Special CSL Social Hour, Nov 3, 2017

We are very pleased to have Ryan Corey as our guest speaker for this week’s social hour on Friday, Nov 3 at 3:00PM in 369 CSL. In this week’s social hour Ryan will talk about “Multichannel Signal Processing for Augmented Listening Devices”.

Abstract: Augmented listening devices, such as hearing aids, personal sound amplifiers, and an emerging category of “smart” headphones, promise to enhance human listening by processing the sound we hear to reduce noise and improve understanding, but most products available today perform poorly in very noisy environments. In our research, we show how advanced listening devices can use microphone arrays to separate, process, and enhance multiple sound sources even in challenging listening environments.

Bio: Ryan Corey is a PhD student working with Professor Andrew Singer in CSL. A Chicago-area native, Ryan completed his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, then returned to Illinois for graduate school. In 2014, he was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Ryan studies speech and audio signal processing with a particular focus on multichannel processing for hearing aid applications. When he’s not playing with microphones, Ryan enjoys travel, cooking, and silly hats.