Qun Feng Tan http://profile.tanqunfeng.com en Profile of Qun Feng Tan http://profile.tanqunfeng.com/profile <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><b>Education</b></p> <ul><li><b>University of Southern California</b><br /> Aug 2008 – May 2013 (defended March 2013)<br /> Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering<br /> GPA: <b>4.00/4.00</b></li> <li><b>Stanford University</b><br /> Sept 2006 – June 2008<br /> M.S. in Electrical Engineering<br /> GPA: <b>3.93/4.00</b></li> <li><b>University of Michigan, Ann Arbor</b><br /> Sept 2004 – June 2006<br /> B.S.E in Electrical Engineering and minor in Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude)<br /> GPA: <b>3.93/4.00</b></li> </ul><p><b>Academic Emphasis:</b> Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Large Datasets, Speech processing, Natural Language Processing, Information Theory, Convex Optimization, Estimation Theory, Probability Theory, Compressive Sensing, and many other things...</p> <hr /><p><b>Programming Skills</b></p> <ul><li><b>Programming Language Usage:</b> C++, C, C#, Scripting languages, Java, HTML/CSS</li> <li><b>Speech Related:</b> Moses (Machine Translation), HTK (Automatic Speech Recognition), SRILM, OpenFST</li> </ul><hr /><p><b>Languages Spoken/Writing/Reading:</b> English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Malay</p> <p><b>Languages Spoken:</b> Hokkien, Taiwanese, Hakka, Indonesian</p> <hr /><p><b> Teaching Assistant experience </b><br /><a href="http://tanqunfeng.com/TA_Eval_EE483_Sp2012.pdf" target="_blank">Teaching Assistant Evaluation Results (Students' feedback and ratings)</a> for EE 483 (Digital Signal Processing) Spring 2012 Semester. </p> <p> Rating is on scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the best score). </p> <p> Obtained <b>perfect (5 out of 5)</b> overall ratings.</p> <hr /><p><b>Selected Publications (as first author)</b><br /><b>Peer Reviewed Journals [<a href="http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=QudCanUAAAAJ" target="_blank">Google Scholar Profile</a>]</b></p> <ol><li><b>“Novel Variations of Group Sparse Regularization Techniques with Applications to Noise Robust Automatic Speech Recognition”</b> – IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 1337 –1346, May 2012 [<a href="http://tanqunfeng.com/group_regularization_tan.pdf" target="_blank">preprint</a>]</li> <li><b>“Enhanced Sparse Imputation Techniques for a Robust Speech Recognition Front-End”</b> – IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 2418 – 2429, 2011 [<a href="http://tanqunfeng.com/sparse_imputation_tan.pdf" target="_blank">preprint</a>]</li> </ol><p><b>Peer Reviewed Conferences</b></p> <ol><li><b>“Combining Window Predictions Efficiently - A New Imputation Approach For Noise Robust Automatic Speech Recognition”</b> – ICASSP 2013 [<a href="http://tanqunfeng.com/combiningwindows_tan_icassp2013.pdf" target="_blank">preprint</a>]</li> <li><b>“Automatic Speech Recognition System Channel Modeling”</b> – Interspeech 2010 [<a href="http://tanqunfeng.com/corruption_model_tan_april2010.pdf" target="_blank">preprint</a>]</li> </ol><hr /><b>Professional Activities</b> <ul><li>Student member of IEEE (2012)</li> <li>Reviewer for Symposium on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2012)</li> </ul><hr /><p><b>Other Interests</b></p> <p>➨ <a href="http://rubiks.guru">Blindfold solving videos</a></p> <p><b>Non-Sighted Rubik Solving Videos (older content when I was in my teens)</b></p> <p><b>Video 1:</b> <a href="http://profile.tanqunfeng.com/other_interests">Solving the Rubiks Cube behind my back</a></p> <p>Solving the cube behind my back in 3 min 30 seconds (time including memorization). Memorization took 60 seconds. (Filmed March 2006)</p> <p>1) My friend scrambles the cube<br /> 2) Memorization takes place (60 seconds - Not filmed since the Canon camera at that time has a video time limit of 3 min)<br /> 3) Solving behind my back (2 min 30 seconds)<br /> 4) Done</p> <p><b>Video 2:</b> <a href="http://profile.tanqunfeng.com/other_interests">Blindfold Solving Video</a></p> <p>Solving the cube blindfolded in 2 minutes 37 seconds (time including memorization). Memorization took 52 seconds. (Filmed Dec 11, 2005)</p> <p>1) I scramble the cube on spot<br /> 2) Memorization takes place (52 seconds)<br /> 3) Donning the blindfold<br /> 4) Solving while blindfolded<br /> 5) Done</p> <!-- Start of StatCounter Code for Drupal --><script type="text/javascript"> <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!-- var sc_project=8304009; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_security="f5575ef5"; //--><!]]> </script><script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.statcounter.com/counter/counter.js"></script><p></p><noscript><br /><div class="statcounter"><a title="drupal stats"></a> href="http://statcounter.com/drupal/" target="_blank"&gt;<img /> class="statcounter"<br /> src="http://c.statcounter.com/8304009/0/f5575ef5/1/"<br /> alt="drupal stats"&gt;</div> <p></p></noscript> <!-- End of StatCounter Code for Drupal --></div></div></div> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:36:52 +0000 1 at http://profile.tanqunfeng.com http://profile.tanqunfeng.com/profile#comments