Najim Dehak, Ph.D.
Najim Dehak, Ph.D. is the 2021 Whiting School of Engineering/HAP scholar. He is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and studies machine learning approaches applied to speech processing, audio classification, and health applications. He is a leading developer of the I-vector representation for speaker recognition, which has evolved to become one of the most known speech representations in the field. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, he was a research scientist in the Spoken Language Systems Group at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Dehak received his PhD from the School of Advanced Technology, Montreal in 2009. He is presently a leading investigator on the Johns Hopkins Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory Pilot Core, and a co-leader of the HAP Gerotech program.