The Team

Professor Andy Singer, Faculty Advisor

Professor Singer is the Fox Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has co-founded two communication technology companies, Intersymbol Communications in 2007 and OceanComm in 2014, and is involved with several entrepreneurship-oriented courses and programs. Professor Singer is also an Alexa Fellow, encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in smart-home and voice-interface technology.

Ryan M. Corey, Team Leader

Ryan is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A hearing aid user since he was a teenager, Ryan is studying ambitious new technologies to help people hear better in noisy environments. Ryan has led the Augmented Listening team since 2017. He is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant, and the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

Haige Chen

Haige is a recent graduate in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He worked with the group from 2018 to 2019 developing FGPA-based audio signal processing applications. He will start a graduate program in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech next fall.

Uriah Jones

Uriah is a senior in Industrial Design. He specializes in the design of consumer audio devices, especially loudspeakers. Uriah has worked with the group since 2018 and developed several prototypes for listening devices and loudspeakers.

Sooraj Kumar

Sooraj is a senior in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In 2019, Sooraj completed his senior thesis on novel methods for localization and tracking of moving sound sources.

JJ Martinez-Villalba

Hi! I’m a recent graduate in Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I specialize in embedded systems programming. Over the past two years that I have been a part of this research team I have been combining my software design skills with my signal processing knowledge to develop a wearable microphone array system to perform beamforming in real time. Some of my favorite classes I have taken at Illinois are Embedded DSP Lab, Operating Systems, and Digital Systems Design. I enjoy swimming and taking adventurous hikes to stay in shape, and love building electronics with my friends!

Manan Mittal

Manan is a junior in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the group in 2019 and has worked on acoustic source localization and hardware design.

 

 

 

Ben Stoehr

Ben is a recent graduate in Computer Science. He worked with the group in 2019 to investigate novel applications of augmented listening. Ben will be working at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Bryce Tharp

Bryce is a junior in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the group in 2018 and has worked on wearable-array prototyping and acoustic source localization.

Naoki Tsuda

I am a recent graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and minors in Music and Electrical Engineering. I became involved in Innovation in Augmented Listening Technology in Fall 2017 as I became interested in audio engineering, especially source separation, through Digital Signal Processing taught by Ryan Corey. My hobbies include playing basketball, playing the electric bass, and DJing. Some of my favorite courses at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were Electronic Music Synthesis taught by Professor Haken, Audio Engineering taught by Professor Allen, Electronic Music Techniques I & II taught by Professor Fieldsteel, and Seminar in Music Composition and Theory taught by Professor Scaletti.