• Assistant Professor
Theodora Chaspari

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2017
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2012
  • Diploma (5-year degree, M.S. equivalent), Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 2010

Research Interests

    • Biomedical Signal Processing
    • Behavioral Signal Processing
    • Affective Computing
    • Wearable Applications
    • Data Science, Machine Learning

Awards & Honors

  • USC Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Merit Fellowship (2015)
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society Travel Grant (2014)
  • USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship (2010-2012)
  • USC Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Graduate Top-off Fellowship (2010-2012)

Selected Publications

  • A.C. Timmons, T. Chaspari, S.C. Han, L. Perrone, S.S. Narayanan, and G. Margolin, ``Multimodal detection of conflict in couples using wearable technology,'' IEEE Computer, 50(3): 50-59, 2017.
  • T. Chaspari, A. Tsiartas, P. Tsilifis, and S.S. Narayanan, ``Markov Chain Monte Carlo Inference of Parametric Dictionaries for Sparse Bayesian Approximations," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 64(12): 3077-3092, 2016.
  • T. Chaspari and J. Fain Lehman, ``An Acoustic Analysis of Child-Child and Child-Robot Interactions for Understanding Engagement during Speech-Controlled Computer Games," Proc. Interspeech, pp. 595-599, San Francisco, CA, 2016.
  • T. Chaspari, A. Tsiartas, L.I. Stein, S.A. Cermak, and S.S. Narayanan, ``Sparse Representation of Electrodermal Activity with Knowledge-Driven Dictionaries," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 62(3): 960-971, 2015.
  • T. Chaspari, B. Baucom, A. C. Timmons, A. Tsiartas, L. Borovsky Del Piero, K. J. W. Baucom, P. Georgiou, G. Margolin, and S.S. Narayanan, ``Quantifying EDA synchrony through joint sparse representation: A case-study of couples' interactions," Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 817-821, Brisbane, Australia, 2015.