Hasini Weerathunge, B.S.

Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Boston University

Email: hasiniw@bu.edu

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

Brain Computer Interfacing; Neuro Computational Modeling; Speech Motor Control; Laryngeal Modeling; Neuro Engineering; Signal Processing

Education

2018 – Present           Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering (expected), Boston University

2010 – 2015               B.S., Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Honors and Awards

2021 Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science, Honorable Mention Recipient
2020 Rafik. B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science Engineering Graduate Student Fellow Award
2020 Kathy Yorkston Student Travel Award, Madonna Speech Motor Control Conference
2018 Distinguished Biomedical Engineering Graduate Fellowship
2015 South Asia Workshop on Research Frontiers in Computing Scholarship

Publications

Weerathunge, H. R., Segina, R. K., Tracy, L. & Stepp, C. E. Accuracy of Acoustic Measures of Voice via Telepractice Videoconferencing Platforms. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, doi:10.1044/2021_JSLHR-20-00625.

Weerathunge, H. R., Abur, D., Enos, N. M., Brown, K. M., & Stepp, C. E. (2020). Auditory-motor perturbations of voice fundamental frequency: Feedback delay and amplification. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(9), 2846-2860.

Kearney, E., Nieto-Castañón, A., Weerathunge, H. R., Falsini, R., Daliri, A., Abur, D., Ballard, K. J., Change, S. E., Chao, S. C., Heller Murray, E. S., Scott, T. L., & Guenther, F. H. (2020). A simple 3-parameter model for examining adaptation in speech and voice production. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2995.

Weerathunge, W. A. H. R., Bandara, D. M. S. L., Amaratunga, M. G. B., & De Silva, A. C. (2016). Robust algorithm for objective hearing screening of newborns using Automated Auditory Brain-stem Response. In 2016 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon) (pp. 149-155). IEEE.

Presentations

Weerathunge, H. R., Bohland, J.W. (2021, June 17-18) Modeling studies of speech production under delayed auditory feedback. Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium, Virtual/Boston. (Poster Presentation)

Weerathunge, H. R., Segina, R.K., Tracy, L.F., & Stepp, C.E. (2021, June 7-10)  Accuracy of Acoustic Measures of Voice via Telepractice Video Conferencing Platforms. 14th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice, and Speech Research, Virtual/Bogotá, Colombia. (Oral Presentation)

Dahl, K.L., Weerathunge, H. R., Buckley, D.P., Dolling, A.S., Díaz-Cádiz, M., Tracy, L.F., & Stepp, C.E. (2021, June 7-10). Reliability of expert auditory-perceptual evaluations of voice via telepractice platforms. 14th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice, and Speech Research, Virtual/Bogotá, Colombia.(Oral Presentation)

Weerathunge, H. R., Abur, D., Enos, N. M., Brown, K. M., & Stepp, C. E. (2020, Feb. 20-23). Auditory-motor perturbations of voice fundamental frequency: Feedback delay and amplification. In Madonna Speech Motor Control Conference, Santa Barbara, CA. (Poster Presentation)