Trang Tran

  • Pronunciation: "Chong Chun"
  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Work Email: trang at realitydefender dot ai
  • Personal Email: ttmt001 dot snlp at gmail dot com


I am an applied scientist at Reality Defender. My research interests lie in the intersection of speech processing and natural language processing, in particular computational models of prosody in spoken language understanding. I am especially interested in speech/NLP applications for health, education, and social impact.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Intelligent Human Perception (IHP) lab at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (USC-ICT), working with Prof. Mohammad Soleymani and Prof. Stefan Scherer.

I graduated from the Transformation, Interpretation, and Analysis of Language (TIAL) lab at the University of Washington, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, where I was advised by Prof. Mari Ostendorf.

Before UW, I was at Bucknell University, a small liberal arts college in Lewisburg, PA. My Master's thesis advisor was Prof. Robert Nickel in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

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