Hear, hear: speech and audio book published

Cover of book speech and audio processing

Professor Ian McLoughlin has published a new book Speech and Audio Processing: A MATLAB-based Approach, which promises to be one of the few books to provide a practical hands-on approach in this area.

Professor McLoughlin, Head of School at Medway said: “With the increasingly rapid worldwide adoption of smartphones and the popularity of streaming music services and speech interaction through systems like Siri, Google Now and Cortana, the Speech and Audio research field has seen exponential growth over recent years. This book takes a hands-on and fun approach to getting readers quickly up to speed with the latest techniques in those fields.”

The book is Professor McLoughlin’s second book with Cambridge University press and is available to buy from Amazon from 21 July 2016. He has worked with speech and audio for almost three decades in both industry and academia, creating signal processing systems for speech compression, enhancement and analysis, authoring over 200 publications in this domain. Professor McLoughlin pioneered Bionic Voice research, invented super-audible silent speech technology and was the first to apply the power of deep neural networks to machine hearing, endowing computers with the ability to comprehend a diverse range of sounds.