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Nanette Veilleux

Nanette Veilleux
Title
Associate Professor, Director of MCC
Phone
617-521-2705
Office
S214
Email

Education

Ph.D., Systems Engineering
Boston University

M.S.E.E. Electrical Engineering
Boston University

Sc.B.Biophysics
Brown University


Research

  • Computational models of prosody
  • Pedagogical methods to increase STEM retention and student success

 


Selected Pedogogy-Related Publications

  • "Using Learning Communities to Create Multidisciplinary Learning Experiences", Veilleux, N. and Grabiner, E., Proceedings of the Global Congress on Engineering and Technology Education, Santos, Brazil, March 2005.
  • "Synergy: Interdisciplinary research in small college, large university collaborations", Veilleux, N., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., and Coen, R. poster presentation at the Conference on Undergraduate Research, New London, Conn., June, 2002.
  •  "Assessment Tools based on Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives", Veilleux, N., Proceedings of the American Association of Engineering Education, Charlotte, NC, June 1999.
  • "Transcription of Prosody: The ToBI Framework",  Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Veilleux, N., and Brugos, A presented during the Transcription Issues in Current Linguistic Research Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, January 5-10, 2006, New Mexico.

Selected Research Publications

  • Barnes, J., Veilleux, N., Brugos, A. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (in press), Turning Points, Tonal Targets, and the English L- Phrase Accent. Language and Cognitive Processes, forthcoming.
  • Shue, Y.,  Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Iseli, M., Jun, S., Veilleux, N. & Alwan, A. (2010) "On the acoustic correlates of high and low nuclear pitch accents in American English" Speech Communication, Volume 52, Issue 2, February 2010, pp. 106-122.
  •  Barnes, J, Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Brugos, A. and Veilleux, N., (2006)  "The Domain of Realization of the L- phrase tone in American English", Proceedings of Prosody 2006,  Dresden, Germany.
  • Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Dilley, L., Veilleux, N., Brugos, A.,  and Speer, R., (2004) "F0 peaks and Valleys Aligned with Non-Prominent Syllables can Influence Perceived Prominence in Adjacent Syllables", Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2004,  Nara, Japan.
  • Veilleux, N., Barnes, J., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. & Brugos, A. (2009), Perceptual Robustness of the Tonal Center of Gravity for Contour Classification.  Presented at the Workshop on Prosody and Meaning, Barcelona, September 2009.
  • "Effects of Intonational Phrase Boundaries on Pitch-Accented Syllables in American English", Y-L Shue, S. Shattuck-Hufnagel, M. Iseli, S-A Jun, N. Veilleux, A. Alwan, Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Brisbane Australia, September 2008.
  • "Automatic Detection of the Context of Acoustic Landmark Deletion", Veilleux, N., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., submitted to the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Brisbane, Australia, September 2008. 
  • "The Alternatives (Alt) Tier for ToBI: Advantages of  Capturing Prosodic Ambiguity ", Brugos, A., Veilleux, N., and Breen, M. Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., presented at the 4th Speech Prosody meeting, Campinos, Brazil, May 6, 2008. 
  •  "Turning Points, Tonal Targets, and the English L- Phrase Accent  " , Barnes, J. Brugos, A., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S.,  Veilleux, N., presented at the workshop on Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, April 10-13, 2008. 
  •  "(At Least) Two Members of the Rise-Fall-Rise Family " , Brugos, A., Barnes, J., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. Veilleux, N., presented at the workshop on Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, April 10-13, 2008. 
  • "Pitch Accent versus Lexical Stress: Quantifying Acoustic Measures Related to the Voice Source", Shue, Y-L, Iseli, M., Veilleux,N., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. and Alwan, A., presented at the International Congress on Phonetic Science, Saarbrucken, Germany, August 2007.
  • "Distribution of Disfluencies and  Errors in  English  Discourse", Veilleux, N., Brugos, A., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Patterson, A., presented at the International Congress on Phonetic Science, Saarbrucken, Germany, August 2007.
  • "Robustness of acoustic landmarks in spontaneously-spoken American English", Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. and Veilleux, N., presented at the International Congress on Phonetic Science, August 2007.
  • "Prosody: Codebook Not Included", Veilleux, N., presented at the Society for Language, Science and Art  Annual Conference, Portland Me., November 2007. 
  • "Prosodic labelling of adult dysarthric speech", Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Rupal Patel & Nanette Veilleux, presented at the conference on Speech Prosody in Atypical Populations, University of Reading, England, April 2, 2007. 
  • "Time Alignment of Gestures and Prosody in American English: ‘Hits' and Pitch Accents in Academic-Lecture-Style Speech", Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Yasinnik, Y., Veilleux, N., and Renwick, P.  Presented at the NATO Summer School on the Fundamentals of Verbal and Non-verbal Communication and the Biometrical Issue, at the International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, Sept 2006 (to appear in the Proceedings)
  • "Factors affecting phonetic variation of American English /k/", Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel and Nanette Veilleux, presented at the 151st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, RI, June 6, 2006. 
  • "A range of intonation patterns produced in an elicitation task", Brugos, A. (Boston University), Barnes, J. Nanette Veilleux, and Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, presented at the 151st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, RI, June 6, 2006. 
  • "The domain of realization of the L- phrase tone in American English", Jonathan Barnes, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Alejna Brugos and Nanette Veilleux in the Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2006 workshop, Dresden 2006.   
  •  "Transcription of Prosody: The ToBI Framework", Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Nanette Veilleux and Alejna Brugos, presented at the Transcription Issues in Current Linguistic Research workshop at the meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, January 7, 2006, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
  •  "Gesture marking of disfluencies in spontaneous speech", Yelena Yasinnik, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel and Nanette Veilleux, Proceedings of DiSS'05, Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech Workshop, 10—12 September 2005, Aix-en-Provence, France 
  •  Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Dilley, L., Veilleux, N., Brugos, A.,  and Speer, R., "F0 peaks and Valleys Aligned with Non-Prominent Syllables can Influence Perceived Prominence in Adjacent Syllables", in the proceedings of Prosody 2004,  Nara, Japan, March 22-26, 2003.
  • N. Veilleux, "Bridges: Regions between Discourse Segments ", presented at the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Denver, Colorado, October 2002.