At the MuSAE Lab we are interested in acquiring a better understanding of the human multimodal signal processing steps and to use that knowledge to build biologically-inspired technologies across three themes:

Theme 1:

Multimedia communications

Ongoing Projects:

1 Distributed quality-aware multimedia communications

2 Neural correlates of natural and synthesized speech quality perception

3 Neurophysiological models for ‘Quality-of-Experience’ prediction

Past Projects:

1 Objective quality assessment of reverberant and dereverberated speech

2 Environment-robust feature development for hands-free speaker identification

3 Speech-based affective state modeling

Theme 2:

Health diagnostics

Ongoing Projects:

1 Quality measurement and enhancement of disordered speech

2 Automated diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

Past Projects:

1. Spectro-temporal signal analysis for cardio-pulmonary signal analysis

2. Assistive technologies for voiceless communications

3 Objective quantification of handwriting difficulties in school-aged children

Theme 3:

Human-machine interaction

Ongoing Projects:

1 Intelligent signal processing for body area networks

Past Projects:

1 Hybrid brain-computer interfaces for everyday environments
2 Peripheral Autonomic Signals for Binary Control of Body-Machine Interfaces