Associate Professor and Lab Director
Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
and College of Computer and Information Science
Rupal Patel, Ph.D.
Office: 102 Forsyth Hall
Email: r.patel at neu.edu
• Prosodic control in neuromotor speech disorders
• Acquisition of prosody in typically developing children
• Design and development of human-computer interfaces
• Assistive technology for teaching and learning language
Professor Patel founded and directs the Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory (CadLab), an interdisciplinary research group that conducts research along two broad themes: analysis of spoken communication and the design of novel human-computer communication interfaces. She holds a Bachelor's in Neuropsychology from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Doctor of Philosophy in Speech Pathology and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. She completed her post-doctorate training in speech acoustics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was on the faculty in the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at the Teachers College of Columbia University prior to joining the Northeastern faculty in 2003. She holds appointments in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. She also holds an appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern and is an affiliated faculty member in the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology program at Harvard-MIT.