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Pablo Peso, a PhD student in the DREAMS research programme has received the DREAMS Best Paper Award (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation, Innovative Training Network `DREAMS’) for his paper entitled “A single-channel non-intrusive C50 estimator correlated with speech recognition performance”, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 24, April 2016. The paper is co-authored with: D. Sharma, J. Lainez, D. Barreda, T. van Waterschoot, and P.A. Naylor. [PDF]

We are delighted to welcome Prof Gema Pinero to our group. She is visiting from Polytechnic University of Valencia and will be working with us until July 2016.


As an undergraduate, Vincent Neo Weisheng undertook project work with Nuance in the UK. Vincent’s work was highly successful and it is sad to say goodbye to him now as he returns to Singapore. Let’s hope it is au reviour rather than goodbye!

We are delighted to welcome Christine Evers to Imperial College. She will be working on our project titled ‘Embodied Audition for RobotS’.

As part of the DREAMS research programme, four members of our team attended the winter school in Aalborg, Denmark. Barry Blesser lead highly stimulating discussions on human perception of reverberation and acoustic signal processing techniques.


After her 6-month visit to the lab, Renata is returning to Brazil to continue her studies. Farewell Renata and thank you for visiting us!

We are delighted to welcome Mathieu to the Speech and Audio Processing team as an Early Stage Researcher on the DREAMS project. Mathieu completed his MSc at Imperial College last year and is now beginning his PhD research on dereverberation.

DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech) is an EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network involving partners in Belgium, Germany and Denmark, as well as the UK. In total 16 researchers are employed by the project in a mixture of ‘Early Stage Researcher’ (PhD student) and ‘Experienced Researcher’ (Post-doc) positions.

We are delighted to welcome Clement Doire who is working in partnership with CEDAR Audio Ltd and Aalborg University.

Alastair Moore photoWe are delighted to welcome Dr Alastair Moore who joins the SAP team in December 2012. Alastair will be researching aspects of law enforcement audio signal processing.

Having been working at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, we are now joined in London by Benjamin Cauchi – welcome to Benjamin!

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