Track 4

Audio Signal Processing

1. Track Chairs:
Prof. Haiquan Zhao, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Prof. Lichuan Liu, Northern Illinois University, USA
Assoc. Prof. Sheng Zhang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

2. Track Topics:
Potential topics of interest include but are not limited to:

▪ Spoken Language Processing
▪ Audio/Speech Processing and Coding
▪ Speech Processing and Transmission
▪ Speech Synthesis & Recognition
▪ Noise Suppression and Signal Enhancement
▪ Acoustic Signal Processing
▪ Random Signal Generation and Analysis
▪ Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
▪ DSP Implementations and Embedded Systems
▪ Rapid Prototyping and Tools for DSP Design
▪ Cryptography and Network Security

3. Introduction of Track Chairs

Track Chair 1: Prof. Haiquan Zhao, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
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Haiquan Zhao (Senior Member, IEEE) was born in Henan Province, China, in 1974. He received the B.S. degree in applied mathematics, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in signal and information processing from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, in 1998, 2005, and 2011, respectively. Since 2012, he has been a Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University. From 2015 to 2016, as a Visiting Scholar, he worked with the University of Florida, USA. His current research interests include nonlinear active noise control, information theoretical learning, neural networks, adaptive network, adaptive filtering algorithm, and power system frequency estimation. At present, he is the author or coauthor of more than 160 international journal papers (SCI indexed), and the owner of 49 granted invention patents. He has served as an Active Reviewer for several IEEE transactions, IET series, signal processing, and other international journals. At present, he is a Handling Editor of Signal Processing. Prof. Zhao has won several provincial and ministerial awards, and many best paper awards of international conferences and IEEE Transactions.

Track Chair 2: Prof. Lichuan Liu, Northern Illinois University, USA
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Lichuan Liu is a Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Northern Illinois University (NIU). She received her B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995 and 1998 respectively from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and Ph. D. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ in 2006. She joined Northern Illinois University as an Assistant Professor in 2007 and became a Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2019. She is currently the Director of Digital Signal Processing Laboratory and the Director of Graduate Study of Electrical Engineering Department. Her current research includes digital signal processing, real-time signal processing, artificial intelligence and machine learning. She has over 80 publications including 27 journal papers, one book chapter. 3 US patents and one provisional patent. She has led and participated in many research grants which supported by variety of agencies, foundations and industry, such as NSF, NASA, Gerber foundation. She is the recipient of Faculty of the year in 2011 at College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at NIU, the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women’s Outstanding Mentor Award 2013, the Honors Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, NIU 2021, Researcher to know 2021 from the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) and Richard A. Flournory Engagement Award, NIU, 2021.

Track Chair 3: Assoc. Prof. Sheng Zhang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
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Sheng Zhang received his Ph.D. degree from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, in 2016. Currently he is an Associate Professor with the School of Information Science and Technology at Southwest Jiaotong University. He is a Senior member of IEEE. He also serves as Associate Editor for the Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing and Reviewers for several international journals.