Oct, 2019

Brayda Luca - New speaker

Luca Giulio Brayda obtained his Master of Science in Computer Science Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 2003, studying environmental robustness for automatic speech recognition. His Master Thesis was done in collaboration with the Panasonic Speech Technology Laboratory of Santa Barbara, CA, USA. He also obtained a DEA (diplôme d études approfondies) in Information Technology in 2003. In April 2007 he got his PhD, with the label of Doctor Europaeus, from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, working in the Multimedia Department of the Eurecom Institute with Prof.Wellekens. During his PhD he developed new algorithms to exploit the multi-channel audio signal coming from a microphone array and improve performance of Hidden Markov Model-based speech recognizer thanks to a multiple feedback mechanism. Part of his doctorate was spent at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (formerly: ITC-IRST), Trento, Italy, where he worked on calibration and signal analysis with microphone arrays in noisy and reverberant environments. From 2007 to 2008 he worked at the Centro Supercalcolo Piemonte, Turin, where he joined the OmegaBox Mediacenter project, aiming to create a Linux-based versatile hardware-software platform for public information and entertainment.

Currently, he holds a Team Leader position at the Italian Institute of Technology, in the Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences dept. He has worked in telerobotics and social robotics, with specific emphasis on human-machine interfaces exploiting virtual reality or limited visual feedback. Currently he is working on haptics, cognitive mapping and sensory substitution interfaces, aimed at providing spatial knowledge to visually impaired and blind users with touch. He is coordinator of the FP7 EU STREP project BLINDPAD (www.blindpad.eu), starting at beginning 2014, aimed at the construction and field test of a touch-based personal assistive device for visually impaired users, mainly focussing on the accessibility of graphic and iconic information.

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