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Dr Siow Yong Low BEng, PhD

Assistant Professor at USMC

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As an electronics and communications engineer, I am applying my research in signal processing into making assistive listening devices and hearing aids more responsive and seamless for the hearing impaired.


Siow Yong Low is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus. He was the recipient of the Australian funded CIS and the APA scholarships for both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Australia. From 2005 – 2010, he held a variety of post-doctoral and research engineer posts in WA Australia before moving to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University, Sarawak campus as a Senior Lecturer. He has taught broadly on the EEE curriculum, in particular teaching electrical systems, signals and systems, microprocessors and software technology.

Siow Yong’s research is in the broad area of acoustics signal processing. In simple terms, his research involves the mathematical manipulation of acoustic signals to meet certain criteria. One example is speech enhancement, where noisy speech signals can be processed in such a way that the noise signal is reduced. The main challenge about this is that both the speech and noise signals are overlapping, making the suppression of noise more complicated. His current research is to make assistive listening devices and hearing aids for the hearing impaired more responsive and seamless via state of the art signal processing techniques.

In addition to academic teaching and research, he has provided consultancy work for the industry and forensic audio analyses for the Australian police. He has one US patent pending.



Research interests

  • Signal processing for acoustic applications
  • Compressive speech enhancement
  • Blind signal extraction
  • Microphone arrays

Circuits, Electronic System Design, Mathematics

Dr Siow Yong Low
No. 3, Persiaran Canselor 1,
Kota Ilmu EduCity,
79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor,
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