Dr. Bhiksha is a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in 2000. He is a Professor of the Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, where he leads the Machine Learning for Signal Processing Group.
He joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty in 2009, after spending time at the Compaq Cambridge Research Labs and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. He has devoted his career to developing speech-and-audio-processing technology. He has had several seminal contributions in the areas of robust speech recognition, audio content analysis and signal enhancement, and has pioneered the area of privacy-preserving speech processing. He is also the Chief Architect of the popular Sphinx-4 speech-recognition system.