Mark Berardi is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders and primarily works with Dr. Eric Hunter. He is a dual Ph.D. major in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering. Before coming to MSU, he received his B.S. in Applied Physics and worked with the Acoustics Research Group at Brigham Young University. His main research focus was the quantification of changes in vocal effort to varying acoustic environments. At MSU, Mark works on cutting edge machine learning applications to speech and voice disorders. Other professional interests include musical acoustics, architectural acoustics, and audio engineering.