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Research group

Signal processing, audio and hearing group (SPAH)

We research the processing, perception and control of complex signals.

About

We develop technological innovations related to both engineering and the human science aspects of acoustics.

Our main research areas are: 

  • active control of sound and vibration 
  • spatial and 3D audio reproduction and capture 
  • audiology, hearing impairment, psychoacoustics and communication 
  • signal processing for underwater acoustics 
  • bioacoustics 

Our work also extends beyond acoustics to: 

  • the fields of image processing 
  • biomedical signal processing 
  • human balance 

People, projects and publications

People

Doctor Aimee Zhang PhD

Lecturer

Research interests

  • Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing, especially Spatial active noise control, Audio solution for Human-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) interactions, Sound field Reproduction, Room Acoustics, Spatial Audio Solution for Virtual and Augmented Reality, and Microphone Arrays.
  • Digital Design and Embedded systems, especially Embedded Automatic Test and Control Systems and Embedded Audio Systems.

Accepting applications from PhD students

Connect with Aimee

Email: aimee_jihui.zhang@soton.ac.uk

Address: B13, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

Doctor Alan Sanderson

Senior Teaching Fellow-Audiology

Connect with Alan

Professor Anna Barney

Associate Vice-President (Education)

Connect with Anna

Email: ab3@soton.ac.uk

Address: B13, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

Professor David Simpson

Prof of Biomedical Signal Processing

Research interests

  • His research interests are in biomedical signal processing with applications in neurophysiology and cardio-vascular and cerebro-vascular control. Specific topics are:
  • Blood flow control in the brain (how does the brain regulate is own blood supply and how to detect impairment of this function).

Accepting applications from PhD students

Connect with David

Email: ds@isvr.soton.ac.uk

Address: B13, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

Mrs Emma Mackenzie

Principal Teaching Fellow

Research interests

  • Emma is interested in the fitting and verification of hearing aids.

Connect with Emma

Email: ep@isvr.soton.ac.uk

Address: B13, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

My research focuses on the use of active control technologies to enhance the performance of systems in terms of their sound and vibration characteristics.
Associate Professor
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