Kishore S. Prahallad

Dec 1, 2014: I am now with Apple SIRI speech team in Cupertino, CA, USA on a full-time basis.

To (prospective) students, interns, project associates and/or general inquiry:

Please do not send any email for any internships, projects, invited talks etc., as I may not able to read them. Please check with faculty members of the speech group ( if you are interested to work in speech processing.


Associate Professor, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad.

Office: A3-120 (Vindhya Block). Tel: +91-40-66531177, Email: kishore AT iiit DOT ac DOT in

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Kishore S. Prahallad is an associate professor at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad. He is associated with IIIT Hyderabad since March 2001, and started the speech activities in Language Technologies Research Center (LTRC) at IIIT-H. He did BE in computer science and engineering (CSE) from Deccan College of Eng. & Tech., Osmania University in 1998, MS (by Research) in 2001 from Dept. of CSE, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, and PhD in 2010 from Language Technologies Institute (LTI), School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA.

His research interests are in speech and language processing, specifically in analytics of transcribed/untranscribed speech. His current projects include speech analytics (spoken audio search, speech summarization), building multimodal virtual assistant(s) on mobile devices for illiterate, differently-abled and tourists (specifically in the context of India and Indian languages), collection and automatic annotation of spoken data or oral narratives in ~1000 Indian languages, and learning-to-learn.

His current and earlier collaborators include Prof. Alan W. Black (PhD thesis advisor at CMU), Dr. Ravishankar Mosur, Prof. Tanja Schultz, Prof. B. Yegnanarayana (MS thesis advisor at IIT Madras), Prof. James K. Baker and Prof. Raj Reddy.