I am a Lecturer (Assistant Prof. equivalent) in Computer Science at the University of Southampton since Feb’ 2020. I am the Cohort Lead and Embedded AI Theme Lead for the MINDS CDT. I am a Senior Member of the IEEE, an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing, and serve as an associate editor of the EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing.
Prior to joining the University of Southampton, I was awarded an EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to advance my work on “Acoustic Signal Processing and Scene Analysis for Socially Assistive Robots”, hosted at Imperial College London, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, between Jan’ 2017 – Dec’ 2019. My fellowship followed a position as a Research Associate at Imperial College on the EU Framework Programme (FP) 7 project “Embodied Audition for RobotS” between Apr’ 2014 – Dec’ 2016.
Between 2010 – 2014, I worked as a Systems Engineer at Selex ES, Edinburgh, where I was responsible for the research and development of novel target tracking solutions for RADAR for applied research projects worked on applied research projects. In 2012, I was promoted to Senior Systems Engineer and became the lead engineer for target tracking, responsible for a small team of engineers working on two international, commercial programmes.
I completed my PhD on blind speech dereverberation using sequential Monte Carlo approaches with Dr James R. Hopgood within the Institute for Digital Communications at the University of Edinburgh in 2010. After my PhD I worked until September 2010 as a named Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh, researching novel approaches for joint speech dereverberation and speaker localisation, within the University Defence Research Collaboration (UDRC) funded by the Ministry of Defence.