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Researcher-Academic Town Meeting

The Researcher-Academic Town Meeting (RATM) is an invitation-only event at the ASHA Convention. The purpose of the event is to:

  1. Bring together senior researchers and PhD-level academics (including international PhD-level faculty/researcher affiliates in attendance at Convention), new PhD-level faculty, PhD students, and student awardees for a presentation and discussion on a timely topic related to science and research or academic issues.
  2. Provide the opportunity for new PhD-level faculty, PhD students, and student awardees to interact with seasoned faculty/researchers by having them sit and converse with faculty and researchers.
  3. Provide the opportunity for networking and socializing among all event attendees.

2020 Meeting

ASHA Annual Convention
Wednesday, November 18, 2020      
San Diego, California

Behavioral Machine Intelligence for Health Applications

The convergence of sensing, communication and computing technologies is enabling capture and access to data in ways that were unimaginable even a few years ago. Automatic capture of behavioral signals, such as audio and visual signals from speech, facial expressions and body language, combined with physiological signals and environmental information, offer revolutionary possibilities for understanding dynamic cognitive, affective and physical human states in context. This talk will focus on advances and challenges in gathering such data and creating algorithms for machine processing. It will highlight ongoing efforts in applying machine intelligence algorithms to model typical, atypical and distressed human behavior—with a focus on communicative, affective and social behaviors, and on supporting diagnostics and interventions. 

This meeting is by invitation only. Contact academicaffairs@asha.org for more information.

Presenter

Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan, PhD, University Professor and Nikias Chair in Engineering, University of Southern California

Panelists

Jordan R. Green, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Provost for Research and Matina Souretis Horner Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Swathi Kiran, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Dean for Research and James and Cecilia Tse Ying Professor in Neurorehabilitation, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Boston University

Past Meeting Presentations

2019 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on It's Critical! The Assessment and Development of Critical Thinking, presentation [PDF] by Drs. Robert M. Augustine, Patrick Finn, and Ou Lydia Liu.

2018 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Using Reporting Guidelines to Improve the Reliability and Value of Clinical Research, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Jason Roberts.

2017 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Clinical Education and Supervision, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Mindi Anderson

2016 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Responding to Changes in Scholarly Publishing, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Ray Kent

2015 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Advancing the Science and Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS), presentation [PDF] by Dr. Alan M. Jette

2014 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Systems Level Change: The Role of Implementation Science, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Donald Kincaid

2013 Joint Research Academic Town Meeting/ASHA Approved CE Provider Workshop on Interprofessional Education: Moving Toward a Collaborative Era through Preprofessional Education and Lifelong Learning, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Barbara Brandt

2012 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Preparing Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists to Provide Value-Based Services in the New Economic Climate, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Alex Johnson and Dr. Robert Burkard

2011 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Training the Next Generation of Clinical Researchers, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Melissa Duff and Dr. Mary Pat Moeller

2010 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Building Capacity for the Research Doctorate

2009 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Clinical Practice Research in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: The Final Frontier, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Laura Justice and Dr. Nancy Tye-Murray.

2008 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Perspectives on Teaching and Technology: Micro and Macro Applications, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Sarah Ginsberg, Dr. Lissa Power-de Fur, Dr. Carol Dudding, and Dr. Doug Martin.

2007 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Team Science: Reframing a Familiar Concept for Contemporary Research Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Dennis Matthews and comments [PDF] by Dr. Thomas Helfer, Dr. Ray Kent, Dr. Elena Plante, Dr. Bruce Tomblin.

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