Naveen Kumar
Research Scientist, Disney Research
Walt Disney Imagineering
Los Angeles, USA

Ph.D., Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL)
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA

B.Tech (Dept. of Electrical Engineering)
Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur, INDIA


I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California and a B.Tech. degree in Instrumentation Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
I currently work at Disney Research Los Angeles, USA. I am originally from Kolkata, India.
My broad research interests lie in the field of Signal Processing and Machine Learning for speech, multimedia and multimodal applications.
While the diverse nature of my work allows for exploration of fields not traditionally considered Signal Processing, it often also inspires new ideas that can only come as a result of thinking out of the box.


  • Oct 2020 : 3rd workshop on Media Analytics for Societal Trends (MAST) will be organized at ACM MM 2020 at Seattle.(Website)

  • July 2020 : Organizing a special session on multimodal people analytics in media at ICME, London. (Website)

  • Oct 2019 : Co-organized the 2nd MICA workshop on understanding human-media interactions will be held at ICMI, Suzhou, China(website).

  • Sept 2019 : Co-organized a workshop on "Emotion and emergent states in groups" at ACII this year. website

  • Jan 2019 : Paper accepted for oral presentation at ICASSP 2019 : “Hierarchy-Aware loss function on a tree structure label space for audio event detection".

  • Oct 2018 : Joined Disney Research, Los Angeles.