Kishore S. Prahallad (Students PhD/MS)

Associate Professor, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad.
Office: A3-120 (Vindhya Block).  Tel: +91-40-66531177
Email: kishore AT, URL: 
                              Students Currently Enrolled for PhD/MS
  • M. Gautam Varma (spoken audio retrieval)
  • V. Ananda Swaroop (prosody analysis/generation)
  • A. Sivanand (articulatory speech synthesis)
  • K. Santhosh (speech summarization)
  • P. Bhargav (speech-speech translation on mobile platforms)
MS (by Research)
  • B. Padmini
  • S. Vasanth Sai
  • Saikrishna Rallabandi
  • Venkatesh Potluri
Research/Projects guided:

PhD Thesis
  • Sebsibe H. Mariam, ”Extraction of linguistic information from acoustics for building speech systems”, IIIT Hyderabad, Feb 2010. (Co-advised with Prof. Rajeev Sangal)
    • After graduation: Faculty member at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
MS Theses
  • E. Naresh Kumar, "A study on multi-lingual and cross-lingual speech synthesis for Indian languages", IIIT Hyderabad, Jul. 2014.
    • After graduation: Akshar Speech Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India.
  • R. Srikanth, "Generation of syllable level templates using dynamic programming for statistical speech synthesis", IIIT Hyderabad, Jun. 2014.
    • After graduation: PhD student at CSTR, Univ. of Edinburgh, UK.
  • B. Bajibabu, "Voice conversion using articulatory features", IIIT Hyderabad, Jul. 2012.
    • After graduation: PhD student at KTH Sweden.
  • Vijayaditya Peddiniti, ”Synthesis of missing units in a Telugu text-to-speech system”, IIIT Hyderabad, Jul. 2011.
    • After graduation: PhD student at CLSP, Johns Hopkins University, USA.
  • Keri Venkatesh, ”A study on acoustic-phonetic boundary detection in continuous speech”, IIIT Hyderabad, Jul. 2011.
    • After graduation: Nuance Communications, Bangalore, India.
  • Sree Harsha Yella, ”Prominence based scoring of speech segments for speech summarization”, IIIT Hyderabad, Oct. 2010.
    • After graduation: PhD student at EPFL,  IDIAP, Switerzland.
  • Srinivas Desai, ”Spectral mapping using artificial neural networks for intra-lingual and cross-lingual voice conversion”, IIIT Hyderabad, Apr. 2010.
    • After graduation: Nuance Communications, Bangalore, India.
  • E. Veera Raghavendra, ”Approximate matching of a syllable and use of global syllable set for text-to-speech in Indian Languages”, IIIT Hyderabad, Nov. 2009.
    • After graduation: Interactive Intelligence, Hyderabad, India.
  • Gopala Krishna Anumachipalli, ”Modeling pronunciation variation for speech recognition”, IIIT Hyderabad, Jan. 2008.
    • After graduation: PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
  • Anand Arokia Raj, ”Multi-lingual screen reader and processing of font data in Indian languages”, IIIT Hyderabad, Jun. 2008.
    • After graduation: Bhrigus Inc., Hyderabad, India.