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Ann Spriet joins IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee

Ann Spriet joins IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee

Ann Spriet joins IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee

Recently, Dr. Ann Spriet was elected to the IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee (AASPTC) in January 2013. In May she enjoyed her first experience as a session chair on the topic of ‘microphone-array beam forming and source separation’ at the 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in Vancouver, Canada.

As a senior DSP engineer in NXP Software’s Technology Development department, Ann joined NXP Software in 2010. She is a graduate of the K.U. Leuven, where she completed her PhD on ‘noise reduction and feedback cancellation techniques for hearing aids’. Ann will serve a three year term on the AASPTC with the possibility of renewal for a second three-year period.

Ann was invited to join the AASPTC by a fellow committee member. Her appointment helps the committee achieve a more even balance between members from academia and industry. Her main role at the moment involves reviewing papers submitted by researchers before publishing, checking their novelty and validity.

Being part of the AASPTC gives Ann an opportunity to network with other researchers in the field and to keep up-to-date with the latest breakthroughs. It also helps to raise NXP Software’s profile by allowing us to share our expertise with and take part in AASPTC challenges.

Challenges form a key part of AASPTC activities, which are driving research and development to stimulate new ground-breaking approaches to specific problems. Among recent challenges are ‘Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events’ and ‘2nd CHiME Speech Separation and Recognition’. The next challenge is the Reverb challenge on the evaluation of de-reverberation and automatic speech recognition techniques in reverberant environments (see http://reverb2014.dereverberation.com/).

 

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