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Dr. Naomi Harte

Assistant 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)
Harte N, Gillen E, Hines A, TCD-VoIP, a research database of degraded speech for assessing quality in VoIP applications, 7th International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience, QoMEX 2015, 26-29 May 2015 , IEEE, 2015, 7148100-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hines A, Skoglund J, Kokaram A.C, Harte N, ViSQOL: an objective speech quality model, Eurasip Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, 2015, (1), 2015, p13-, Notes: [Export Date: 27 August 2015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Harte N, Gillen E, TCD-TIMIT: An audio-visual corpus of continuous speech, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 17, (5), 2015, p603 - 615, Notes: [Export Date: 27 August 2015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Hines A, Gillen E, Kelly D, Skoglund J, Kokaram A, Harte N, ViSQOLAudio: An objective audio quality metric for low bitrate codecs, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, (6), 2015, pEL449 - EL455, Notes: [Export Date: 27 August 2015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Cullen, Ailbhe, Hines, Andrew and Harte, Naomi, Building a Database of Political Speech - Does culture matter in charisma annotations? , 1 4th International Workshop on Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge, AVEC 2014, AVEC'14: 4th International Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge and Workshop., Orlando, FL., 2014, pp27 - 31, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Finnian Kelly, Rahim Saeidi, Naomi Harte, David van Leeuwen, Effect of long-term ageing on i-vector speaker verification, Computer Speech & Language, InterSpeech, Singapore, 2014, pp1068 - 1084, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Andrew Hines, Eoin Gillen, Jan Skoglund, Damien Kelly, Anil Kokaram and Naomi Harte, Perceived Audio Quality for Streaming Stereo Music. , ACM Multimedia, Orlando, FL, USA, 2014, pp1173 - 1176, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Pitie, F., Kelly, D., Foucu, T., Harte, N., Kokaram, A. , Assessment of Audio/Video synchronisation in streaming media, 2014 6th International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience, QoMEX 2014, 2014 6th International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience, QoMEX 2014, 2014, pp171-176 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kelly, Finnian and Harte, Naomi in, editor(s)Michael Fairhurst , Age Factors in Biometric Processing, IET, 2013, [Kelly, Finnian and Harte, Naomi], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
A Hines, J Skoglund, A Kokaram, N Harte, Robustness of speech quality metrics to background noise and network degradations: Comparing ViSQOL, PESQ and POLQA, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Vancouver, Canada, 2013, pp3697 - 3701, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

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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