I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur, where I lead the Signal and Multimedia Processing Lab (SiMPL). My current research is focused on Human-Centered Signal Processing, which seeks an understanding of human emotion, perception and behavior by leveraging the rich theory of signal and image processing, and machine learning.

Prior to joining IITK, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL), University of Southern California (USC) from 2013 - 2015. I received my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada in 2013. I was a recipient of Mensa Canada Woodhams memorial scholarship (2012), Google Anita Borg scholarship finalist (2012) and Amazon Grace Hopper celebration scholarship (2012) among other awards and grants. My research at USC on analyzing gender role in movies has been featured in NY times and Washington Post.

I am involved in various professional activities. I have served as an Area Chair for Interspeech 2016 and a Senior PC member for ACII 2017. In 2013, I served as the Chair of IEEE Women In Engineering, Vancouver section .

Tanaya Guha

Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

tanaya [at] iitk.ac.in | 512 259 6823 | office: ACES 305D

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  1. I am co-organizing the first Workshop on Media Analytics for Societal Trends at ICME, San Diego. Please consider participating in this exciting workshop.

  1. [Feb 2018] Invited talk at IIT Ropar.

  1. [Jan 2018] Our paper “A dynamic latent variable model for source separation” is accepted in ICASSP 2018.

  1. [Jan 2018] Our paper “Multichannel attention network for analyzing visual behavior in public speaking” is accepted in WACV 2018.

  1. [Aug 2017] Our paper “Unsupervised discovery of character dictionaries in animation movies” is accepted in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM).

  1. [May 2017] SiMPL member Rahul Sharma wins the Cadence gold medal for the best Masters thesis across all disciplines in IITK.

  1. [May 2017] Our paper “Music tempo estimation using sub-band synchrony” is accepted in Interspeech 2017.

  1. [Apr 2017] Invited talk at IIT Gandhinagar.

  1. [Feb 2017] I am serving as a Senior PC member for Int. Conf. on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2017), San Antonio. Please consider submitting your work related to emotion and behavior to this prestigious venue.

  1. [Dec 2016] Our paper “On the role of head motion in affective expression” accepted in ICASSP 2017, New Orleans.

  1. [Oct 2016] Code released for our paper A trajectory clustering approach to crowd flow segmentation in videos, ICIP 2016, Phoenix.

  1. [Sep 2016] Our research on gender in media at USC is featured in New York Times and Washington Post. Also read an excerpt of our research, my blog post and the related paper on this topic.

  1. [Aug 2016] NVIDIA Corporation has donated a TitanX to support my research. Thanks to NVIDIA’s academic GPU grant program.

  1. [Jul 2016] Invited talk at TCS Innovation Lab Kolkata.

  1. [Jul 2016] Paper on Novel affective features for multiscale prediction of emotion in music accepted in MMSP 2016, Montreal.

  1. [Jun 2016] Invited talk at IISc Bangalore.

  1. [Jun 2016] Paper on A computational_study of expressive facial dynamics in children with autism accepted in IEEE Transaction on Affective Computing (TAFFC).