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Laxmi Pandey

Ph.D. student
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
School of Engineering
University of California, Merced
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

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I am a PhD student in Computer Science & Engineering at University of California Merced working with Prof. Ahmed Sabbir Arif. Previously, I completed my MS in Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur under the guidance of Prof. Rajesh M Hegde. Within Speech-Language processing and Human-Computer Interaction, I am currently looking into developing effective and accessible communication technologies.

Earlier, I have worked as a senior research associate at Multi-modal Information Processing System (MIPS) Lab, IIT Kanpur. During this, I have explored the areas concerning speech recognition for audio indexing with an application to information retrieval.

Publications

LipType: A Silent Speech Recognizer Augmented with an Independent Repair Model
Laxmi Pandey, Ahmed Sabbir Arif
CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021) (To appear)

Acceptability of Speech and Silent Speech Input Methods in Private and Public
Laxmi Pandey, Khalad Hasan, Ahmed Sabbir Arif
CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021) (To appear)

Enabling Text Translation Using the Suggestion Bar of a Virtual Keyboard
Laxmi Pandey, Ahmed Sabbir Arif
IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2020

Enabling Predictive Number Entry and Editing on Touchscreen-Based Mobile Devices
Laxmi Pandey, Ahmed Sabbir Arif
ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2020

TiltWriter: Design and Evaluation of a No-touch Tilt-based Text Entry Method for Handheld Devices
Steven J. Castellucci, I. Scott MacKenzie, Mudit Misra, Laxmi Pandey, Ahmed Sabbir Arif
ACM International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2019

Context-Sensitive App Prediction on the Suggestion Bar of a Mobile Keyboard
Laxmi Pandey, Ahmed Sabbir Arif
ACM International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2019 [Poster]

Multi-Channel Joint speech dereverberation and denoising using Deep Priors
Aditya Raikar , Saurya Basu, Laxmi Pandey, Rajesh M. Hegde
IEEE India Council International Conference, INDICON 2018

LSTM Based Attentive Fusion of Spectral and Prosodic Information for Keyword Spotting
Laxmi Pandey, Karan Nathwani
Interspeech 2018

Monaural Audio Source Separation Using Variational Autoencoders
Laxmi Pandey, Anurendra Kumar, Vinay Namboodiri
Interspeech 2018

Deep Clean: GPU Powered Speech Denoising using Adversarial Learning
Laxmi Pandey, Nitish Divakar, Krishna D N, Anuroop Iyengar
NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference, GTC 2018 [Poster]

Keyword Spotting in Continuous Speech using Spectral and Prosodic Information Fusion
Laxmi Pandey, Rajesh M. Hegde
Circuits Systems and Signal Processing, CSSP Springer, 2018 [Journal]

Fusion of Spectral and Prosodic Information using Combined Error Optimization for Keyword Spotting
Laxmi Pandey, Kuldeep Chaudhary, Rajesh M. Hegde
IEEE National Conference on Communications, NCC 2017

Domain Specific Audio Indexing Using Linguistic Information
L. Pandey, K. Nathwani, S. Kaur, I. Hussain, R. Pathak, G. Singh, S. Tiwari, Rajesh M. Hegde
IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2014

News

Mar 2021 UC Merced Newsroom, ACM TechNews, and the Regents of the University of California published an article on my CHI 2021 papers
Dec 2020 Two papers accepted to Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
Dec 2020 Accepted research internship at Facebook AI. Will begin in May 2021!
Oct 2020 Co-chaired a session at IEEE Int. Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) 2020
Sep 2020 Received Hatano Cognitive Development Research Fellowship, UC Merced
Aug 2020 Paper accepted to Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
April 2020 UC Merced Newsroom and Mariposa Gazette published news stories covering my work on number prediction
Mar 2020 Demonstrated my work on lip reading to Congressman Jim Costa during his visit at UC Merced
Jan 2020 Received SIGIR Student Travel Grant
Jan 2020 Received ACM-W Scholarship Award
Dec 2019 Paper accepted to Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR)
Nov 2019 Talk at Cognitive Science Annual Symposium, UC Merced
Oct 2019 Two papers accepted to Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM)
May 2019 Received summer EECS Bobcat Fellowship at UC Merced
Nov 2018 Paper accepted to IEEE India Council International Conference (INDICON)
Sep 2018 Journal accepted to Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (CSSP)
June 2018 Received International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Travel Grant
May 2018 Two papers accepted to Interspeech
Mar 2018 Accepted Ph.D. at UC Merced. Will begin in fall'18!
Feb 2018 Poster accepted to NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC)
Jan 2017 Paper accepted to National Conference on Communications (NCC)
Aug 2015 Accepted M.S. offer at IIT Kanpur
Oct 2014 Paper accepted to Symposium on Signal Processing and Infor-mation Technology (ISSPIT)