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Van Vuuren, Sarel Assoc Research Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Van Vuuren develops computational methods and technologies to model, study and enhance human and human-machine interaction. Collaborating with other researchers nationally and internationally, this includes design and development of cloud-based web and mobile systems in which virtual clinicians guide learning and communication, and use of these systems to study, optimize, and modulate with high fidelity, engineering, clinical, and cognitive factors affecting outcomes for people with neurologic and communication disorders. His work ranges from basic research to commercial application, combining advances from a broad array of fields including machine learning, computer graphics, data analytics, neural networks, speech processing, web and mobile services, speech and language therapy, audiology, and clinical practice.


  • computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, virtual assistants, neural networks, deep learning, data analytics, statistics, speech processing, e-learning, telerehabilitation and telemedicine, e-health, learning and memory, speech therapy, language therapy, aphasia, neuro-cognitive disorders, cognitive disability, mobile applications, web services, assistive technology, entrepreneurship


selected publications


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)