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Dr. Naomi Harte

Assoc Prof. in Digital Media Systems (Electronic & Elect. Engineering)

Dr. Harte is an Assistant Professor in Digital Media Systems in the School of Engineering. She was appointed as an SFI Engineering Initiative Lecturer in Digital Media in 2008. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Harte worked in high-tech start-ups in the field of DSP Systems Development, including her own company founded in 2002. She also previously worked in McMaster University in Canada. Dr. Harte's specialist area is Human Speech Communication. Her industrial background brings a real-world approach to her research. Her work involves the design and application of mathematical algorithms to enhance or augment speech communication between humans and technology. Since her appointment, she has established a strong international reputation in the speech processing community. Dr. Harte's research simultaneously represents academic excellence and industrial relevance. She has published over 60 peer reviewed papers in her specialist areas. For the past two years, Dr. Harte has been involved in a major collaboration with Google Chrome and YouTube, leading to multiple patent applications and publications.
  Audio-visual speech processing   Birdsong Analysis   Emotion in Speech   Human-Computer Interaction   Information/Communication Systems   Multimedia   Signal Processing   Speaker Recognition   SPEECH   Speech Biometrics   Speech processing/technology   Speech Quality   SPEECH RECOGNITION
 Dynamic Visual Features and Improved Audio-Visual Fusion for Automatic Speech Recognition
 Robust Speaker Verification
 Audio-Visual Fusion for Human Computer Interaction.
 Speech Quality for VoIP
 Advanced Metrics for Audio-Visual Signal Quality in Internet Communications

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. TCD Representative to MIDAS (MicroElectronics Design Association of Ireland) . Irish representative to the EU COST Action 2101 entitled "Biometrics for Identity Documents and Smart cards" . Irish representative to the EU COST Action IC1006 Integrating Biometrics and Forensics for the Digital Age . ICT Evaluator for FP6 ICT Call FP6-2004-SME-COOP in Co-operative research (Research involving SMEs, Universities and research organisations). Acted as Group Rapporteur. . Expert Evaluator for FP7 Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1 in Transnational cooperation between regional research-driven clusters (Feb & March 2012)
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IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) EURASIP (European Association for Signal Processing)
Wissam A. Jassim and Naomi Harte, Voice Activity Detection Using Neurograms, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 15-20 April 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Cullen, A. and Harte, N., A longitudinal database of Irish political speech with annotations of speaker ability, Language Resources and Evaluation, 52, (2), 2018, p401-432 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cullen, A. and Hines, A. and Harte, N., Perception and prediction of speaker appeal â€" A single speaker study, Computer Speech and Language, 52, 2018, p23-40 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Reilly, C. and Analuddin, K. and Kelly, D.J. and Harte, N., Measuring vocal difference in bird population pairs, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143, (3), 2018, p1658-1671 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Roddy, M. and Harte, N., Detecting conversational gaze aversion using unsupervised learning, 2017-January, (8081172), 2017, pp76-80 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Reilly, C. and Kokuer, M. and Jancovic, P. and Drennan, R. and Harte, N., Automatic frequency feature extraction for bird species delimitation, 2017-January, (8081511), 2017, pp1759-1763 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sloan, C. and Harte, N. and Kelly, D. and Kokaram, A.C. and Hines, A., Objective Assessment of Perceptual Audio Quality Using ViSQOLAudio, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 63, (4), 2017, p693-705 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jassim, W.A. and Paramesran, R. and Harte, N., Speech emotion classification using combined neurogram and INTERSPEECH 2010 paralinguistic challenge features, IET Signal Processing, 11, (5), 2017, p587-595 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Reilly C, Marples N.M, Kelly D.J, Harte N, YIN-bird: Improved pitch tracking for bird vocalisations, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, 2016, 08-12-September-2016, 2016, pp2641 - 2645, Notes: [Export Date: 21 February 2017], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Sloan C, Harte N, Kelly D, Kokaram A.C, Hines A, Bitrate classification of twice-encoded audio using objective quality features, 2016 8th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience, QoMEX 2016, 2016, 2016, pp7498956-, Notes: [Export Date: 21 February 2017], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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British Telecom Research Scholarship 1997-1999
IEE Leslie H. Paddle Scholarship 1995-1998
Glen Dimplex British Council Chevening Scholarship 1995-1996
Awarded a Gold Medal for Distinction in Engineering upon graduation. 1995
Maurice F. Fitzgerald Prize - first overall in the Engineering Faculty in the Degree exams. 1995
David Clark Prize - first place in the Microelectronic and Electrical Engineering Degree exams. 1995