Georgia Tech Prof Receives Presidential Award

Elliot Moore, an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Savannah, Ga. campus, has been recognized as one of the nation's top young scientists with a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award.

The PECASE program recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers who, early in their careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. This Presidential Award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.

Moore's primary research interests are in finding objective markers in speech that can be used to characterize the human condition. His current research centers around the analysis of vocal affect as it relates to the overall mental state of the speaker. He has done work on analyzing the effectiveness of objective speech features as indicators of clinical depression and is continuing to explore other types of emotional disorders and types of affective expression. His research will be helpful in analyzing speech for emotion and stress, detecting deception, improving human-computer interaction in dialogue applications and clinical applications related to emotional and vocal disorders.

Moore was a recipient of the NSF's Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award in 2005. He is a member of IEEE's Signal Processing Society and Engineering in Medicine and Biology society. He is also a member of the Acoustical Society of America.