Prof. Dr. Simon Doclo received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in applied sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1997 and 2003. From 2003 to 2007 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Research Foundation – Flanders at the Electrical Engineering Department (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and the Cognitive Systems Laboratory (McMaster University, Canada). From 2007 to 2009 he was a Principal Scientist with NXP Semiconductors at the Sound and Acoustics Group in Leuven, Belgium. Since 2009 he is the head of the Signal Processing Group at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and scientific advisor for the project group Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology. His research activities center around signal processing for acoustical and biomedical applications, more specifically microphone array processing, active noise control, acoustic sensor networks and hearing aid processing.
Prof. Doclo received the Master Thesis Award of the Royal Flemish Society of Engineers in 1997 (with Erik De Clippel), the Best Student Paper Award at the International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control in 2001, the EURASIP Signal Processing Best Paper Award in 2003 (with Marc Moonen) and the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2008 Best Paper Award (with Jingdong Chen, Jacob Benesty, Arden Huang). He is member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing, the EURASIP Special Area Team on Acoustic, Speech and Music Signal Processing and the EAA Technical Committee on Audio Signal Processing. He was secretary of the IEEE Benelux Signal Processing Chapter (1998-2002) and Technical Program Chair for the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA) in 2013. Prof. Doclo served as guest editor for several special issues (IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Elsevier Signal Processing) and is associate editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing and EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing.
- Signal processing for acoustical and biomedical applications
- Microphone array processing for signal enhancement, source separation, sound localisation, echo and feedback suppression
- Distributed and cooperative processing for acoustic sensor networks
- Computational auditory scene analysis
- Application to hearing aids, cochlear implants and assistive listening devices
- IEEE Signal Processing Society 2008 Best Paper Award, for the paper "New Insights Into the Noise Reduction Wiener Filter," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 1218-1234, Jul. 2006 (with Jingdong Chen, Jacob Benesty, Arden Huang)
- EURASIP Signal Processing Best Paper Award 2003, for the paper "Design of far-field and near-field broadband beamformers using eigenfilters," Signal Processing, vol. 83, no. 12, pp. 2641-2673, Dec. 2003 (with Marc Moonen)
- Best Student Paper Award International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control 2001, for the paper "Combined frequency-domain dereverberation and noise reduction technique for multi-microphone speech enhancement" (with Marc Moonen)
- Master Thesis Award 1997 of the Royal Flemish Society of Engineers for M.Sc. thesis "Enhancement of speech intelligibility in hearing aids by adaptive noise suppression in real time" (with Erik De Clippel)