Scientific Activities

On this page you find a selection of my scientific activities during the last years. A list of scheduled and attended conferences can be found here.

Tutorials

Keynotes and Invited Lectures

  • Sound Acquisition Using Parametric Sound Field Models: Classical and Bayesian Approaches, International Conference on the Science of Electrical Engineering (ICSEE), Israel, 2016.
  • Recent Advances in Acoustic Signal Extraction and Dereverberation, Keynote, Erlangen Colloquium, Germany, Feb. 2016.
  • Fifty Years of Reverberation Reduction: From analog signal processing to machine learning, Keynote, AES 60th Conference on Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech, Leuven, Belgium, Feb. 2016.
  • Sound Acquisition and Processing using Parametric Sound Field Models, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Oct. 27, 2015.
  • Recent Advances in Sound Acquisition for Spatial Audio Communication, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Oct. 22, 2015.
  • Recent Advances in Sound Acquisition for Spatial Audio Communication, ParisTech, Paris, France, Jul. 2014.
  • Multi-Microphone Speech Enhancement: Perspectives and Challenges, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, Jul. 19, 2013.
  • Parametric and Informed Spatial Filtering, Samsung, DMC R&D Center, Korea, Feb. 15, 2013.
  • Perspectives on Multi-Microphone Speech Enhancement, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, Sep. 12, 2012.
  • Microphone Array Processing: Perspectives and Challenges, Keynote, ITG Conference on Speech Communication, Braunschweig, Germany, Sep. 26, 2012.
  • Generating Virtual Microphone Signals using Distributed Arrays, NTT, Japan, Apr. 2, 2012.
  • Generating Virtual Microphone Signals using Distributed Arrays, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Mar. 16, 2012.
  • Geometry-based Sound Acquisition, Imperial College London, UK, Dec. 8th, 2011.
  • A Linearly Constrained Minimum Variance Beamformer for Next-Generation Speech Communication Systems, Imperial College London, UK, Jul. 20, 2010.
  • Advances in Speech Dereverberation using Spectral Enhancement, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany, Feb. 10 2010.
  • Advances in Speech Dereverberation using Spectral Enhancement: Adding Value to Hearing-Aids?, University of Oldenburg, Germany, Jan. 5, 2010.
  • Recent Advances in Single- and Multi-Microphone Speech Dereverberation, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, Jul. 29, 2009.
  • Recent Advances in Single- and Multi-Microphone Speech Dereverberation, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA, Oct. 23, 2008.
  • Recent Advances in Speech Dereverberation, IBM Speech Technology Seminar, Haifa, Israel, Jul. 2, 2008.
  • Suppression of Reverberation in Hearing-Aids using Spectral Enhancement, GN-ReSound, The Netherlands, Feb. 6, 2007.
  • Single and Multi-Microphone Speech Dereverberation using Spectral Enhancement, Technion, Israel, Oct. 30, 2006.
  • Speech Dereverberation, SISTA Seminar, K.U.Leuven, Belgium, Jan. 11, 2005.

Editorial Activities

  • Editor in Chief, EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, 2016-.
  • Guest Editor, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2015.
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 2015.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2013-2017.

Organization of Scientific Events (Conferences, Workshops, Challenges, Special Sessions)

  • Technical Program Committee Member, 11th ITG Conference on Speech Communication, Erlangen, Germany, Sep. 2014.
  • Technical Program Chair, REverberant Voice Enhancement and Recognition Benchmark (REVERB) Workshop, Florence, Italy, May 2014.
  • Organizer, REverberant Voice Enhancement and Recognition Benchmark (REVERB) Challenge, 2013-2014.
  • General co-chair, 2nd International Conference on Spatial Audio (ICSA), Erlangen, Germany, Feb. 2014.
  • General co-chair, IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA), New Paltz, New York, USA, Oct. 2013.
  • Organizer (with Prof. S. Doclo), Special Session on Multi-microphone speech dereverberation, European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Marrakech, Morocco, Sep. 2013
  • Organization Committee Member, The Seventh International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID), Lund, Sweden, Aug. 2012.
  • Organization Committee Member, International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control (IWAENC), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2005.

Memberships / Office in Professional Societies (selection)

PhD Review Board (selection)

  • J. He, "Spatial Audio Reproduction Using Primary Ambient Extraction", Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Dec. 2015.
  • M. Taghizadeh, “Enabling Speech using Ad Hoc Microphone Arrays“, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland, Sep. 2015.
  • N. Lopez, "Méthodes à un seul capteur pour la déréverbération de la parole", Telecom ParisTech, France, Jul. 2014.
  • A. Lombard, "Localization of Multiple Independent Sound Sources in Adverse Environments", FAU, Germany, Jul. 2012.
  • A. Canclini, "A Geometric Approach to Analysis and Synthesis of Acoustic Wave Fields for Multimedia Applications", Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Mar. 2012.

Awards

  • 2014 SPS Signal Processing Letters Best Paper Award for the paper “Late reverberant spectral variance estimation based on a statistical model” by Emanuël Habets, Sharon Gannot, and Israel Cohen, 2014.
  • Best Student Paper Award of the ITG Conference on Speech Communication for the paper “A subspace-based perspective on spatial filtering performance with distributed and co-located microphone arrays” by Maja Taseska and Emanuël Habets, 2014.
  • Best Student Paper Award of the International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC) for the paper “Multichannel dereverberation for hearing aids with interaural coherence preservation” by Sebastian Braun, Matteo Torcoli, Daniel Marquardt, Emanuël Habets, and Simon Doclo, 2014.
  • Best Student Paper Award of the International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC) for the paper “An acoustical zoom based on informed spatial filtering” by Oliver Thiergart, Konrad Kowalczyk, and Emanuël Habets, 2014.
  • Best Student Paper Award of the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA) for the paper “Spotforming using distributed circular microphone arrays” by Maja Taseska and Emanuël Habets, 2013.