NEWS

Sept. 2016  - I attended EUSIPCO 2016 where Dr. Tobias L. Jensen (Aalborg Universitet), Prof. Toon van Waterschoot (KU Leuven), and I chaired the special session "Fast and Embedded Convex Optimization for Signal Processing" (great attendance!!) and presented our work "Computation Analysis of a Fast Algorithm for High-order Sparse Linear Prediction".

July 2016  - I joined the "Smart Audio and Voice" group at SONOS in Santa Barbara. Very excited to work in such innovative company.

June 2016  - The paper "Computation Analysis of a Fast Algorithm for High-order Sparse Linear Prediction", part of the special session I am co-organizing with Dr. Tobias L. Jensen (Aalborg Universitet) and Prof. Toon van Waterschoot (KU Leuven) at EUSIPCO 2016, was accepted! More details on the special session program will soon be available on the conference website.

May 2016  - I will give a presentation at CORTOPT, Workshop on Convex and Embedded Optimization, on "The Role of Convex Optimization in Sparse Linear Prediction".

May 2016  - My first U.S. patent coauthored with my former colleagues at Broadcom Corp. Multi-Microphone Source Tracking and Noise Suppression was granted!

May 2016  - I am co-organizing CORTOPT, Workshop on Convex and Embedded Optimization, with Dr. Tobias Lindstrøm Jensen and Prof. Søren Holdt Jensen. The aim of the workshop is to present challenges, solutions, and problem formulations within the intersection of convex optimization and the application area of electrical engineering with a focus on real-time solutions. The workshop will be held at Aalborg Universitet, Denmark on August 22-23, 2016.

Feb. 2016  - The final version of "Fast Algorithms for High-Order Sparse Linear Prediction with Applications to Speech Processing" is now available on the Speech Communication / Elsevier / ScienceDirect site [doi | pdf].

Jan. 2016  - Our proposal for the special session "Fast and Embedded Convex Optimization for Signal Processing" with Dr. Tobias L. Jensen (Aalborg Universitet) and Prof. Toon van Waterschoot (KU Leuven) for EUSIPCO 2016 was accepted! The deadline for submitting contributions is Feb. 23rd.

Dec. 2015  - Currently co-organizing a special session on "Fast and Embedded Convex Optimization for Signal Processing" with Dr. Tobias L. Jensen (Aalborg Universitet) and Prof. Toon van Waterschoot (KU Leuven) for EUSIPCO 2016. If interested in contributing, contact me for more information (Deadline: Dec. 15th).

Nov. 2015  - Great news! I accepted an offer from DTS. I will be starting December 7th and work mostly on proprietary audio and speech codec technology. Looking forward to this new adventure working closely with some of the world experts in the field!

Nov. 2015  - I will attend the 6th Annual USC Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival on Nov. 6th (link).

Oct. 2015  - The -almost- final version of "Fast Algorithms for High-Order Sparse Linear Prediction with Applications to Speech Processing" is now available on the Speech Communication / Elsevier / ScienceDirect site [doi].

Aug. 2015  - The C++ and Matlab code for "Fast Algorithms for High-Order Sparse Linear Prediction with Applications to Speech Processing" is now available [code]. This code provides fast algorithms to solve the sparse linear prediction problem using the Douglas-Rachford (DR) and the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM).

Jul. 2015  - "Fast Algorithms for High-Order Sparse Linear Prediction with Applications to Speech Processing", submitted with T. L. Jensen, T. van Waterschoot, and M. G. Christensen to the Elsevier Speech Communication journal "Special Issue on Advances in Sparse Modeling and Low-rank Modeling for Speech Processing" [link] was accepted for publications.

Jun. 2015  - I will attend EUSIPCO 2015 from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4.

Mar. 2015  - I will attend ICASSP 2015 from Apr. 19 to Apr. 24. I will receive the IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award during the IEEE Signal Processing Society Awards Ceremony. This will take place on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, and will be held in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICASSP 2015 venue) starting at 8:00.

Feb. 2015  - I was elevated to the grade of Senior Member of IEEE.

Dec. 2014  - Very exciting news!! I was awarded the IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award [link] for the paper co-authored with Mads Græsbøll Christensen, Manohar N. Murthi, Søren Holdt Jensen, and Marc Moonen "Sparse Linear Prediction and Its Applications to Speech Processing," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 1644-1657, July 2012. [doi | pdf]. I will be presented with the award at the ICASSP 2015 opening ceremony.

Nov. 2014  - I was happy to host a talk from my Ph.D. co-advisor, Prof. Mads Græsbøll Christensen, on his lab work on parametric and statistical methods for speech processing at Beats/Apple HQ in Culver City (link).

Nov. 2014  - I will attend the 5th Annual USC Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival on Nov. 7th (link).

Oct. 2014  - My former colleagues at Broadcom and I submitted a paper at ICASSP 2015 based on our patented work on multi-microphone source tracking and noise suppression titled "A Statistical Framework for Acoustic Scene Analysis Using Gaussian Mixture Models".

Sep. 2014  - I will attend the AES 137th Convention from Oct. 9 to Oct. 12.

Sep. 2014  - Chaired and presented our work on Numerical Auditory Scene Synthesis (NASS) at the special session "Digital Audio Processing for Loudspeakers and Headphones" at EUSIPCO 2014. The program and proceedings are available online: Part 1 and Part 2. Presented our work on computationally constrained design of full-duplex speech enhancement algorithms at IWAENC 2014. Preprints are available in the "Conference Publications" section.

Jul. 2014  - Submitted a paper to the IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop on our work on the design and optimization of robust speech recognition font-end and back-end for distant-talking control of the Beats Pill.

Jul. 2014  - I am officially an Apple Inc. employee! I will, however, retain my title and affiliation with Beats Electronics until further notice.

Jun. 2014  - "A Computationally Constrained Optimization Framework for Implementation and Tuning of Speech Enhancement Systems" was accepted for presentation at IWAENC 2014. A preprint is available in the "Conference Publications" section. See you in the French Riviera!

Jun. 2014  - Our work on Numerical Auditory Scene Synthesis was accepted for publication at the EUSIPCO 2014 (mathematical framework) and 55th AES Conference on Spatial Audio (perceptual evaluation). Preprints are available in the "Conference Publications" section.

May 2014  - My work "Stable 1-norm Error Minimization Based Linear Predictors for Speech Modeling" is one of the top 25 most accessed articles on the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing! (link).

May 2014  - Presented our work on robust echo cancellation at ICASSP and our work on tuning of full-duplex speech enhancement algorithms at HSCMA. Preprints are available in the "Conference Publications" section.

May 2014  - Contributed with Josh Atkins to the Spring 2014 IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee Newsletter with a white paper on "Trends and Perspectives for Signal Processing in Consumer Audio" (link). A pdf version is available in the "Invited Talks" section.

Apr. 2014  - Submitted a paper to INTERSPEECH 2014 on preliminary results of our recent work on robust speech recognition for distant-talking control of music playback devices.

Mar. 2014  - I will attend the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Research Expo 2014 on April 17th (link). I am looking forward to discuss the work of Prof. B. D. Rao on All-Pole Modeling of Speech accounting for Block Sparse Excitation.

Mar. 2014  - Submitted a paper to the 55th AES conference on Spatial Audio on our recent work on the perceptual evaluation of spatial sound reproduction techniques.

Mar. 2014  - "Tuning Methodology for Speech Enhancement Algorithms using a Simulated Conversational Database and Perceptual Objective Measures" was accepted for presentation at HSCMA 2014. A preprint is available in the "Conference Publications" section. See you in Nancy!

Mar. 2014  - The latest contributions from my doctoral work titled "Stable 1-norm Error Minimization Based Linear Predictors for Speech Modeling" was accepted for publications in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Speech, Audio, and Language Processing (link). A preprint is available in the "Journal Publications" section.

Mar. 2014  - Submitted our contribution to the special session I am co-charing at EUSIPCO 2014, "Digital Audio Processing for Loudspeakers and Headphones" (link). The paper introduces a framework, named Numerical Auditory Scene Synthesis (NASS), for the simulation of spatial and timbral cues of a given sound event using an array of loudspeakers.

Mar. 2014  - Submitted a paper on our large scale tuning and optimization methodology for speech enhancement systems at HSCMA 2014.

Feb. 2014  - Submission is now open for the EUSIPCO 2014 special session Josh Atkins and I are chairing, "Digital Audio Processing for Loudspeakers and Headphones". The submission to the special session requires a password (right before the submit button). The password is "lisbon". The deadline is March 6th.

Feb. 2014  - "Robust Acoustic Echo Cancellation in the Short-Time Fourier Transform Domain Using Adaptive Crossband filters" was accepted for presentation at ICASSP 2014. A preprint is available in the "Conference Publications" section. See you in Florence!

Jan. 2014  - Currently recruiting summer interns in the Beats Electronics DSP Research Team in Santa Monica, California. If interested, contact me for more information.

Jan. 2014  - The special session "Digital Audio Processing for Loudspeakers and Headphones" proposed at EUSIPCO 2014 was accepted as a double session with 12 contributions!

Dec. 2013  - I will attend the UCLA 2013 Annual Research Review on December 11th [link].

Dec. 2013  - I am now EURASIP Local Liaison for Southern California [link]. I will soon organize a monthly or bimonthly meeting for networking and discussing of all aspects of signal processing. Stay tuned!

Oct. 2013  - Submitted a paper on our current work on robust echo cancellation for ICASSP 2014.

Oct. 2013  - Presented our work on sparse echo cancellation at WASPAA and our work on automated tuning of noise reduction algorithm at the AES Convention and at the SANE Workshop. Preprints are available in the "Conference Publications" section.

 
 

Daniele Giacobello, Ph.D.

Principal Research Engineer - Smart Audio and Voice

SONOS, Inc.

25 E Mason St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - USA
Phone: +1 (949) 413 - 7230

Email: giacobello@ieee.org
Skype: daniele.giacobello
Twitter: @dgiacobello


Daniele Giacobello received his Laurea (B.Sc.) and Laurea Magistrale (M.Sc.) degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2003 and 2006, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2010. Before joining SONOS, Inc., as Principal Research Engineer, he was with Beats Electronics, LLC, Culver City, CA (now Apple, Inc.), the Office of the CTO at Broadcom Corporation, Irvine, CA, the Department of Electronic Systems at Aalborg University, Asahi-Kasei Corporation, Atsugi, Japan, and Siemens AG, Milan, Italy. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Delft University of Technology, University of Miami, and KU Leuven. He was a recipient of the European Union Marie Curie Doctoral Fellowship and he was awarded the "IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award" for the paper co-authored with M. G. Christensen, M. N. Murthi, S. H. Jensen and M. Moonen "Sparse Linear Prediction and Its Applications to Speech Processing" based on his Ph.D. work. He was also awarded the “Best Information Engineering Thesis Award” by the Milan Engineers Foundation and the “Best Thesis Prize” sponsored by Accenture for his M.Sc. thesis work.

Dr. Giacobello’s research interests include digital signal processing theory and methods with applications to speech and audio signals, in particular sparse representation, statistical modeling, coding, and recognition. He is a reviewer of the Elsevier Signal Processing Journal, the Elsevier Speech Communication Journal, the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Speech, Audio, and Language Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and he is EURASIP Local Liaison for Southern California. Dr. Giacobello has served as a technical program committee member for the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) since 2013 where he organized and co-chaired the special sessions "Digital Audio Processing for Loudspeakers and Headphones" at EUSIPCO 2014 and "Fast and Embedded Convex Optimization for Signal Processing" at EUSIPCO 2016.