The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Peter F. Assmann


Research Interests

Perception of speech in adverse conditions; acoustic properties of speech in children

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2435
Office: GR_4.118
Campus Mail Code: GR41
Website: Speech Perception Research Laboratory


Dr. Assmann is one of the leading researchers in the area of speech perception in adverse listening conditions and the acoustics of speech development in children. Dr. Assmann recently has worked on the development of a database of speech recordings (more than 300 children between the ages of five and 18 years) to study biological and social influences on the acoustical properties of speech. The database will be used in clinical and theoretical modeling studies, as well as research on the perception of phonetic properties (differences between vowels) and indexical properties (perceived age and gender) in children’s speech. Dr. Assmann was elected as a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (2012) and served as Associate Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2001-2005) in the field of Speech Communication. Dr. Assmann earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Waterloo, Canada and his master’s and doctoral degrees from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Kapolowicz, M.R., Montazeri, V., Baese-Berk, M.M., Zeng F.G., Assmann P.F. (2020). Rapid adaptation to non-native speech is impaired in cochlear implant users. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America-Express Letters 148: EL267-272. doi: 10.1121/10.0001941. PMID: 33003859.

Montazeri, V., & Assmann, P.F. (2018). Constraints on ideal binary masking for the perception of spectrally-reduced speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144, EL59.

Kapolowicz M.R., Montazeri V., and Assmann P.F. (2018). Perceiving foreign-accented speech with decreased spectral resolution in single- and multiple-talker conditions. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 143, EL99 (2018).

Barreda S., Assmann P.F. (2018). Modeling the perception of children’s age from speech acoustics, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 143 (5), EL361.