Carlos Busso

Associate Professor - Electrical Engineering
Tags: Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D - Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California - 2008
M.S. - Electrical Engineering
University of Chile - 2003
ENG. - Electrical Engineering
University of Chile - 2003
B.S. - Electrical Engineering
University of Chile - 2000

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Modeling and synthesis of human behavior
  • Affective state recognition
  • Multimodal speaker identification
  • Sensing participant interaction

Publications

C. Busso, S. Lee, and S. Narayanan, "Analysis of emotionally salient aspects of fundamental frequency for emotion detection," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 582-596, May 2009. 2009 - Publication
C. Busso, M. Bulut, C. Lee, A. Kazemzadeh, E. Mower, S. Kim, J. Chang, S. Lee, and S. Narayanan, "IEMOCAP: Interactive emotional dyadic motion capture database," Journal of Language Resources and Evaluation, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 335-359, December 2008. 2008 - Publication
C. Busso, Z. Deng, U. Neumann, and S. Narayanan, "Learning expressive human-like head motion sequences from speech," in Data-Driven 3D Facial Animations, Z. Deng and U. Neumann, Eds. Surrey,United Kingdom: Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2007, pp. 113-131. 2007 - Publication
C. Busso, Z. Deng, M. Grimm, U. Neumann, and S. Narayanan, "Rigid head motion in expressive speech animation: Analysis and synthesis," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 1075-1086, March 2007. 2007 - Publication
C. Busso and S. Narayanan, "Interrelation between speech and facial gestures in emotional utterances: a single subject study," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 2331-2347, November 2007. 2007 - Publication
N. Yoma, C. Molina, J. Silva, and C. Busso, "Modeling, estimating, and compensating low-bit rate coding distortion in speech recognition," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 246-255, January 2006. 2006 - Publication
C. Busso, Z. Deng, U. Neumann, and S. Narayanan, "Natural head motion synthesis driven by acoustic prosodic features," Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, vol. 16, no. 3-4, pp. 283-290, July 2005. 2005 - Publication
N. Yoma, C. Busso, and I. Soto, "Packet-loss modelling in IP networks with state-duration constraints," Communications, IEE Proceedings, vol. 152, no. 1, pp. 1-5, Feb 2005. 2005 - Publication
N. Yoma, J. Hood, and C. Busso, "A real-time protocol for the internet based on the least mean square algorithm," Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 174-184, Feb 2004 2004 - Publication
N. Yoma, J. Silva, C. Busso, and I. Brito, "Compensating additive noise and CS-CELP distortion in speech recognition using stochastic weighted Viterbi algorithm," Electronics Letters, IEE, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 409-411, Feb 2003. 2003 - Publication

News Articles

Professor Is Designing Tools to Help Computers Sense Emotion
Dr. Carlos Busso hopes computers will one day sense how you’re feeling. The associate professor of electrical engineering is designing speech recognition tools that understand human emotion.  
To further his research, Busso has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, which provides nearly $500,000 in funding over the next five years.
Engineering Professor Earns Award for Influential Audiovisual Study
Dr. Carlos Busso, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, is the inaugural recipient of a 10-Year Technical Impact Award given by the Association for Computing Machinery International Conference on Multimodal Interaction.

The award was given for Busso’s work on one of the first studies about audiovisual emotion recognition. The work analyzed the limitations in solely detecting emotions from speech or facial recognition, and discussed the benefits of using both modalities at the same time.