AES Dublin Presenters: Thushara Abhayapala

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Thushara Abhayapala

Thushara Abhayapala

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 was the Deputy Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU from 2015-19. 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, before his doctoral study, had consultancies with industry, and has active collaboration with Facebook, Dolby and Sony research labs in Japan. He has supervised more than 35 Ph.D. students and co-authored more than 270 peer-reviewed papers. He was an associate editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing and 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).

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Mar 23: EB06: Production and Simulation
Generalized Image Source Method as a Region-to-Region Transfer Function (Author)

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