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Enrique A. Lopez-Poveda, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Salamanca, Director of the Auditory Computation and Psychoacoustics Laboratory of the Neuroscience Institute of Castilla y León, and theDirector of the Audiology Diploma of the University of Salamanca. He received a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Salamanca in 1993 and a Ph.D. in hearing sciences from Loughborough University in 1996. He was Associate Professor ofMedical Physics at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (1998-2003), and aRamón y Cajal Research Fellow (2003-2008) at the University of Salamanca. He has been on the faculty at Salamanca since 2008, and invited research scientist at the University of Minnesota (2010) and Duke University (2014). He is a fellow of Institute of Advanced Studiesof Loughborough University (UK) and the University of Oldenburg (Germany).His current research interests include (1) understanding and modeling cochlear compression; (2) understanding the roles of olivocochlear efferents in hearing; (3) reinstating the effects and benefits of olivocochlear efferents to the users of hearing aids and cochlear implants; and (4) understanding the factors behind the wide variability in outcomes across hearing-aid and cochlear-implant users. He has been the principal investigator for 19scientific research projects, and a consultant in two projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. He has authored over 75 papers, one book and three patents on a variety of topics in hearing science.He is (or has been) editor of two books, a member of the editorial board of Trends in Hearing (since 2014), and an associate editor of Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2012-2015). He is the recipient of the Medal of the Cross to the Naval Merit from the Spanish Navy, the Salamanca Ambassador award from Salamanca Convention Bureau, andthe Distinguished Alumnus award from the University of Salamanca Alumni. He was elected Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (2009),of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology (2015)


Why do I hear but not understand? Factors hindering the intelligibility of speech in noise.

Francesco Avallone obtained the PhD from the University of Naples “Federico II” in 2015. He joined Delft University of Technology as PostDoc and in 2017 he started working as Assistant Professor. He has worked on many aeroacoustics topics covering all the aspects from the fundamental understanding of the physical mechanisms to the development of novel noise reduction technologies up to their validation at full scale. He has worked in several national, EU and industrial projects and he has co-authored more than 100 papers.
Future Smart Cities will be characterized by flying vehicles, electric cars and local energy harvesting technologies. These technologies will change the noise perception within the city. We will be exposed to different types of noise sources that will propagate in complex environments with different background noise than today and that will be perceived differently by the population. In this keynote, I will present my view on the future challenges that the acoustic and aeroacoustics community will face in the next future.

Delft University of Technology – TU Delft

Acoustics Challenges in Future Smart Cities

R. Coelho holds a Ph.D. degree from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Télécom Paris) France, 1995, and an M.Sc. degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil, 1991, both in electrical engineering. She joined the Military Institute of Engineering (IME) of Rio de Janeiro in2002 and is currently an associate professor of the Electrical Engineering Department. Prof. Coelho founded and heads the Laboratory of Acoustic Signal Processing (LASP) at IME. Prof. Coelho is a Senior Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE-SPS) and Affiliate Member of the Technical Committee Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing. Since 2018, she serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. She also served as an editorial board member of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials from 2000-2007. In 2003, she received the University Research Program prize and grant award from CISCO/USA. Since 2011, Prof. Coelho holds a US patent of an automatic speaker recognition method based on a new speech feature and a stochastic model for speaker classification. Her current research interests include acoustic signal processing, speech enhancement, intelligibility measures, acoustic masks, noise and reverberation detection, source localization in urban acoustic scenes, and wireless acoustic sensor networks.

IME (Instituto Militar de Engenharia)

Acoustic Masking Effects and the Impact on Quality and Intelligibility: Trends and Solutions

Prof. Tapio Lokki was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1971. He has studied acoustics, audio signal processing, and computer science at the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) and received an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1997 and a D.Sc.(Tech.) degree in computer science and engineering in 2002. Then he continued at TKK as a lecturing researcher teaching virtual reality and making research on virtual auditory environments. At 2007 he was appointed as an Academy Research Fellow, which is highly competed independent research position in Finland, for a period of five years. At present Dr. Lokki is an Associate Professor (tenured) with the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics at Aalto University, where he leads the virtual acoustics team. The passion of Prof. Lokki is to understand how rooms modify sound that we hear. To pursue the encompassing understanding of room acoustics, his team is investigating auralization, spatial sound reproduction, binaural technology, and novel objective and subjective evaluation methods, as well as physically-based room acoustics modeling methods. Particularly, the interest has been in concert halls, in which the team has developed new measurement techniques, analysis methods for spatial impulse responses, and sensory evaluation methods to understand the perceptual differences between concert halls. Furthermore, Prof. Lokki has been continuing a long-term research on augmented reality audio and novel hearing protection devices. Recent novel research areas of the virtual acoustics team are hearing in noisy and reverberant spaces as well as bio-based absorption materials. Prof. Lokki has published over 70 journal articles and over 150 conference papers. He has been awarded by the International Commission of Acoustics (ICA Early Career Award 2013), the Audio Engineering Society (Fellow 2017), the Academy of Finland Award on social impact (2011). Prof. Lokki is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, a fellow of the Audio Engineering Society, and a honorary member of the Acoustical Society of Finland.


Spatial room impulse responses - measurements, analysis and auralization