Dr. Starlet Ben Alex

Designation: Associate Professor
Education:  PhD (APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University)

Professional Experience
Teaching  : 14 years

Research  : 4 years

UG  : B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation
PG  :  M.Tech in VLSI and Embedded Systems

PhD:  Emotion and Speaker Recognition using Deep Neural Networks

Publication  (latest come first in IEEE format)
International Journals

  1. S. Alex and L. Mary, “Variational Autoencoder for Prosody-based Speaker Recognition”, ETRI Journal, Wiley Online Library (Revised and submitted).
  2. S. Alex, L. Mary and B. Babu, “Attention and Feature Selection for Automatic Speech Emotion Recognition Using Utterance and Syllable-Level Prosodic Features”, Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, vol. 39, no. 11, pp. 5681-5709, 2020. Available: 10.1007/s00034-020-01429-3.

International Conference

  1. R. John, S. Alex, S. M.S. and L. Mary, “Significance of Prosodic Features for Automatic Emotion Recognition”, Kollam, 2020, pp. 1-6.
  2. S. Alex, B. Babu and L. Mary, “Utterance and Syllable Level Prosodic Features for Automatic Emotion Recognition”, in International Conference on Recent Advances in Intelligent Computational Systems (RAICS), Thiruvananthapuram, 2018, pp. 31-35.


Workshop/Seminars Attended

  1. Webinar on Nurturing Autonomy, IQAC, SAINTGITS College of Engineering, 29 September, 2021.
  2. APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University sponsored FDP on IoT based Autonomous Robot Design , Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, Kannur, 28-30 April, 2021.
  3. Webinar on Manually Controlled Racing Bot, IEEE, Christ College of Engineering, Irinjalakuda, 29 April, 2021.
  4. ATAL FDP on Data Sciences, SAINTGITS College of Engineering, 18-22 January, 2021.
  5. ATAL FDP on Artificial Intelligence, Sri Sairam Engineering College, 7-11 December, 2020.
  6. Course on Online Teaching, IUCEE Foundation, July -September, 2020.
  7. International FDP on Microsystems Design and Control Engineering, ISTE SAINTGITS Chapter, 17-20 September, 2020.
  8. Webinar on Data Science Demystified, ISTE SAINTGITS Chapter, 21 August, 2020.
  9. Webinar on Emerging Trends and Future Scope in Embedded Systems, Holy Grace Academy of Engineering, Mala, 9 August, 2020.
  10. Winter School for Speech and Audio Processing held at College of Engineering, Trivandrum, 27-29 January, 2019.
  11. Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, leadingIndia.ai, 25-27 June, 2018.
  12. Workshop on Deep learning- A Deep Dive: From Basics to Advanced, Cochin University of Science and Technology, 8 December, 2017.
  13. Summer School on Speaker and Language Recognition, Dhirubhai Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, 8-12 July, 2017.
  14. National research colloquium RASSIC’16, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, 25-27 August, 2016.
  15. Workshop on LATEX Software, SAINTGITS College of Engineering, 18-20 July, 2016.
  16. STTP on Data Analysis using Computational Softwares, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, 27 June -2 July, 2016. 
  17. FDP on Image Processing using LABVIEW, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, 20-22 June, 2016.
  18. STTP on Bioinformatics, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, 13-18 June, 2016.
  19. Workshop on Research Methodology, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram, 18 June, 2016.
  20. ISTE workshop on Control Systems, IIT Kharagpur, 2-12 December, 2014.
  21. Workshop on Industrial Automation, Prolific Systems & Technologies, 9-13 December, 2013.
  22. ISTE workshop on Analog Electronics, IIT Kharagpur, 4-14 June, 2013.
  23. ISTE workshop on Aakash for education, IIT Mumbai, 10 -11 November, 2012.
  24. FDP on Engineering Applications Using LabVIEW, National Instruments, 8-9 December, 2011.
  25. QIP on Accreditation, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research Center, Chennai, 2008.
  26. STTP on Nanotechnology for Clean Energy , IIT Madras, July, 2008.
  27. Induction training programme on Teaching Excellence and Methodologies, ISTE, Kerala Section, 2007.

As resource Person

  1. Invited Talk on Artificial Intelligence and Speech Processing Applications – An outlook, Marian Engineering College, Kazhakuttom, 21 May 2021.
  2. Expert Lecture on Digital Logic Design using HDL, SAINTGITS College of Engineering, 21-22 December, 2010.

Events Organized

  1. Srishti 2016
  2. FDP on Digital Logic Design using HDL


  • Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Member of The Institution of Engineers
  • Member of IEEE

Research Interest

  • Speech Signal Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Neural Networks


  1. B.Tech First Rank (Cochin University of Science and Technology)
  2. GATE qualified in 2013 and 2015
  3. Selected for full time PhD program under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University with CERD scholarship.

Contact Details

Phone: 9447596187

Email: starlet.ben@saintgits.org