Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas
POST DOC RESEARCHER
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Research Interests

I am interested in many areas of signal processing for speech, audio and acoustics. My doctoral studies took me in the direction of speech modelling with particular reference to using the fundamental glottal period for speech analysis. As a postdoctoral researcher working in the EU FP7 SCENIC project I moved towards multichannel acoustic signal processing for environment-aware audio systems. I have a continuing interest in:

  • Spatial audio capture and reproduction
  • Fourier acoustics
  • Beamforming
  • Acoustic echo cancellation
  • Blind and supervised channel identification
  • Dereverberation
  • Channel equalization
  • Voice source modelling

Background

Education

  • PhD in Speech Processing, Communications and Signal Processing Research Group, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London, UK, 2010. Thesis, "Glottal-Synchronous Speech Processing".
  • MEng in Electical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London, UK, 2006. Thesis, "A Novel Loudspeaker Equalizer".

Career

Professional Activities

  • Peer review of most signal processing conferences and journals.
  • Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society since 2006.

Social Activities

  • Playing the piano and guitar
  • Automotive repair (welding, machining, sheet metalwork, refinishing).
  • Precision engineering with metals and plastics
  • Photography
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    Contact Info

    E-mail: markth--at--microsoft--dot--com
    Postal Mail: Mark Thomas (99/3863), Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond WA, 98052-6399, USA
    Tel: +1 (425) 703-6740
    Fax: +1 (425) 936-7329 (This is the main Microsoft FAX number so make sure to send documents to my attention)