Krause, Jean, Ph.D., OTC, CICS

Krause, Jean, Ph.D., OTC, CICS

Jean C. Krause holds a B.S.E.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  At MIT, her research focused on speech perception and the acoustic properties of clear speech, and she co-invented an "Automatic cueing of speech" system (US Patent # 6,317,716).  Since arriving at the University of South Florida in 2003, she has developed a number of instruments for evaluating expressive Cued Speech skills, including a Cued Speech version of the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment.  Her current research is concerned with the visual perception of signed and cued communication, as well as the auditory perception of speech by normal hearing listeners and listeners with hearing loss.  This work is aimed at increasing our theoretical understanding of intelligibility as a perceptual phenomenon independent of modality and could have practical applications for hearing aids, cochlear implants, and interpreting/transliterating services for deaf children.

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Education
B.S.E.E. (Electrical Engineering) Georgia Institute of Technology 1993
M.S. (Electrical Engineering) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1995
Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering: Speech Perception/Processing) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2001

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