NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SIKKIM

NIT Sikkim

NameDr. Hemant Kumar Kathania
DesignationAssistant Professor
Academic QualificationPhD from NIT SIKKIM
M. Tech from IIT Guwahati
B. Tech from University of Rajasthan
Areas of InterestSpeech and Signal Processing
Work ExperienceSenior Research Fellow from Aug-2012 to Jan-2013 at IIT Guwahati
Assistant Professor from Jan-2013 to Present at NIT Sikkim
TeachingsEE3005/EC3013 Digital Signal Processing
EC1001 Introduction to Electronics Engg.
EC2014 Signals and Systems
EC4032 Speech Processing
EC2028 Electronics Circuits Laboratory I
EC2012 Logic Design Laboratory
EC2019 Electronics Workshop
EC4018 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
List of PublicationsJOURNAL PAPERS

1. Hemant Kumar Kathania, Waquar Ahmed, S Shahnawazuddin, and A B Samaddar, "Explicit Pitch Mapping for Improved Childrens Speech Recognition", Circuit System and Signal Processing Springer, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 2021-2044, Sep. 2017.
2. S Shahnawazuddin, Nagaraj Adiga and Hemant Kumar Kathania, "Effect of Prosody Modification on Childrens ASR", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 1749-1753, Nov. 2017.
3. S Shahnawazuddin, Hemant Kumar Kathania, Abhisek Dey, and Rohit Sinha, "Improving Childrens Mismatched ASR using Structured Low-Rank Feature Projection", Speech Communication, Elesvier 2018 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.specom.2018.11.001
4. S Shahnawazuddin, Chaman Singh, Hemant Kumar Kathania, Waquar Ahmad and Gayadhar Pradhan, "An Experimental Study on the Significance of Variable Frame-Length and Overlap in the Context of Childrens Speech Recognition", Circuit System and Signal Processing, Springer 2018 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00034- 018-0828-2.
5. Syed Shahnawazuddin, Nagaraj Adiga, Hemant Kumar Kathania, Gaydhar Pradhan, and Rohit Sinha, "Studying the Role of Pitch-Adaptive Spectral Estimation in Automatic Speech Recognition", Digital Signal Processing, Elesvier 2018 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsp.2018.05.003

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES PAPERS

1. Hemant Kumar Kathania, S. Shahnawazuddin, Nagaraj Adiga and Waquar Ahmad "Role of Prosodic Features on Childrens Speech Recognition," in Proc. IEEE ICASSP, 2018.
2. Hemant Kumar Kathania, S. Shahnawazuddin, Waquar Ahmad Nagaraj Adiga, S. K. Jana and A. B. Samadar, "Improving Childrens Speech Recognition through Time Scale Modification based Speaking Rate Adaptation," in Proc. IEEE SPCOM, 2018.
3. S. Shahnawazuddin, Hemant Kumar Kathania, Chaman Singh, Waquar Ahmad and Gayadhar Pradhan , "Exploring the Role of Speaking-Rate Adaptation on Childrens Speech Recognition," in Proc. IEEE SPCOM, 2018.
4. Waquar Ahmad, S. Shahnawazuddin, Hemant Kumar Kathania, Gayadhar Pradhan and A B Samaddar, "Improving Childrens Speech Recognition through Explicit Pitch Scaling based on Iterative Spectrogram Inversion," in Proc. INTERSPEECH, 2017.
5. Hemant Kumar Kathania, S. Shahnawazuddin and Rohit Sinha, "Improving Children Speech Recognition in Acoustically Mismatched Condition using Eigenvoices and Feature Projections," in Proc. IEEE NCC, 2017.
6. Hemant Kumar Kathania, S Shahnawazuddin, Gayadhar Pradhan and A B Samaddar, "Experiments on Childrens Speech Recognition under Acoustically Mismatched Conditions," in Proc. IEEE TENCON, 2016.
7. S Shahnawazuddin, Hemant Kumar Kathania and Rohit Sinha, "Enhancing the Recognition of Childrens Speech on Acoustically Mismatched ASR System," in Proc. IEEE TENCON, 2015.
8. Hemant Kumar Kathania, S. Shahnawazuddin and Rohit Sinha, "Exploring the HLDA Transformation for Children Speech Recognition under Mismatched Condition," in Proc. IEEE SPCOM, 2014.
9. Hemant Kumar Kathania, Sweta Ghai and Rohit Sinha, "Soft-weighting technique for robust children speech recognition under mismatched condition," in Proc. IEEE INDICON, 2013.
Membership of Professional BodiesIEEE Member
IEEE Signal Processing Society Member
International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Member
Achievements
Office AddressECE Department,
NIT Sikkim
ContactsHemant.ece@nitsikkim.ac.in
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