29 Jan

Speaker: Dr. Mark A. Clements

Join us for the seminar given by Dr. Mark A. Clements, “Issues and Solutions in Audio Retrieval”

Abstract: “The problem of retrieving voice and audio from non-transcribed sources is in its infancy compared to text and meta-data searching. Despite recent advances in speech-to-text (TTS) systems, there are many applications where such approaches are not viable. A phonetic-based high-speed keyword spotting technique was developed at GT as an alternative. It enjoyed sufficiently good success that a commercial enterprise (Nexidia) was established to further develop capabilities and applications. Demos will be given and the technology will be described along with interesting new research results and capabilities.”

Date: February 5th, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRDC 2405
Free food is provided as always!

Bio: Dr. Mark A. Clements is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he holds the Joseph M. Pettit Endowed Professorship in Digital Signal Processing. His also served as the Director of Georgia Tech’s Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) from 1999-2012. He received the S.B. (Bachelor’s), S.M. (Master’s), E.E. (Professional Engineer’s), and Sc.D. (Doctorate) degrees in 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1982, all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), has been a member of the IEEE Speech Technical Committee, has served an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, and was elected to the Signal Processing Society’s Board of Governors. Professor Clements is also founder and director of Nexidia, an Atlanta-based speech technology company. Professor Clements’ current research interests involve digital processing of speech signals. This is concerned with such problems as the application of digital speech technology to sensory aids for the hearing impaired and automatic recognition of speech in adverse conditions. Some of the interesting problems arising from these applications include enhancement of speech in noise, formulation of robust perceptual distance measures, and real-time implementation. Dr. Clements also does work in efficient coding of speech signals, auditory modeling for improved speech analysis, speech production modeling, general digital signal processing, and pattern recognition.

29 Jan

ASA Officer Elections

Interested in being more involved with ASA? Officer applications are now open!

Being an ASA officer takes typically 2-3 hours every few weeks (depending on the group) and is a great way to meet professors and make industry connections. It also provides tour opportunities (such as Fox Theatre or Spivey Hall) and outreach opportunities to do fun demonstrations with K-12 students.

See the link to learn more about officer positions and to apply.

20 Oct

Speaker: Dr. Aaron Lanterman

Join us for the seminar given by Dr. Aaron Lanterman, “50 Years of Music Synthesis.”

Abstract: “From the modular beasts by Buchla and Moog in the 60s, to the analog polyphonic synthesizers of the 70s, to the digital samplers of the 80s, and back, we will explore the frontiers where clever circuitry and sonic artistry meet, including a live demonstration of a modular synthesizer. It might get loud.”

Date: October 30th, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Love 109
Free food is provided as always!

Bio: “Aaron Lanterman is the most interesting professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. He might be the most interesting professor in all of Georgia Tech, but that may be pushing it a little.”

16 Sep

Fall 2014 General Meeting

Fall 2014 General Body Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 23, at 11am. Please join us to learn about the events currently planned by ASA for the semester, let us know what you are interested in this semester, and enjoy FREE food!

Date: Tuesday, September 23rd
Time: 11 am
Location: IC 115

17 Apr

Speaker: Dr. Peter Rogers; followed by Spring BBQ

Join us for our last seminar of the semester given by Dr. Peter Rogers and help us celebrate his retirement!
Come hear Dr. Rogers speak about his research and experiences within the acoustics community and at Georgia Tech. Afterwards, socialize with friends, enjoy the spring weather and eat food fresh off the grill.

Date: April 24th, 2014
Time: 4 pm
Location: Love 109

The seminar will be followed by the Spring BBQ outside of MRDC.

What goes up . . . . Thermospheric propagation of sonic booms from the Concorde SST

I will discuss my most interesting and challenging research project which I carried out in the the late 1970s. What happens to the upward going sonic boom from Concorde.