Mu Yang

Mu Yang

About Me

Hi, there! My name is Mu Yang. I’m a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at University of Texas at Dallas. My advisor is Dr. John H. L. Hansen. I’m a member of UTD Center for Robust Speech Systems (UTD CRSS).

My research interests include Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis. My recent works have focused on accented (non-native) speech assessment and multilingual Automatic Speech Recognition. In the past, I also had experience in Spoken Language Understanding (Intent Classification) and Natural Language Processing (Event and Event Temporal Relation Extraction).

  • Speech Recognition
  • Speech Synthesis
  • Natural/Spoken Language Processing
  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2021-

    University of Texas at Dallas, USA

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2020-2021 (quitted)

    Texas A&M University, USA

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2017-2019

    University of Southern California, USA

  • B.Eng. in Communication Engineering, 2013-2017

    Chongqing University, China

  • Exchange Student, 2016

    National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan


(2024). DiariST: Streaming Speech Translation with Speaker Diarization. ICASSP 2024.


(2023). What Can an Accent Identifier Learn? Probing Phonetic and Prosodic Information in a Wav2vec2-based Accent Identification Model. Interspeech 2023.


(2023). Learning ASR Pathways: A Sparse Multilingual ASR Model. ICASSP 2023.


(2022). Improving Mispronunciation Detection with Wav2vec2-based Momentum Pseudo-Labeling for Accentedness and Intelligibility Assessment. Interspeech 2022 (Oral).

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(2022). Towards Lifelong Learning of Multilingual Text-To-Speech Synthesis. ICASSP 2022.

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(2022). Joint Hypoglycemia Prediction and Glucose Forecasting via Deep Multi-task Learning. ICASSP 2022.


(2021). EventPlus: A Temporal Event Understanding Pipeline. NAACL 2021 (Demonstrations).

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(2020). A CNN-based Active Learning Framework to Identify Mycobacteria in Digitized Ziehl-Neelsen Stained Human Tissues. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics 2020.


(2020). Biomedical Event Extraction with Hierarchical Knowledge Graphs. EMNLP 2020 (Findings).

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(2019). Deep Structured Neural Network for Event Temporal Relation Extraction. CoNLL 2019.

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(2019). Spoken Language Intent Detection using Confusion2Vec. Interspeech 2019.

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Research Intern
May 2023 – Aug 2023 Redmond, WA, USA

Mentors: Naoyuki Kanda, Xiaofei Wang. Manager: Takuya Yoshioka (Cognitive Services Research Speech team).

Speech Translation.

Meta AI
Research Intern
Meta AI
May 2022 – Aug 2022 New York City, NY, USA

Mentors: Andros Tjandra, Chunxi Liu, David Zhang. Manager: Duc Le, Ozlem Kalinli (AI Speech team).

Develop multilingual ASR technologies for on-device scenario.

Research Assistant
Jul 2019 – Jul 2020 Los Angeles, CA, USA

Supervisor: Nanyun Peng.

NLP projects (Information Extraction).


I love music! I play guitar (a lot), bass (a little), drum (a little) and violin (>10 years back). I play and sing in a few (unprofessional) bands. We covered songs from our favorite artists. Check out some of our videos!