ECE 537 Speech Processing Fundamentals, Fall 2022¶
Development of an intuitive understanding of speech processing by the auditory system, in three parts. I): The theory of acoustics of speech production, introductory acoustic phonetics, inhomogeneous transmission line theory (and reflectance), room acoustics, the short-time Fourier Transform (and its inverse), and signal processing of speech (LPC, CELP, VQ). II): Psychoacoustics of speech perception, critical bands, masking (JNDs), and the physiology of the auditory pathway (cochlear modeling). III): Information theory entropy, channel capacity, the confusion matrix, state models, EM algorithms, and Bayesian networks. Presentation of classic papers on speech processing and speech perception by student groups.
Pre-Requisites: ECE 310, 401, or equivalent; ECE 313, CS 361, STAT 410 or equivalent; PyTorch
Instructor: Mark Hasegawa-Johnson (jhasegaw)
Teaching Assistant: Dufei Wu (dufeiwu2)
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