Prof. Sharon Gannot

I received my B.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel in 1986 and the M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees from Tel-Aviv University, Israel in 1995 and 2000, respectively, all in electrical engineering. In 2001 I held a post-doctoral position at the department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT-SISTA) at K.U.Leuven, Belgium.

From 2002 to 2SharonGannot003 I held a research and teaching position at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Currently, I am a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. I am the recipient of Bar-Ilan University outstanding lecturer award for 2010 and 2014.

I am heading the Speech and Signal Processing laboratories at the Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan and the Signal Processing Track. The Speech & Acoustics Lab, characterized by controllable reverberation time and equipped with state-of-the-art multi-channel transmission and acquisition and measurement capabilities, was inaugurated in 2009. Database of impulse responses recorded in the lab is available.

I have served as an Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal of Advances in Signal Processing in 2003-2012, and as an Editor of two special issues on Multi-microphone Speech Processing of the same journal. I have also served as a guest editor of ELSEVIER Speech Communication and Signal Processing journals. I have also served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Speech, Audio and Language Processing in 2009-2013. Currently, I am a Senior Area Chair of the same journal. I also serves as a reviewer of many IEEE journals and conferences.

I am a member of the Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing (AASP) technical committee of the IEEE since Jan., 2010, and serve as the committee chair since Jan., 2017. I am also a member of the Technical and Steering committee of the International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC) since 2005 and was the general co-chair of  IWAENC 2010 held in Tel-Aviv, Israel in August 2010. I have also served as the general co-chair of the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA) held in October 2013, in New Paltz, NY, USA.

I was selected to present tutorial sessions (with colleagues) at ICASSP 2012, EUSIPCO 2012, ICASSP 2013 and EUSIPCO 2013.


Two special issues that were recently finalized :

  1. Sharon Gannot, Armin Sehr, Emanuël Habets, Keisuke Kinoshita, Walter Kellermann, and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, Special Issue on "Silencing the echoes Processing of Reverberant Speech," EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Oct., 2014.
  2. Hervé Bourlard, Afsaneh Asaei , Tara N. Sainath and Sharon Gannot, Special Issue on "Advances in Sparse Modeling and Low-rank Modeling for Speech Processing," ELSEVIER Speech Communication, August, 2014.

Sharon Gannot - CV  (updated 2-Jan-2017).

My research interests include parameter estimation, statistical signal processing and speech processing. In particular:

  • Single microphone speech enhancement and source separation.
  • Array processing techniques for source localization and acquisition and noise reduction. Application to speech enhancement, echo cancellation and speaker localization.
  • Linear and nonlinear optimal filtering. Recursive Bayesian and non-Bayesian estimators with application to speech processing.
  • System identification techniques and adaptive filtering.
  • Speech Processing for Hearing Aid Devices.
  • Distributed algorithms for wireless and ad hoc microphone arrays.
  • Kernel methods and manifold learning in signal processing.