Tanya  Talkar

Tanya Talkar

Scholar Title

MIT EECS - Finn Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Analysis of Acoustic Landmarks in Child Speech




Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel


This group utilizes recordings of children performing word related tasks to analyze their speech production differences. First, we will look at typically developing children, children with autism, and children with specific language impairment to analyze their speech processing differences. Secondly, we will look at children who have older siblings (with and without autism) to analyze their speech production differences as they grow older, taking into account whether they develop autism or not. This can lead to early detection of autism based on speech production.


I was a student researcher in the Langer Lab for the past two years, working with a novel device used for immunotherapy of cancer. I interned at eBay after freshman year, adding new elements to their homepage. After sophomore year, I interned at POPSUGAR, implementing a new feature to help onboard their partners.

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