Mr. Berardi is a dual Ph.D. major in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering. He works on cutting edge machine learning applications to speech and voice disorders. Other professional interests include musical acoustics, architectural acoustics, and audio engineering. Mr. Berardi also has a great love for music. He loves to sing and plays a variety of instruments including trumpet, piano, organ, carillon (bell tower), and accordion.
Before coming to MSU, he received his B.S. in Applied Physics and worked with the Acoustics Research Group at Brigham Young University, where he collaborated with Dr. Hunter. His main research focus was the quantification of changes in vocal effort to varying acoustic environments. His main research focus was the quantification of changes in vocal effort to varying acoustic environments.
Although most of his interests are sound related, Mark is fluent in American Sign Language and takes every opportunity he can to use it.