Friday, April 26, 2024 03:00PM

Date: Friday, April 26, 2024

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Centergy Building 5126. The associated zoom link is:

Speaker: Sunil Shukla

Speakers' Title: Harman Automotive Division Distinguished Engineer

Seminar Title: Audio Signal Processing Applications for the Smart Automobile

Abstract: People spend a significant part of their lives in vehicles for various reasons including daily commutes, family trips, and business trips. There is a high demand for signal processing applications providing safety, assistance, entertainment, and relaxation, which is further amplified as the industry moves towards autonomous vehicles. However, the demand for signal processing for the automotive environment creates unique challenges due to the fact that a vehicle cabin is an inherently harsh environment. The cabin moves at varying speeds, experiences varying engine and road noises mixed with audio signals, which reverberate unpredictably as they interact with different types of cabin material. This seminar provides an overview of the challenges presented by the automotive environment as well as insight into some of the existing and future audio signal processing solutions.

Bio: Sunil Shukla is an audio and DSP professional with 20+ years of experience in academic research and industry focusing on a range of topics including speech synthesis, voice enhancement, 3D Audio, Noice Cancellation, and other audio technologies. Currently he is the Global DSP Architect and Distinguished Engineer at the Harman Automotive Division. Previously, he has served in technical and business roles ranging from engineering to marketing for audio, voice, and speech technologies at Intel, DTS, Knowles, and Visteon.