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Roberto Togneri

Professor Roberto Togneri

Head of Department/Professor
Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Contact details
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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Roberto Togneri (M89-SM04) received the Ph.D degree in 1989 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. He leads the Signal Processing and Recognition Lab and his research activities in signal processing and pattern recognition include: feature extraction and enhancement of audio signals, statistical and neural network models for speech and speaker recognition, audio-visual recognition and biometrics, and related aspects of language modelling and understanding. He has published over 150 refereed journal and conference papers in the areas of signal processing and recognition, the chief investigator on three Australian Research Council Discovery Project research grants since 2009, and was an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Lecture Notes and IEEE Transactions on Speech, Audio and Language Processing from 2012 to 2016.
Key research
Speech and Audio Enhancement and Recognition
Spoken Language Systems
Audio-Visual Recognition
Biometric Identification
X. Xia, R. Togneri, F. Sohel, D. Huang, "Frame wise dynamic threshold based polyphonic acoustic event detection", Proceedings of InterSpeech2017, August 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.

W. Gao, R. Togneri, V. Sreeram, "A Contrast Function and Algorithm for Blind Separation of Audio Signals", Proceedings of InterSpeech2017, August 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

S. Abidin, R. Togneri, F. Sohel, "Enhanced LBP Texture Features from Time Frequency Representations for Acoustic Scene Classification", Proceedings of ICASSP2017, March 2017, New Orleans, USA

C. Sui, R. Togneri, M. Bennamoun, "A Cascade Gray-Stereo Visual Feature Extraction Method for Visual and Audio-Visual Speech Recognition", Speech Communication, online 23 March 2017.

M.R. Alam, M. Bennamoun, R. Togneri, F. Sohel, "A Joint Deep Boltzmann Machine (jDBM) Model for Person Identification Using Mobile Phone Data", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 19, No. 2, February 2017.

R. Primorac, R. Togneri, M. Bennamoun, F. Sohel, "Audio-Visual Biometric Recognition via Joint Sparse Representations", Proceedings of ICPR2016, December 2016, Cancun, Mexico.

L. White, R. Togneri, W. Liu, M. Bennamoun, "Generating Bags of Words from the Sums of their Word Embeddings", Proceedings of CICLing2016, April 2016, Konya, Turkey.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Head of Department
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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