Interactive Systems Design Lab (ISDL). Led by Professor Les Atlas

Congratulations to Scott Wisdom and Tommy Powers for receiving the

**from the 2017 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics for:**__Best student paper award__**S. Wisdom, T. Powers, J. Pitton, L. Atlas, "Deep Recurrent NMF for Speech Separation by Unfolding Iterative Thresholding," Proc. IEEE WASPAA, New Paltz, New York, October 2017.**

Our lab is best known for initiating these key concepts:

**Convolutional neural networks**(Atlas, L., Homma, T., and Marks, R., “An Artificial Neural Network for Spatio-Temporal Bipolar Patterns: Application to Phoneme Classification,”*Proc. NIPS*, 1987 and L.E. Atlas, T. Homma, R.J. Marks: "A Neural Network Model for Vowel Classification," Proc. IEEE-ICASSP, Dallas, 1987.)

**Zhao-Atlas-Marks (Cone kernel) time-frequency distribution**(e.g. Zhao, Y., Atlas, L., and Marks., R., "The Use of Cone-Shaped Kernels for Generalized Time-Frequency Representations of Nonstationary Signals,"*IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing*38, pp. 1084-1091, 1990).

**Joint acoustic and modulation frequency analysis and filtering**(e.g. Atlas, L. and Shamma, S., "Joint Acoustic and Modulation Frequency,"*EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing*, 2003.)