Asterios Toutios, PhD

Data and Speech Scientist, Former USC Faculty

Palo Alto, CA
+1 213 344 9509
toutios[at]gmail.com

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about

I am a data scientist at Sanas, building technology that enhances speech communication across linguistic barriers. I had an earlier career as an academic speech scientist, culminating with a research faculty appointment at the University of Southern California.

My academic research had focused on modeling human speech production based on direct observations of the vocal-tract dynamic configuration, with a view to helping assess speech disorders, decode the brain, and enhance speech technologies like recognition and synthesis. I led the collection, curation, and dissemination of several large speech MRI corpora from USC, and the development of a framework for articulatory speech synthesis from phonological specifications based on such data.

I received academic degrees in Thessaloniki, Greece: Diploma/MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1999, Aristotle University); MSc in Information Systems (2002, University of Macedonia); PhD in Applied Informatics (2007, University of Macedonia). Much more recently (2022), I achieved a MicroMasters Program Credential in Statistics and Data Science from MIT.

Following my PhD I held postdoctoral research positions in France, at LORIA (2007-2011) and TELECOM ParisTech (2011-2012). I joined USC Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2012 as a research associate, and was promoted to assistant research professor in 2017–a position that I held until 2021.

Among other things, I have translated from English to Greek a book on mathematical finance, published a few poems, sung for an obscure alternative rock band, and reinterpreted a bunch of cult greek pop-folk songs.




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  • Michael Proctor, Yinghua Zhu, Adam Lammert, Asterios Toutios, Bonny Sands, Shrikanth Narayanan, "Studying Clicks Using Real-Time MRI", Click Consonants (Bonny Sands, ed.), Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 210 - 240, 2020.
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  • Michael Proctor, Yinghua Zhu, Adam Lammert, Asterios Toutios, Bonny Sands, Ulrich Hummel, Shrikanth Narayanan, "Click consonant production in Khoekhoe: a real-time MRI study", Khoisan Languages and Linguistics. Proc. 5th Intl. Symposium, July 13-17, 2014, Riezlern/Kleinwalsertal (Sheena Shah, Matthias Brenzinger, eds.), Rüdiger Köppe, Cologne, pp. 337-366, 2016.
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