Computational Acoustics Autumn Webinars: Perception-Based Methods for Spatial Audio

28 October - 28 October 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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The UKAN Computational Acoustics Special Interest Group are pleased to welcome Enzo De Sena (University of Surrey) who will present a talk on perception-based methods for spatial audio. This talk will take place on Zoom. Please sign up via Eventbrite here.


Perception-Based Methods for Spatial Audio

Developments in immersive audio technologies have been evolving in two directions: physically motivated systems and perceptually motivated systems. Physically motivated techniques aim to reproduce a physically accurate approximation of desired sound fields but involve a very high equipment load and sophisticated, computationally intensive algorithms. Perceptually motivated techniques, on the other hand, aim to render only the perceptually relevant aspects of the sound scene by means of modest computational and equipment load. This talk will focus on perceptually motivated techniques, and more specifically in the areas of multichannel audio recording and reproduction, and room acoustics modelling.


Enzo De Sena is a Lecturer at the Institute of Sound Recording at the University of Surrey. He received the M.Sc. (Laurea Specialistica) cum laude in 2009 from the Università di Napoli “Federico II” in Telecommunication Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering in 2013 from King’s College London. Between 2012 and 2013 he was a Teaching Fellow at King’s College London. Between 2013 and 2016 he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering of KU Leuven. He held visiting researcher positions at Stanford University (2013), Aalborg University (2014-2015), Imperial College London (2016) and King’s College London (2018-current). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a former Marie Curie Fellow. His current research interests include room acoustics modelling, multichannel audio, beamforming and binaural modelling. For more information, please see www.desena.org.

Related papers

• H. Hacıhabiboglu, E. De Sena, Z. Cvetkovic, J. Johnston, J. O. Smith, “Perceptual spatial audio recording, simulation, and rendering,” IEEE Sig. Proc. Mag., 2017.
• E. De Sena, Z. Cvetković, H. Hacıhabiboğlu, M. Moonen, and T. van Waterschoot, “Localization Uncertainty in Time-Amplitude Stereophonic Reproduction,” IEEE/ACM Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Process. vol 28, pp. 1000 – 1015, Feb. 2020.
• E. De Sena, H. Hacıhabiboglu, Z. Cvetkovic, “Analysis and design of multichannel systems for perceptual sound field reconstruction,” IEEE TrASLP, 2013.
• E. De Sena, N. Antonello, M. Moonen, T. van Waterschoot, “On the modeling of rectangular geometries in room acoustic simulations,” IEEE TrASLP, 2015.
• D. Pelegrín-García, E. De Sena, T. van Waterschoot, M. Rychtáriková, C. Glorieux, “Localization of a virtual wall by means of active echolocation by untrained sighted persons,” Applied Acoustics, 2018.
• E. De Sena, M. Brookes, P. A. Naylor, T. van Waterschoot, “Localization experiments with reporting by head orientation: Statistical framework and case study,” JAES, 2017.
• E. De Sena, H. Hacıhabiboglu, Z. Cvetkovic, J. O. Smith, “Efficient synthesis of room acoustics via scattering delay networks,” IEEE TrASLP, 2015.
• G. Vairetti, N. Kaplanis, E. De Sena, S. H. Jensen, S. Bech, M. Moonen, T. van Waterschoot, “The subwoofer room impulse response database (SUBRIR),” JAES, 2017.
• S. Djordjevic, H. Hacıhabiboğlu, Z. Cvetković, E. De Sena, “Evaluation of the Perceived Naturalness of Artificial Reverberation Algorithms” Presented at 148th Audio Engineering Society Convention, Preprint #10353, Vienna, Austria, May 2020.
• E. Erdem, E. De Sena, H. Hacıhabiboğlu, Z. Cvetković, “Perceptual Soundfield Reconstruction in Three Dimensions via Sound Field Extrapolation” in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoust. Speech and Signal Process. (ICASSP-19), Brighton, UK, 2019.

Posted on 14th October 2020 in Computational Acoustics, Events