My primary research interest is in speech production, especially the control of speech articulators in both typical and atypical speech. Most of my research involves examining articulatory data collected using real-time MRI.
Right now I am working on my dissertation project, which uses the state-of-the-art vocal tract MRI technology to investigate the articulatory movement underlying the perceived stuttering disfluencies, with a goal to understand better the nature of stuttering and human speech production. If you are interested in participating in my study, check out this flyer!
I am a member of Speech Production and Articulation kNowledge (SPAN) group and Phonetics and Phonology Group at USC. My dissertation research is generously supported by the Dynamic Imaging Science Center at USC.