Expertise: Digital Speech/Audio Processing and Computational Intelligence
Dr. Squartini has been working for a long time in the Digital Speech/Audio Processing research field. Jointly with his collaborators at 3MediaLabs, he has provided original contributions in the audio quality enhancement sub-field, with different algorithms for various applications scenarios, like noise reduction, dereverberation, source separation, speaker diarization, acoustic echo/feedback cancellation. In particular, in the last years his research work has been focused on the development of innovative Automatic Speech/Speaker Recognition solutions robust to real environmental mismatches and also able to operate in real-time. A certain attention has been also paid to the algorithm implementation on embedded platforms, thanks to the active participation into the European University Program of the Texas Instruments (TI) and the material donations received in the last three years by TI itself. Moreover, since the start of his career, Dr. Squartini has provided significant research outcomes in Computational Intelligence (both in terms of Optimization Algorithms and Neural Networks Architectures), with applications in the Audio Processing field and more recently in the optimal Energy Management one.
Stefano Squartini (Member IEEE/ISCA/AES) was born in Ancona, Italy, on March 1976. He got the Italian Laurea with honors in electronic engineering at Università Politecnica delle Marche (UnivPM), Italy, in 2002. He got his PhD student at UnivPM on November 2005. He worked also as PostDoc at UnivPM from June 2006 to November 2007, when he joined the Department of Information Engineering as Assistant Professor in Circuit Theory.