Research Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering-Systems
- 2007, Doctoral Degree, Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia
- 2002, Master's Degree, Information Systems, University of Macedonia
- Master's Degree, Electrical Engineering, Aristotle University
- Master's Degree, Computer Engineering, Aristotle University
Asterios Toutios received academic degrees in Thessaloniki, Greece: Diploma/MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1999, Aristotle University); MSc in Information Systems (2002, University of Macedonia); PhD in Applied Informatics (2007, University of Macedonia). Next, he held postdoctoral research positions in France, at LORIA (2007-2011) and TELECOM ParisTech (2011-2012). He joined USC in 2012, initially as research associate and currently as research assistant professor. Papers he has co-authored have received awards at the conferences of the International Speech Communication Association and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
Dr Toutios’s research interests include speech processing, phonetics, phonology, acoustics, magnetic resonance imaging, and machine learning. He is especially interested in modeling human speech production based on direct observations of the vocal-tract dynamic configuration, with a view to informing and enhancing speech technologies like synthesis, recognition, and speaker identification.