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Bharath Chandrasekaran is professor and vice chair of Research in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. Chandrasekaran had been at the University of Texas at Austin for almost eight years. His research examines the neurobiological computations that underlie human communication and learning, using an interdisciplinary, computational, and lifespan approach. His laboratory is currently supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Chandrasekaran is the recipient of the University of Texas Systems Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014, the Editor’s award for best research article in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, the Psychonomics Early Career award in 2016, and the Society for Neurobiology of Language Early Career Award in 2018. Beginning in 2019, Chandrasekaran will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (Speech). He earned his PhD in Integrative Neuroscience from Purdue University in 2008 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University.


Department of Communication Science and Disorders


Speech-Language Pathology