Michelle Hewlett SanchezMichelle Hewlett Sanchez
Professor of Practice/Director for K-12 STEM Outreach

Phone:(504) 865-5088
Fax:(504) 862-8747

School of Science and Engineering
Lindy Boggs Suite 201
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Research Interests

Paralinguistic speech problems including emotion recognition and suicide risk and depression detection

Recent Courses

  • ENGP 2010 - Electric Circuits
  • COSC 3000/6000 - C++ Programming for Science and Engineering
  • BMEN/ENGP/COSC 2020 - Computational Concepts and Applications


  • B.S.E. Computer Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (2004)
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (2005)
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2011)

Recent Publications

Michelle Hewlett Sanchez, Aaron Lawson, Dimitra Vergyri, and Harry Bratt, "Multi-System Fusion of Extended Context Prosodic and Cepstral Features for Paralinguistic Speaker Trait Classification," in Interspeech, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2012.

Michelle Hewlett Sanchez, Dimitra Vergyri, Luciana Ferrer, Colleen Richey, Pablo Garcia, Bruce Knoth, and William Jarrold, "Using Prosodic and Spectral Features in Detecting Depression in Elderly Males," in Interspeech, Florence, Italy, 2011.

Michelle Hewlett Sanchez, Luciana Ferrer, Elizabeth Shriberg, and Andreas Stolcke, "Constrained Cepstral Speaker Recognition Using Matched UBM and JFA Training," in Interspeech, Florence, Italy, 2011.

Michelle Hewlett Sanchez, Gokhan Tur, Luciana Ferrer, and Dilek Hakkani-Tur, "Domain Adaptation and Compensation for Emotion Detection," in Interspeech, Makuhari, Japan, 2010.

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764