Patrick Naylor’s interests are in the areas of speech and audio signal processing and he has worked in particular on adaptive signal processing for acoustic echo control, SIMO/MIMO acoustic system identification and equalization, classification including speech and speaker recognition, multi-channel speech enhancement and speech production modeling.
Mike Brookes’s research concentrates on the application of signal processing algorithms to speech and image processing and to software radio systems. He combines expertise in signal processing and digital system design and is interested both in the development of new algorithms and in their real-time hardware implementation.
Alastair’s research interests lie in the field of spatial audio and room acoustics. He is working on the CLEAR project which will employ audio analysis and speech dereverberation in law enforcement applications.
Becky’s interests lie in binaural processing for hearing aids, and she is currently working on the ELO-SPHERES project. Her previous research focussed on the singing voice.
Peter’s research is in acoustic imaging. The aim is to develop a technique to identify objects based on their surface texture by analysing the scattering of acoustic waves when received by a sensor array.
Aidan’s research is in speaker diarisation which aims at answering the question ‘which speaker spoke when?’. More formally this requires the unsupervised identification of each speaker within an audio stream and the intervals during which each speaker is active.
Vincent’s research interest is in adaptive signal processing for blind system identification and blind source separation. The aim is to develop novel techniques that can improve the acoustic awareness of robots.