Faculty

Mounya Elhilali

Charles Renn Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor

Primary Appointment: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Research Interests:

  • Systems neuroscience
  • Sound processing in complex environments
  • Auditory scene analysis
  • Neuromorphic engineering

Mounya Elhilali received her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2004. She directs the Laboratory for Computational Audio Perception, and is affiliated with the Center for Speech and Language Processing. Her research examines the neural and computational bases of sound and speech perception in complex acoustic environments, with a focus on robust representation of sensory information in noisy soundscapes, problems of auditory scene analysis and segregation as well as the role of top-down adaptive processes of attention, expectations and contextual information in guiding sound perception.

Secondary Appointment: Center for Language and Speech Processing

Awards and Honors

2017: Elected to the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee

2012: Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

2009: National Science Foundation (NSF) early career award

Journal Articles
  • Patil K, Elhilali M (2015).  Biomimetic spectro-temporal features for music instrument recognition in isolated notes and solo phrases.  Eurasip Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing.  2015(1).
  • Carlin MA, Elhilali M (2015).  A Framework for Speech Activity Detection Using Adaptive Auditory Receptive Fields.  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing.  23(12).
  • Chakrabarty D, Elhilali M (2015).  Exploring the role of temporal dynamics in acoustic scene classification.  2015 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2015.
  • Emmanouilidou D, McCollum ED, Park DE, Elhilali M (2015).  Adaptive Noise Suppression of Pediatric Lung Auscultations with Real Applications to Noisy Clinical Settings in Developing Countries.  IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.  62(9).
  • Carlin MA, Elhilali M (2015).  Modeling attention-driven plasticity in auditory cortical receptive fields.  Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.  9(AUGUST).
  • Carlin MA, Elhilali M (2015).  Modeling attention-driven plasticity in auditory cortical receptive fields.  Frontiers in computational neuroscience.  9,.  doi: 10.3389/fncom.2015.00106.
  • Sell G, Suied C, Elhilali M, Shamma S (2015).  Perceptual susceptibility to acoustic manipulations in speaker discrimination.  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  137(2).  911-922.
  • Patil K, Elhilali M (2015).  Biomimetic spectro-temporal features for music instrument recognition in isolated notes and solo phrases.  EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing.  27(1).  1-13.
  • Carlin M, Elhilali M (2015).  A framework for speech activity detection using adaptive auditory receptive fields.  IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing.  23(12).  2422 - 2433.
  • Emmanouilidou D, McCollum ED, Park DE, Elhilali M (2015).  Adaptive noise suppression of pediatric lung auscultations with real applications to noisy clinical settings in developing countries.  IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.  62(9).  2279-2288.
  • Chakrabarty D, Elhilali M (2015).  Modeling goal-directed attention in tone sequences using a weighted Kalman filter.  2015 49th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2015.
  • Bellur A, Elhilali M (2015).  Detection of speech tokens in noise using adaptive spectrotemporal receptive fields.  2015 49th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2015.
  • Sell G, Suied C, Elhilali M, Shamma S (2015).  Perceptual susceptibility to acoustic manipulations in speaker discrimination.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  137(2).
Other Publications
Conference Proceedings
  • Chakrabarty D, Elhilali M (2015).  Modeling goal-directed attention in tone sequences using a weighted Kalman filter.  2015 49th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS).  doi: 10.1109/CISS.2015.7086829.
  • Chakrabarty D, Elhilali M (2015).  Exploring the role of temporal dynamics in acoustic scene classification.  2015 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA).  1-5.
  • Bellur A, Elhilali M (2015).  Detection of speech tokens in noise using adaptive spectrotemporal receptive fields.  2015 49th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS).  doi: 10.1109/CISS.2015.7086834.
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