Ivan Tashev on Sound Capture and Sound Source Separation Using Microphone Arrays
Abstract: The talk will present the approaches for hands-free capturing and separation of sound sources using microphone arrays. Potential applications include communication (Skype, Windows Live Messenger) and speech-enabled human-machine interfaces (Ford SYNC, Kinect+Xbox). The talk will cover microphone types, beamforming and sound source localization, sound source separation techniques, and binaural sound capture and processing. Live demos and videos are included.
Biography: Ivan Tashev got his Diploma Engineer in Electronics and PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1984 and 1990 respectively. He was Assistant Professor in the same university and joined Microsoft in 1998. Currently he is a Principal Architect in Speech Technology Group in Microsoft Research.
Dr. Tashev contributed with algorithms and designs to microphone array support in Windows, RoundTable device, the audio pipeline in Microsoft Auto platform, and the audio pipeline in Kinect. He is inventor or co-inventor of 40 US patent submissions, from which 18 are granted.
Ivan Tashev is a senior member of IEEE and member of its Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee. He is also member of the Audio Engineering Society and its Pacific Northwest Committee, and the Acoustical Society of America. Dr. Tashev is reviewer for most of the scientific journals in his research area, member of the organizing or technical committees of ICASSP, IWAENC, WASPAA, HSCMA and other scientific conferences in his area. He authored or coauthored four books and more than 70 scientific papers. His latest book “Sound Capture and Processing” was published in 2009 by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
More information can be found at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/ivantash/.