completed her B.S in Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU), where she was heavily involved with Audio Enthusiasts and Engineers, a student group that promotes project based learning environments and holds weekly educational forums on all things related to audio. She obtained her Master’s in Electrical Engineering at MSU in Dec. 2011 on nonlinear control systems. She is now pursuing her PhD at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) where her work involves speech signal enhancement and encoding. Rachel is co-supervised by Prof. Jérémie Voix (CRITIAS) and Prof. Falk. Her research interest are in hearing protection, speech signal processing, speech perception and nonlinear control techniques.
Thesis Topic: Vocal effort encoding and speech enhancement