Our paper, Intelligibility of face-masked speech depends on speaking style: Comparing casual, smiled, and clear speech, was accepted to Cognition today!
My co-authors, Anne Pycha (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Georgia Zellou (UC Davis), and I had a blast working together on a new project: how wearing a fabric face mask (as is common these days) affects speech intelligibility.
[Take away: masks don’t simply reduce intelligibility! The speaker plays an important role]
In Fall 2020, I launched the UC Davis HCI Research Group: a collective of professors, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students across campus investigating the dynamics of human-computer interaction.
We have a quarterly talk series (on Zoom):
Fall Quarter 2020
Jorge Peña Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication (UCD)
Dr. Peña specializes in computer-mediated communication, new media, communication in video games and virtual environments, and content analysis of online communication.
Friday, November 13th 10am-11am(on Zoom)
To join the mailing list to receive updates and the Zoom links, please email Michelle Cohn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This year’s Picnic Day is going 100% digital in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, a small team of talented RAs (Patty Sandoval, Julian Rambob, Mia Gong, and Marlene Andrade) helped me create Virtual Booth videos!