AES New York 2017 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Australian National University - Canberra, ACT, Australia
AES Member Type: Member
Thushara Abhayapala received his B.E. degree (with honors) in engineering in 1994 and his Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering in 1999, both from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra. Professor Abhayapala is currently the Deputy Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU. He was the Director of the Research School of Engineering at ANU from January 2010 to October 2014 and the leader of the Wireless Signal Processing Program at the National ICT Australia (NICTA) from November 2005 to June 2007.
His research interests are in the areas of spatial audio and acoustic signal processing, and multichannel signal processing. Among many contributions, he is the first researcher to use spherical harmonic based eigen decomposition in microphone arrays and to propose the concept of spherical microphone array; novel contributions on the multi-zone problem (multiple sound fields in the vicinity of each other); and was one of the first to show the fundamental limits of spatial sound field reproduction using arrays of loudspeakers. He worked in the industry for two years at the Arthur C Clarke Centre for Modern Technologies (95-97), Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, before his doctoral study, had consultancies with industry, and has active collaboration with Dolby and Sony research labs in Japan. He has supervised more than 30 Ph.D. students and co-authored more than 240 peer-reviewed papers. He is an associate editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing. He was a member of the Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee (2011–2016) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is a fellow of Engineers Australia (IEAust).
More Info: https://cecs.anu.edu.au/people/thushara-abhayapala
Loudspeaker 3D Directivity Estimation with First Order Microphone Measurements on a 2D Plane (Author)