Everything you wanted to know about pitch perception....

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
CCRMA Seminar room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
I want to review several theories of pitch perception this week at the CCRMA Hearing Seminar. There are models based on spectral profiles (obviously wrong :-), temporal models (too good), and engineering approaches (not perceptual). And even newer work on using learning. How can these approaches be combined to find something that always works? Something that explains human perception?

Who: Malcolm Slaney (CCRMA)
What: Everything you wanted to know about pitch perception
When: Friday April 11 at 11AM
Where: CCRMA Seminar Room (Top floor of the Knoll at Stanford)
Why: What is more fundamental than pitch?

Bring your ideas, and we’ll see if there is a middle ground.

I expect a free for all. Bring your favorite model, and your questions, and we’ll have fun.

See you at CCRMA.

BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D., Purdue University. Dr. Malcolm Slaney is a principal scientist at Microsoft Research (Silicon Valley). He is a Consulting Professor at Stanford CCRMA, where he has led the Hearing Seminar for more than 20 years, and an Affiliate Faculty in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Washington. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and (former) Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Signal Processing and IEEE Multimedia Magazine. He has given successful tutorials at ICASSP 1996 and 2009 on “Applications of Psychoacoustics to Signal Processing,” on “Multimedia Information Retrieval” at SIGIR and ICASSP, and “Web-Scale Multimedia Data” at ACM Multimedia 2010. He is a coauthor, with A. C. Kak, of the IEEE book Principles of “Computerized Tomographic Imaging”. This book was recently republished by SIAM in their “Classics in Applied Mathematics” Series. He is coeditor, with Steven Greenberg, of the book Computational Models of Auditory Function. Before joining Microsoft Research, Dr. Slaney has worked at Bell Laboratory, Schlumberger Palo Alto Research, Apple Computer, Interval Research, IBM’s Almaden Research Center, and Yahoo! Research. For many years, he has lead the auditory group at the Telluride Neuromorphic (Cognition) Workshop. Dr. Slaney’s recent work is on understanding conversational speech in addition to general audio perception.

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