Walter Kellermann (S’86, M’90, SM’06, F’08) is a professor for communications at the Chair of Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He received the Dipl.-Ing. (univ.) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1983, and the Dr.-Ing. degree ('with distinction') from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, in 1988. From 1989 to 1990, he was a Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ. In 1990, he joined Philips Kommunikations Industrie, Nuremberg, Germany. From 1993 to 1999 he was a professor at the Fachhochschule Regensburg before he joined the University Erlangen-Nuremberg as a professor and head of the audio research laboratory in 1999 (for more see www.LNT.de/audio). In 1999 he co-founded the consulting firm DSP Solutions. Dr. Kellermann authored or co-authored 14 book chapters and more than 140 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings. He served as an associate editor and as guest editor to various journals, a.o., to the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing from 2000 to 2004, and to the EURASIP Journal on Signal Processing. Presently he serves as associate editor to the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing and as a Member of the Overview Editorial Board for the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was the general chair of the 5th International Workshop on Microphone Arrays in 2003 and the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics in 2005. He was the general co-chair of the 2nd International Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays (HSCMA) in 2008. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for 2007 and 2008. He currently serves as a Chair of the Technical Committee for Audio and Electroacoustics of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is an IEEE Fellow.
Combatting Acoustic Echoes And Noise in Future Natural Immersive Human/Machine Interfaces
Tomas Gaensler received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in signal processing from Lund University, Lund, Sweden.He also held a position as an Assistant Professor at Lund University and served as a lecturer and teacher in signal processing.After a postdoc position at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies he joined Bell Labs as a full time member of technical staff and later worked at Agere Systems, a spin-off from Lucent Technologies' Microelectronics group.He has more than 40 published papers, conference, and workshop contributions.Dr. Gaensler also co-authored the books``Advances in Network and Acoustic Echo Cancellation,” and ``Acoustic Signal Processing for Telecommunication.” Tomas Gaensler is currently with mh acoustics, Summit, NJ, USA.
Front-end Audio Processing: Reflections on Issues, Requirements, and Solutions
Simon Doclo received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in applied sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1997 and 2003, respectively. From 2003 to 2007, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Research Foundation – Flanders at the Electrical Engineering Department (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and the Adaptive Systems Laboratory (McMaster University, Canada). From 2007 to 2009, he was a Principal Scientist with NXP Semiconductors at the Sound and Acoustics Group in Leuven, Belgium. Currently, he is a Professor at the Institute of Physics, University of Oldenburg, Germany. His research activities center around signal processing for acoustical applications, more specifically microphone array processing, active noise control, acoustic sensor networks and hearing aid processing.
Prof. Doclo received the Master Thesis Award of the Royal Flemish Society of Engineers in 1997 (with Erik De Clippel), the Best Student Paper Award at the International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control in 2001, the EURASIP Signal Processing Best Paper Award in 2003 (with Marc Moonen) and the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2008 Best Paper Award (with Jingdong Chen, Jacob Benesty, Arden Huang). He is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Audio and Electroacoustics. He has been secretary of the IEEE Benelux Signal Processing Chapter (1998-2002), and has served as a guest editor for the EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing.
Distributed microphone array signal processing for hearing aids
Yiteng (Arden) Huang
Yiteng (Arden) Huang received the B.S. degree from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1994 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees
from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, in 1998 and 2001, respectively, all in electrical and computer engineering. From March 2001 to January 2008, he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ. In January 2008, he joined the WeVoice, Inc., Bridgewater, NJ and served as its CTO. His current research interests are in acoustic signal processing
and multimedia communications.
Dr. Huang served as an Associate Editor for the EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing from 2004 and 2008 and for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters from 2002 to 2005. He served as a technical Co-Chair of the 2005 Joint
Workshop on Hands-Free Speech Communication and Microphone Array and the 2009 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and
Acoustics. He is a coeditor/coauthor of the books Noise Reduction in Speech Processing (Springer-Verlag, 2009), Microphone Array Signal Processing(Springer-Verlag, 2008), Springer Handbook of Speech Processing (Springer-Verlag, 2007), Acoustic MIMO Signal Processing (Springer-Verlag,
2006), Audio Signal Processing for Next-Generation Multimedia Communication Systems (Kluwer, 2004), and Adaptive Signal Processing: Applications to
Real-World Problems (Springer-Verlag, 2003). He received the 2008 Best Paper Award and the 2002 Young Author Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal
Processing Society, the 2000-2001 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award from the School Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech,
the 2000 Outstanding Research Award from the Center of Signal and Image Processing, Georgia Tech, and the 1997-1998 Colonel Oscar P. Cleaver
Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech.
Noise and Echo Control for Immersive Voice Communication in Spacesuits