/Visual Mapping with Cross-Modal Hidden Markov Models. In press on IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.  R. Gutierrez-Osuna, P. Kakumanu , A. Esposito , O. N. Garcia, A. Bojorquez, J. Castello, I. Rudomin, 2003 . Speech-driven facial animation with realistic dynamics. In press on IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.  E. Del Pezzo, A. Esposito , F. Giudicepietro, M. Marinaro, M. Martini, S. Scarpetta , 2003, Seismological discrimination of earthquakes and underwater explosions using neural networks . Bulletin of the Seismologic Society of America (BSSA), vol.93, n.1, pp. 215-223.  A. Esposito , E. C. Ezin, M. Marinaro, 2003 Mathematical Modelling of Passage Dynamic Function. To be published on the Proceedings of WILF2003,International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Application, Napoli, 9-11 October 2003.  A. Esposito, P. D' Andria , 2003. " An adaptive learning algorithm for ECG noise and baseline drift removal" . In LNCS 2859, WIRN VIETRI 2003, B. Apolloni, M. Marinaro, R. Tagliaferri Eds, pp. 139-147, Sprinter-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.  G. Aversano , A. Esposito, G. Chollet , 2003. " A JAVA T Interface for Speech Analysis and Segmentation " . In Proceedings of ISCA tutorial and Research Workshop on Non-linear Speech Processing (NOLISP03), 20-23 May, Le Croisic , France .  A. Esposito , A. Natale, S. Duncan , D. McNeill , F. Quek , 2003 . "Relazioni tra le pause nel parlato e le pause nei gesti: una ipotesi di sincronizzazione". In Proceedings of the V o Congresso Nazionale delle Sezione di Psicologia Sociale, Bari, Italy, 26-28 Settembre 2003.
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