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Sep. 2, 2015

Internationally known researcher to head MSU department

Dimitar Deliyski, an international leader in the field of voice and speech disorders, has been awarded the designation of Michigan State University Foundation Professor.

He also has been appointed chairperson of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences’ Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

The MSU Foundation Professor title is bestowed by MSU, with support from the MSU Foundation, as part of a new initiative to attract and retain top researchers critical to meeting the strategic initiatives of the university.

Deliyski comes to MSU from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where he served as the Cotton Chair of Otolaryngology Research and associate director of the Communication Sciences Research Center.

He also held academic appointments with the University of Cincinnati as a tenured associate professor in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and affiliated associate professor in communication sciences and disorders. He also served as an adjunct professor with the Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute at the University of South Carolina - Columbia.

"Dimitar is a great addition to our faculty,” said Prabu David, dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. “He is an eminent researcher who is an asset to CSD and I am confident that he will play a key role in increasing interdisciplinary collaborations between our college and other units on campus."

A native of Bulgaria, Deliyski received his Ph.D. in signal processing from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia in 1990. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Memphis in 1990-1992.

He also has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science from Sofia Technical University, also in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Deliyski has an extensive publication record and is an international leader in laryngeal imaging and vocal analysis research.

His research interests have focused on improving the clinical assessment of voice and speech disorders, refining the understanding of the mechanisms of voice production, creating new methods for computer imaging of the vocal folds and for acoustic analysis of voice and speech, and improving the methods for speech recognition.


By: Tom Oswald

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