Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan is a university professor and the Niki & C.L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering. He is professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) and also holds joint appointments in computer science, linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, otolarnygology and pediatrics. In addition, he is the director of the Ming Hsieh Institute and research director of the Information Sciences Institute at USC. Prior to USC, he was with AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Research. His research focuses on human-centered information processing and communication technologies.
Narayanan is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Speech Communication Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Psychological Science, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the National Academy of Inventors.
He is currently VP for education for the IEEE Signal Processing Society and an editor for Computer, Speech and Language and an associate editor for APISPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing and past editor-in-chief for IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing.
He is a recipient of several honors, including the 2015 Engineers Council’s Distinguished Educator Award, a USC Mellon Award for mentoring excellence (2006) and Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2005 and 2009). He also served as the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Distinguished Lecturer for 2010–2011. He has published over 900 papers and has been granted 17 U.S. patents.