144th AES CONVENTION Presenters: Philippa Demonte

AES Milan 2018 Presenter or Author

Philippa Demonte

Philippa Demonte

Primary Affiliation: Acoustics Research Centre, University of Salford - Salford, UK
AES Member Type: Student

Philippa is a post-graduate researcher in psychoacoustics and audio engineering, but with previous experience also in environmental acoustics, linguistics, the music business and radio.

She gained her first undergraduate degree - Linguistics and Modern Languages - at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Part of this degree included a class in electro-acoustic music composition and a study abroad year at Romerike Folkehogskole, a performing arts school in Norway, both of which were her first forrays into audio engineering. She was also actively involved in student radio.

After graduation Philippa went on to work for over a decade in the music business until the global recession of 2007. During a career break, which led to a volunteering stint at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, she became interested in environmental acoustics. At the University of Leeds she studied for a degree in Geophysical Sciences, followed by an MRes Physics of the Earth and Atmosphere. Her Masters dissertation in association with Montserrat Volcano Observatory focussed on volcano seismo-acoustics.

Thereafter, Philippa diversified into aero-acoustics, spending two years at Boise State University. Her research utilised low-cost equipment and digital signal processing techniques to detect, characterise, and quantify geyser eruptions at Yellowstone National Park. She was also involved in a volcano infrasound workshop and fieldwork at Sakurajima volcano in Japan.

In 2017 Philippa began her current PhD in Acoustics and Audio Engineering at the University of Salford, which has seen her returning to her linguistics roots to diversify into psychoacoustics. Her research is focussed on speech intelligibility, in particular how this is affected by different aspects of background music and spatialization.

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Session List

May 25: P22: Perception – Part 3
Speech-To-Screen: Spatial Separation of Dialogue from Noise towards Improved Speech Intelligibility for the Small Screen (Author)

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