29 Apr

Final Spring Seminar and BBQ

Hi all,

Hope finals are going well.

This Thursday, May 4th, we will be having our final ASA seminar of the semester:

Speaker: Dr. F. Levent Degertekin

Title: Microscale Acoustic Systems for Medical Imaging Applications

Location: Love 109

Date & Time: Thursday, May 4th, 4-5pm

After the talk, please join us for our annual spring BBQ outside the Love Building. We will be grilling out hamburgers, hot dogs, and vegetarian versions thereof.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Hope to see you Thursday!

23 Mar

March Seminar

The next Georgia Tech Acoustical Society of America (GT ASA) seminar will be held next Thursday, 3/30, from 11-noon in Love 109.

Zhenguo Cheung will be giving a talk titled, “Hybrid methods for the vibration and acoustic analysis of complex systems.” He is a post-doc student working under Dr. Sabra.

As always, free food, will be provided! (vegetarian options available)

Hope to see everyone there!

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.