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 2003 I held a research and teaching position at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Currently, I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. I am the recipient of Bar-Ilan University outstanding lecturer award for 2010.
I am heading the Speech and Signal Processing laboratories at the Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan. 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.
I am currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Speech, Audio and Language processing. In 2003-2012 I served as an Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal of Advances in Signal Processing, 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 journal and 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. 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 at Tel-Aviv, Israel in August 2010. I will serve as the general co-chair of the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA) in 2013.
I was selected to present a tutorial session at ICASSP 2012, EUSIPCO 2012, ICASSP 2013 and EUSIPCO 2013.
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 non-linear optimal filtering. Recursive Bayesian estimators (Unscented Kalman filter and Particle filter) 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. Applications to transient noise reduction and to non-parameterized system modeling.