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Emily Mower Provost

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering

MS and PhD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Emily Mower Provost is an Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude and with thesis honors) from Tufts University, Boston, MA in 2004 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA in 2007 and 2010, respectively. She is a member of Tau-Beta-Pi, Eta-Kappa-Nu, and a member of IEEE and ISCA. She has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2017), a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2004-2007), the Herbert Kunzel Engineering Fellowship from USC (2007-2008, 2010-2011), the Intel Research Fellowship (2008-2010), the Achievement Rewards For College Scientists (ARCS) Award (2009 – 2010), and the Oscar Stern Award for Depression Research (2015). She is a co-author on the paper, “Say Cheese vs. Smile: Reducing Speech-Related Variability for Facial Emotion Recognition,” winner of Best Student Paper at ACM Multimedia, 2014, and a co-author of the winner of the Classifier Sub-Challenge event at the Interspeech 2009 emotion challenge. Her research interests are in human-centered speech and video processing, multimodal interfaces design, and speech-based assistive technology. The goals of her research are motivated by the complexities of the perception and expression of human behavior.


Projects:

Measuring and Interpreting the Relationship Between an Individual’s Social Environment and Mood

University Affiliation(s)

Depression Center | MIDAS

Community and Professional Affiliation(s)

Eta-Kappa-Nu | Tau-Beta-Pi

Research Area(s)

Behavioral modeling | Other | Sensors and Wearables

Grants

  • Principal investigator of: RI: Small: Collaborative Research: Exploring Audiovisual Emotion Perception using Data-Driven Computational Modeling
  • Co-investigator of: Longitudinal Voice Patterns in Bipolar Disorder
  • Principal investigator of: REU Supplement to RI: Small: Collaborative Research: Exploring Audiovisual Emotion Perception Using Data-Driven Computational Modeling