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Roberto Togneri

Professor Roberto Togneri

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, School of

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School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
The University of Western Australia (M018)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2535
+61 8 6488 1065
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Prof Roberto Togneri (M’89-SM’04) received the B.E. degree in 1985, and the Ph.D degree in 1989 both from the University of Western Australia. He joined the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at The University of Western Australia in 1988, where he is now currently an Associate Professor.
Prof Togneri is a member of the Signals and Systems Engineering Research Group and heads the Signal and Information Processing Lab. His research activities include signal processing and robust feature extraction of speech signals, statistical and neural network models for speech and speaker recognition, audio-visual recognition and biometrics, and related aspects of communications, information retrieval, and pattern recognition. He has published over 130 refereed journal and conference papers in the areas of signals and information systems, was the chief investigator on two Australian Research Council Discovery Project research grants from 2010 to 2013, and is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Lecture Notes and IEEE Transactions on Speech, Audio and Language Processing from 2011 to 2015.
Key research
Speech and Audio Signal Processing and Enhancement
Spoken Language Systems
Audio-Visual Recognition and Biometrics
I. Naseem, R. Togneri, M. Bennamoun, "Linear Regression for Face Recognition", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 32, No. 11, November 2010, pp. 2106-2112.

R. Togneri, D. Pullella, "An Overview of Speaker Identification: Accuracy and Robustness Issues", IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2nd Quarter 2011, pp. 23-61.

I. Naseem, R. Togneri, M. Bennamoun, "Sparse Representation for Speaker Identification", Proceedings of ICPR2010, August 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 4460-4463.

M. Kuhne, R. Togneri, S. Nordholm, "A Novel Fuzzy Clustering Algorithm using Observation Weighting and Context Information for Reverberant Blind Speech Separation, Signal Processing, Vol. 90, No. 2, February 2010, pp. 653-669.

S. Huda, J. Yearwood, R. Togneri, "A Stochastic version of Expectation Maximization algorithm for better estimation of Hidden Markov Model", Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 30, No. 14, October 2009, pp. 1301-1309.

S. Haque, R. Togneri, A. Zaknich, "Perceptual Features for Automatic Speech Recognition in Noisy Environments", Speech Communication, Vol. 51, No. 1, January 2009, pp 58-75.

A. Davis, S. Nordholm, R. Togneri, "Statistical Voice Activity Detection Using Low Variance Spectrum Estimation and an Adaptive Threshold", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 14, No. 2, March 2006, pp. 412-424.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Programme Chair, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Funding received
ARC DP110103336 "Development of a Three Dimensional Audio-Visual Next Generation Speech Recognition System" $279,000 (2011-2013)
ARC DP1096348 "Robust Speech Recognition in Hostile Environments" $230,000 (2010-2012)
Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Ordinary Member of the Australian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)

Full Member of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
ENSC3015 Signals and Systems
ELEC4404 Signal Processing
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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