Athanasios Mouchtaris

 
Athanasios Mouchtaris

Affiliated Researcher to ICS-FORTH
Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Crete

Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
P.O Box 1385
GR-70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone: +30 2810 391753
Fax: +30 2810 391601
E-mail: mouchtarATics.forth.gr
Home page:http://www.ics.forth.gr/~mouchtar/

Research Interests

His research interests are in the broader area of audio and speech signal processing:

  • Immersive audio environments
  • Spatial audio
  • Audio coding
  • Multichannel audio modeling
  • Speech signal models for synthesis and enhancement and speaker identification

Participation in Research Projects

  • AVID-MODE: Efficient Location-Aware Audio-Visual Delivery of High-Quality to Mobile Devices, €1,323,240, 2009-2013 (Project Coordinator), funded by the European Commission
  • ASPIRE: Collaborative Signal Processing for Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks, €1,250,000, 2006-2009, funded by the European Commission
  • User-Centric Enhancement of Speech in Adverse Noise Conditions with Applications to Speech Communication Systems, €60,000, 2006 – 2007, funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of Greece
  • MUSE: Immersive Audio Rendering and Transmission Technologies, €80,000, 2005 – 2007, funded by the European Commission
  • 3-D Audio Synthesis and Transmission through Wireless Networks for Teleconferencing and Telepresence Applications, €91,500, 2004 –2006, funded by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT) of Greece
 

Short CV

Athanasios Mouchtaris received the Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in 1997 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2003 to 2004 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electrical and Systems Engineering Department of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. From 2004 to 2009 he was a Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete and an Affiliated Researcher in the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH-ICS), Heraklion, Crete. Since 2009 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete, and an Affiliated Researcher in FORTH-ICS. His research interests include signal processing for immersive audio environments, spatial audio rendering, multichannel audio modeling, speech synthesis with emphasis on voice conversion, and speech enhancement. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications in various journal and conference proceedings in these areas. He has received grants from the European Commission and the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology.

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