Hamid Reza Abutalebi

Personal Information

Education

Research Interests

Teaching Experiences

Supervised Theses

Professional Experiences

Honors

Publications

 

 

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Yazd University

Yazd, Iran

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Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: June 25, 1973
  • Phone: +98 (351) 812-2396
  • Fax: +98 (351) 820-0144
  • Email Address: habutalebi -at- yazduni.ac.ir
  • Postal Address: Speech Processing Research Lab (SPRL),
    Electrical and Computer Eng. Dept., Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

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Education

Title of Thesis: “Pitch Determination of Speech and its Application in LPC Vocoders”

Supervisor: Dr. Kambiz Nayebi.

Title of Thesis: “Studying on and Implementing a Proper Farsi Speech Synthesizer”

Supervisor: Prof. Mahmood Tebyani. 

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Communication Systems), Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, July 2003, (GPA = 18.1/20, Thesis: 19.75/20 (Excellent Degree)).

Title of Thesis: “Speech Enhancement using Hybrid Methods and Subband Processing”

Supervisor: Dr. Hamid Sheikhzadeh, Dr. Hassan Aghaeenia.

Advisor: Dr. Hossein Sameti. 

  • Visiting Ph.D. Student: Electrical and Computer Eng. Dept., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, March 2002-February 2003.

Supervisor: Dr. George H. Freeman.

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Research Interests

  • Signal Processing:

o        Array Signal Processing, Adaptive Signal Processing, Time-Frequency Analysis, Wavelets

  • Various Topics in Speech Processing:

o        Speech Analysis

o        Speech Enhancement

o        Microphone Arrays

o        Speech Source Localization

o        Robust Speech Recognition

o        Speech Synthesis

o        Prosody

o        Text-to-Speech (TTS) Systems

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Teaching Experiences

Taught the following undergraduate/graduate courses:

A. Undergraduate Courses

  1. Signals and Systems
  2. Communication-I
  3. Filter and Circuit Synthesis
  4. Fundamentals of Electrical Eng.-I

B. Graduate Courses

  1. Digital Signal Processing
  2. Speech Processing
  3. Adaptive Filters
  4. Special Topics in Speech Processing (Array-based and Adaptive Speech Processing)

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Supervised Theses

  • A. Mahmoodzadeh, “Extension of feature-based methods for speech separation,” PhD Thesis, Yazd University, 2007-2013. (Co-supervision with Prof. H. Soltanianzadeh)

  •  A. Dehghan, “Extention and improvement of the methods for the localization of multiple simultaneous speech sources,” PhD Thesis, Yazd University, started Sept. 2009.

  • H. Momeni, “Speech enhancement using statistical spectral estimation approach,” PhD Thesis, Yazd University, started Sept. 2009.

  • A.. Alibeiki, “Multi-channel speech enhancement using frequency domain estimation-based methods,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, Started Sept. 2013.

  • S. Eskandari, “TDOA-based methods for sound source localization using ad-hoc microphone arrays,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, Started Sept. 2013.

  • H.. Ghanaatpisheh, Sound source localization using ad-hoc acoustic sensor networks,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2012-2013.

  • S. H. Yazdani, Beamforming in ad-hoc acoustic sensor networks,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2012-2013.

  • E. Shahzeidy, “Eigen-analysis approach for acoustic source localization,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2012-2013.

  • M. Azadi, “Application of BSS methods for the localization of multiple sound sources,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2011-2013.

  • M. Kargarian, “Speech enhancement using non-Gaussian prior,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2010-2012.

  • M. Banitalebi, “Compressive sampling-based speech source localization,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2010-2011.

  • E. Emami, “Examination of speech sparsity for application in speech enhancement,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2010-2011.

  • H. Heli, “Localization of multiple simultaneous speakers,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2009-2011.

  • P. Khayeri, “Speech enhancement using super-directive beamformer and post-filter,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2009-2011.

  • M. Rashidinejad, “Joint denosing and dereverberation of speech signals based on Laplacian prior,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2009-2011.

  • Dehghan, “Improving the performance of speech source localizers in real-life situations,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2008-2009.

  • T. Zare, “Speech enhancement using generalized sideloble cancellers,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2007-2009.

  • B. Dashtbozorg, “Hybrid and multi-microphone methods for speech dereverberation,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2007-2009.

  • H. Momenzadeh, “Speaker localization using microphone arrays,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2006-2007.

  • Avokh, “Microphone array speech enhancement,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2006-2007.

  • F. Faghani, “Speech enhancement in reverberant environments,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2005-2006.

  • F. Sheikhalishahi, “Parameter optimization and performance improvement of wavelet thresholding method for speech enhancement,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2004-2005.

  • M. Pour-Ahmadi, “Multi-channel speech enhancement in real-life situations,” MSc Thesis, Yazd University, 2004-2005.

 

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Professional Experiences

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Yazd University, Sep. 2003-Mar. 2010.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Yazd University, Since Mar. 2010.
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) Member
  • Reviewer for the journals:
    • IEEE Transaction on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
    • IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing
    • IEEE Signal Processing Letters
    • IET Signal Processing
    • Elsevier Digital Signal Processing
    • Iranian Journal on Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Iranian Journal on Science and Technology

  • Visiting Researcher (on sabbatical) at Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland, Oct. 2010-July 2011.

  • Member of Technical Program Committee, Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), 2009- 2014.

  • Member of Permanent Committee, Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Since 2010.

  • Founder and director of Speech Processing Research Lab (SPRL), Electrical and Computer Eng. Dept., Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.

  • Founder and director of Signal Processing Research Group, Engineering Research Center (ERC), Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.

  • Founder of Intelligent Systems Research Institute, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.

  • Project director, “Smart Meeting System: Overall Plan”, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran, Summer 2009. The project was funded by Iran Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC).

  • Advisor, “Speech Recognition Project”, Speech Processing Research Group, CE Dept., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2003-2006.

  • Design and Implementation of “New Methods for Improving the Intelligibility of Noisy Speech”, Research Project, Yazd University, 2004-2005.
  • Visiting Researcher, Speech Processing Research Group, Dspfactory Ltd. (now known as Omni Semiconductor), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, March 2002-February 2003.
  • Design and Implementation of “A Text-to-Speech Conversion System for Farsi Language”, EE Dept., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1997-1999.

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Honors

  • First rank in high school final-exam in Yazd province, (GPA = 19.66/20), June 1991.
  • Ranked 17th in the nation-wide university-entrance exam among 100,000 applicants, July 1991.
  • Ranked 98th among more than 200,000 applicants in the national university-entrance exam, September 1991.
  • First rank in the B.Sc. graduates of the Communication field, Sharif University of Technology, February 1996.
  • First rank in the M.Sc. graduates of the Electrical Eng. Department, Sharif University of Technology, August 1998.
  • First rank in the evaluation of lecturers, Electrical Eng. Dept., Yazd University, 7 Semesters: Spring 1999, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, and Fall 2004.
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Yazd University, 2005
  • Distinguished Researcher, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Yazd University, 2009.
  • Distinguished Academic Member, Yazd University, 2010.

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Publications 

Book Chapter:

  •  H. Sheikhzadeh, H. R. Abutalebi, R. L. Brennan, and G. H. Freeman, Reduction of Diffuse Noise in Mobile and Vehicular Applications,in DSP In-Vehicle and Mobile Systems, (Editors: H. Abut, J. H. L. Hansen, and K. Takeda), Springer, 2005.

Journal Papers:

  • H. Momeni, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Generalization of maximum a posteriori amplitude estimator under speech presence uncertainty for speech enhancement,” Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, 2014.

  • M. Banitalebi Dehkordi, H. R. Abutalebi, M. T. Sadeghi, and J. Kittler, “New compressive sampling-based feature extraction method and its application in audio signal processing,” Signal and Data processing, vol. 19, pp. 57-68, Summer 2013.

  • F. Faghani, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Implementation of hybrid speech dereverberation systems and proposing a dual microphone Farsi database to evaluate speech intelligibility,” Journal of Intelligent Procedures in Electrical Technology, vol. 3, no. 12, Winter 2013.

  • M. Banitalebi Dehkordi, H. R. Abutalebi, and M. R. Taban, “Sound source localization using compressive sensing-based feature extraction and spatial sparsity,” Elsevier Digital Signal Processing, vol. 23, pp. 1239-1246, 2013.

  • A. Mahmoodzadeh, H. R. Abutalebi, H. Soltanian-zadeh, and H. Sheikhzadeh, “Single channel speech separation in modulation frequency domain based on a novel pitch range estimation method,” EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2012.

  • A. Pishravian, M. R. Aghabozorgi, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Application of blind source separation algorithms for speech-music separation, “ Signal and Data processing, vol. 15, pp. 45-54, Winter 2011.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, and H. Momenzadeh, “Performance improvement of TDOA-based speaker joint noisy and reverberant conditions,” EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 13 pages, 2011.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, and B. Dashtbozorg, “Speech dereverberation in noisy environments using an adaptive MMSE estimator,” IET Signal Processing, vol. 5, no.2, pp. 130-137, Mar. 2011.

  • A. Avokh, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Speech enhancement using linearly constrained adaptive constant directivity beamformers,” Elsevier Applied Acoustics, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 262-268, Mar. 2010.

  • F. Sheikhalishahi, H. R. Abutalebi, and M. R. Taban, “Adaptive wavelet thresholding for noisy speech denoising,” Iranian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 58-66, Spring 2009.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, “Studying on speech intelligibility and presenting a hybrid method for intelligibility improvement of noisy speech,” Amirkabir Journal of Science & Technology, vol. 19, no. 69-A, Winter 2008.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, and M. Pourahmadi, “Speech enhancement using the hybrid blind source separator-adaptive noise canceller,” Amirkabir Journal of Science & Technology, vol. 19, no. 68-A, Summer 2008.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, H. Sheikhzadeh, R. L. Brennan, and G. H. Freeman, “A hybrid subband adaptive system for speech enhancement in diffuse noise fields,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 44-47, Jan. 2004.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, H. Sheikhzadeh, R. L. Brennan, and G. H. Freeman, “Speech enhancement using oversampled subband adaptive filters,” Amirkabir Journal of Science & Technology, vol. 14, no. 55-A, pp. 705-719, Summer 2003.

Conference Papers:

  • M. Rashidinejad, and H. R. Abutalebi,  “Speech enhancement using adaptive MMSE estimator under signal presence uncertainty and Laplacian prior,” in Proc. of 6th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), Tehran, Iran, Nov. 2012.

  • A. Mahmoodzadeh, H. R. Abutalebi, H. Soltanianzadeh, and H. Sheikhzadeh, “Binaural speech separation based on the time-frequency binary mask,” in Proc. of 6th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), Tehran, Iran, Nov. 2012.

  • M. Kargarian, and H. R. Abutalebi,  “Minimum mean square error estimation of speech spectral amplitude using super-Gaussian priors,” in Proc. of 6th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), Tehran, Iran, Nov. 2012.

  • T. Zare, M. T. Sadeghi, and H. R. Abutalebi,  “Semi-supervised metric learning using composite kernel,” in Proc. of 6th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), Tehran, Iran, Nov. 2012.

  • A. Dehghan, and H. R. Abutalebi,  “Combination of nested microphone array and subband processing for multiple simultaneous speaker localization,” in Proc. of 6th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), Tehran, Iran, Nov. 2012.

  • P. Khayeri, H. R. Abutalebi, and V. Abootalebi, “A hybrid near-field superdirective GSC and post-filter or speech enhance,” in Proc. of the 20th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Bucharest, Romania, Aug. 2012.

  • E. Emami, H. R. Abutalebi, and V. Abootalebi, “Examination of speech sparsity in different domains,” in Proc. of 20th Iranian Conf. on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2012.

  • E. Emami, H. R. Abutalebi, and V. Abootalebi, “Speech enhancement in DCT domain using voiced/unvoiced-based thresholding,” in Proc. of 20th Iranian Conf. on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2012.

  • A. Mahmoodzadeh, H. Sheikhzadeh, H. R. Abutalebi, and H. Soltanian-zadeh, A hybrid coherent-incoherent method of modulation filtering for single channel speech separation, in Proc. of International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Kyoto, Japan, Mar. 2012.

  • P. Khayeri, H. R. Abutalebi, and V. Abootalebi, “A nested superdirective generalized sidelobe canceller for speech enhancement,” in Proc. of 8th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS), Singapore, Dec. 2011.

  • H. Hajimolahoseini, M. R. Taban, and H. R. Abutalebi, “An online transcription algorithm for query-by-humming applications using extended Kalman filter frequency tracker,” in Proc. of 7th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA), Dubrovnik, Croatia, Sep. 2011.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, H. Heli, D. Korchagin, and H. Bourlard,, A BSS-based approach for localization of simultaneous speakers in reverberant conditions,” in Proc. of the 19th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 2011.

  • D. Korchagin, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Social focus of attention as a time function derived from multimodal signals,” in Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Barcelona, Spain, July 2011.

  • M. Banitalebi, H. R. Abutalebi, and H. Ghanei, “A compressive sensing based compressed neural network for sound source localization,” in Proc. of the CSI International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Signal Processing (AISP), Tehran, Iran, June 2011.

  • M. J. Taghizadeh, P. N. Garner, H. Bourlard, H. R. Abutalebi, and A. Asaei, “An integrated framework for multi-channel multi-source localization and voice activity detection,” in Proc. of the 3rd Joint Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Array (HSCMA), Edinburgh, UK, May 2011.

  • P. Khayeri, H. R. Abutalebi, and V. Abootalebi, “Speech enhancement using hybrid sub-array superdirective beamformer and post-filter,” in Proc. of 19th Iranian Conf. on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2011.

  • D. Jafari-maram, M. R. Aghabozorgi, and H. R. Abutalebi, “An efficient filter bank approach for blind separation of convolved speech mixtures,” in Proc. of 1st International Conference on Communication Engineering (ICCE), Zahedan, Iran, Dec. 2010.

  • A. Mahmoodzadeh, H. R. Abutalebi, H. Soltanianzadeh, and H. Sheikhzadeh, “Determination of pitch range based on onset and offset analysis in modulation frequency domain,” in Proc. of 5th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), Tehran, Iran, Dec. 2010.

  • A. Mahmoodzadeh, H. R. Abutalebi, H. Soltanianzadeh, and H. Sheikhzadeh, “Single channel speech separation with a frame-based pitch range estimation method in modulation frequency,” in Proc. of 5th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), Tehran, Iran, Dec. 2010.

  • M. Rashidinejad, H. R. Abutalebi, and A. A. Tadaion, “Speech enhancement using an improved MMSE estimator with Laplacian prior,” in Proc. of 5th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), Tehran, Iran, Dec. 2010.

  • M. Gholamrezaei, M. R. Aghabozorgi, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Blind separation of speech target sources using ICA in the frequency domain,” in Proc. of 5th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), Tehran, Iran, Dec. 2010.

  • S. Noshadi, H. R. Abutalebi, and V. Abootalebi, “Removing EOG artifacts from EEG signal using adaptive filters,” in Proc. of the 17th Iranian Conference on Bio-Medical Eng. (ICBME), Isfahan, Iran, Nov. 2010.

  • A. Dehghan, and H. R. Abutalebi, “A new region search method based on DOA estimation for speech source localization by SRP-PHAT method,” in Proc. of the 18th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Aalborg, Denmark, Aug. 2010.

  • A. Dehghan, and H. R. Abutalebi, “SRP-ML method for speech source localization,” in Proc. of the 18th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Isfahan, Iran, May 2010.

  • A. Dehghan, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Two new microphone array structures for performance improvement of SRP-PHAT method,” in Proc. of the 18th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Isfahan, Iran, May 2010.

  • T. Zare, H. R. Abutalebi, and M. T. Sadeghi, “Speech enhancement using a hybrid constant directivity beamformer and GSC,” in Proc. of the 18th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Isfahan, Iran, May 2010.

  • B. Dashtbozorg, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Joint noise reduction and dereverberation of speech using hybrid TF-GSC and adaptive MMSE estimator,” in Proc. of Interspeech, Brighton, UK, Sep. 2009.

  • B. Dashtbozorg, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Adaptive MMSE speech spectral amplitude estimator under signal presence uncertainty,” in Proc. of the 17th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Glasgow, Scotland, Aug. 2009.

  • E. Nikmaleki, G. Mirjalily, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Readiness assessment of Ethernet networks for telephony service based on quantity and quality criterions,” in Proc. of ISECS International Colloquium on Computing, Communication, Control, and Management, Sanya, China, Aug. 2009

  • H. Momeni, M. T. Sadeghi, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Accelerating the face recognition systems using hierarchical clustering methods,” in Proc. of the 3rd Joint Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems Congress, Yazd, Iran, July 2009.

  • H. Momeni, M. T. Sadeghi, and H. R. Abutalebi, “A comparative study of hierarchical matching algorithms for face recognition,” in Proc. of the IAPR Conference on Machine Vision Applications (MVA), Yokohama, Japan, May 2009.

  • A. Dehghan, H. R. Abutalebi, and M. R. Aghabozorgi, “Hybrid wavelet thresholding- spectral subtraction for noise reduction from speech,” in Proc. of the 17th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2009.

  • G. Mirjalily, E. Nikmaleki, and H. R. Abutalebi, “An analytical method for assessment of telephony service in Ethernet-based networks,” in Proc. of the 17th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2009.

  • A. Avokh, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Examination of diffuse noise fields in real-life situations,” in Proc. of the 17th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2009.

  • T. Zare, H. R. Abutalebi, and M. T. Sadeghi, “Constant directivity GSC for speech enhancement,” in Proc. of the 17th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2009.

  • B. Dashtbozorg, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Speech dereverberation using a new MMSE-based estimator,” in Proc. of the 17th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2009.

  • A. Pishravian, M. R. Aghabozorgi, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Application of efficient score function estimation in blind speech-music separation, “in Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Signal processing, Beijing, China, Oct. 2008.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, B. Dashtbozorg, and T. Zare, Speech enhancement using hybrid generalized sidelobe canceller and spectral estimator,” in Proc. of the 4th International Symposium on Telecommunication (IST), Tehran, Iran, Aug. 2008.

  • A. Mahmoodzadeh, H. R. Abutalebi, and H. Agahi, “Speech enhancement using a Kalman-based normalized LMS algorithm," in Proc. of the 4th International Symposium on Telecommunication (IST), Tehran, Iran, Aug. 2008.

  • H. Hajimolahoseini, M.R. Taban, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Application of extended Kalman filter frequency tracker in automatic transcription of music signals,” in Proc. of the 4th International Symposium on Telecommunication (IST), Tehran, Iran, Aug. 2008.

  • H. Hajimolahoseini, M.R. Taban, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Improvement of extended Kalman filter frequency tracker for non-stationary harmonic signals,” in Proc. of the 4th International Symposium on Telecommunication (IST), Tehran, Iran, Aug. 2008.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, and B. Dashtbozorg, “Musical noise reduction by processing spectrogram of spectral subtraction output,” in Proc. of the 15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Daejeon, South Korea, Jul. 2008.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, and A. Avokh, “Linearly constrained adaptive constant directivity beam-formers (LCA-CDBs) for speech enhancement,” in Proc. of the 15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Daejeon, South Korea, Jul. 2008.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, and H. Momenzadeh, “An improved method for TDOA-based speech source localization,” in Proc. of the 15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Daejeon, South Korea, Jul. 2008.

  • A. Avokh, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Improving noise reduction capability of constant-directivity-beamformers by applying linear constraints,” in Proc. of the 13th Annual International CSI (Computer Society of Iran) Computer Conference (CSICC), Kish Island, Iran, Mar. 2008.

  • H. Momenzadeh, H. R. Abutalebi, and A. A. Tadaion, “Improving GCC-PHAT method for estimating TDOA in the presence of noise and reverberation,” in Proc. of the 13th Annual International CSI (Computer Society of Iran) Computer Conference (CSICC), Kish Island, Iran, Mar. 2008.

  • F. Sheikhalishahi, H. R. Abutalebi, and M. R. Taban, “Adaptation of wavelet thresholding technique for speech enhancement applications,” in Proc. of the 13th Annual International CSI (Computer Society of Iran) Computer Conference (CSICC), Kish Island, Iran, Mar. 2008.

  • ·         H. R. Abutalebi, and F. Faghani, “Enhancement and intelligibility improvement of reverberated speech using double-microphone methods,” in Proc. of the 15th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2007.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, and F. Faghani, “Dual-microphone speech dereverberation,” in Proc. of the International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications (ISSPA), Sharjah, UAE, Feb. 2007.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, M. Pourahmadi, and M. R. Aghabozorgi, “A new dual-microphone speech enhancement method for oriented noises,” in Proc. of the 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech-ICSLP), Pittsburgh , USA, Sept. 2006.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, and F. Faghani, Farsi DRT Word List for Speech Intelligibility Assessment,” in Proceedings of the 14th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2006.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, M. Pourahmadi, and M. R. Aghabozorgi, Speech Enhancement Using Blind Source Separation Techniques in the Presence of Background Noise,” in Proceedings of the 14th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2006.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, F. Sheikhalishahi, and M. R. Taban, Speech Enhancement in Wavelet Domain by Use of Speech Features,” in Proceedings of the 14th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2006.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, “A hybrid method for improving the intelligibility of noisy speech,” in Proc. of the 3rd International Symposium on Telecommunication (IST), Shiraz, Iran, Sept. 2005.

  • K. R. L. Whyte , H. Sheikhzadeh, R. L. Brennan, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Cpmplexity reduction of partial update oversampled subband adaptive algorithms by selective pruning of polyphase components,” in Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Philadelphia, USA, Apr. 2005.

  • H. Veisi, H. Sameti, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Robust speech recognition using principle component analysis,” in Proc. of the 10th Annual International CSI (Computer Society of Iran) Computer Conference (CSICC), Tehran, Iran, Jan. 2005.

  • G. Mirjalili, F. J. Berhbahani, and H. R. Abutalebi, “Image compression using hybrid wavelet and wavelet-packet transform,” in Proc. of the 3rd Conf. on Machine Vision and Image Processing (MVIP), Tehran, Iran, Feb. 2005.

  • S.M.T. Almodarresi, J. Abdi,M. R. Taban, M. Nakhkash, H. R. Abutalebi, M. Aghabozorgi, A. Heidari, and G. Mirjalili, “An intelligent differential GPS method to increase the accuracy of position,” in Proc. of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Electronics, Control and Signal Processing, Rethymno, Crete Island, Greece, 2004.

  • H. Sheikhzadeh, H. R. Abutalebi, R. L. Brennan, K. R. L. Whyte, and E. Chau, Sequential LMS for low-resource subband adaptive filtering: Oversampled implementation and polyphase analysis,” in Proc. of the 12th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Vienna, Austria, Sept. 2004.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, H. Sheikhzadeh, R. L. Brennan, and G. H. Freeman, “Convergence improvement for oversampled subband adaptive noise and echo cancellation,” in Proc. of the European Conf. on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech), Geneva, Switzerland, Sep. 2003.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, H. Sheikhzadeh, R. L. Brennan, and G. H. Freeman, “Affine projection algorithm for oversampled subband adaptive filters,” in Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Hong Kong, China, Apr. 2003. (Also accepted for presentation in the IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 2003.

  • H. Sheikhzadeh, H. R. Abutalebi, R. L. Brennan, and J. Sollazzo, “Performance limitations of a new subband adaptive system for noise and echo cancellation,” in Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), 2003.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, H. Sheikhzadeh, R. L. Brennan, and G. H. Freeman, “Evaluation of a Hybrid Subband Adaptive System for Noise Reduction in Mobile and Vehicular Applications,” in Proc. Workshop on DSP in Mobile and Vehicular Systems, Nagoya, Japan, April 2003.

  • E. Cornu, H. Sheikhzadeh, R. L. Brennan, H. R. Abutalebi, E. C. Y. Tam, P. Iles, and K. W. Wong, “ETSI AMR-2 VAD: Evaluation and ultra low-resource implementation,” in Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Hong Kong, China, Apr. 2003. (Also accepted for presentation in the IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 2003.)

  • R. L. Brennan, H. R. Abutalebi, and H. Sheikhzadeh, “Adaptive filtering using a highly oversampled weighted overlap-add filterbank in an ultra low-power system,” in Proc. of the 36th Annual Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, vol. 1, pp. 806-810, 2002.

  • H. Sheikhzadeh, and H. R. Abutalebi, “An Improved Wavelet-Based Speech Enhancement System,” in Proc. 7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EuroSpeech), Aalborg, Denmark, Sep. 2001.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, and M. Bijankhan, “Implementation of a Text-to-Speech System for Farsi Language,” in Proc. of the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP), Beijing, China, pp. I-661-664, Oct. 2000.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, and M. Tebyani, “Implementation of a Concatenative Speech Synthesizer for Farsi Language,” in Proceedings of the 7th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, pp.COM-SYS 255-262, May 1999.

  • H. R. Abutalebi, and M. Tebyani, “Pitch Onset Detection from the Laryngogram,” in Proc. of the 4th Annual International CSI (Computer Society of Iran) Computer Conference (CSICC), Tehran, Iran, pp. 182-187, Jan. 1999.

Patents:

H. R. Abutalebi, R. L. Brennan, H. Sheikhzadeh, and D. Sun, “Methods and systems for processing subband signals using adaptive filters,” US Patent no. US7783032B2, Aug. 24, 2010. (Also European Patent no. EP1529282B1, Dec. 27, 2006.)

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