Representation of the acoustic signal at various levels in mammalian auditory systems. Ranges from theoretical models of auditory processing in early and central auditory stages, to neurophysiological investigations of the auditory cortex, to psychoacoustical experiments of human perception of acoustic spectral profiles.
Shihab Shamma received his B.S. degree in 1976 from Imperial College, in London, U.K. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1977 and 1980, respectively. Dr. Shamma received his M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature in 1980 from the same institution.
Dr. Shamma has been a member of the University of Maryland faculty since 1984 when he started as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. He has been associated with the Institute for Systems Research since its inception in 1985, and received a joint appointment in 1990. He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.
Honors and Awards
Acoustical Society of America, 2004
University of Maryland awards
ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, 2007
- ADAM: The Adaptive Auditory Mind
- OmniSpeech Performance Improvement
- DURIP: Research in audio-visual saliency and attention
- Figure-Ground Processing, Saliency and Guided Attention for Analysis of Large Natural Scenes
- NIH NIDCD: Spectro-Temporal Plasticity in Primary Auditory Cortex
- The Adaptive Auditory Mind: Role of Rapid Plasticity and Temporal Coherence in Auditory Scene Analysis
- Neural Systems Laboratory
- Sound Localization Based on Acoustical Transformations
- Intelligent and Noise-Robust Interfaces for MEMS Acoustic Sensors: Smart Microphone
- Foreground and Background at the Cocktail Party: Interaction between Attention and Auditory Pop-Out
- Foreground and background at the cocktail party: A neural and behavioral study of top-down and bottom-up auditory attention