Afsaneh Asaei

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Research interests:

  • Array signal processing
  • Sparse component analysis
  • Statistical pattern recognition

Biography 

Afsaneh Asaei received her B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology and M.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. She was a Fellow of Marie Curie on Speech Communication with Adaptive LEarning (SCALE) project and obtained her PhD from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2013. Her research interests include signal processing, machine learning and sparse signal recovery and acquisition. 

Links

https://www.idiap.ch/~aasaei/


PUBLICATIONS

P. Dighe; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Low-rank and sparse subspace modeling of speech for DNN based acoustic modeling; Speech Communication. 2019-05-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.specom.2019.03.004.
P. Dighe; H. Bourlard; A. Asaei : Far-field ASR Using Low-rank and Sparse Soft Targets from Parallel Data. 2018. IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, Athens, GREECE, Dec 18-21, 2018. p. 581-587.
D. Ram; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Phonetic Subspace Features for Improved Query by Example Spoken Term Detection; Speech Communication. 2018. DOI : 10.1016/j.specom.2018.07.001.
A. Asaei; D. Ram; H. Bourlard : Phonological Posterior Hashing for Query by Example Spoken Term Detection. 2018. 19th Annual Conference of the International-Speech-Communication-Association (INTERSPEECH 2018), Hyderabad, INDIA, Aug 02-Sep 06, 2018. p. 2067-2071.
M. Cernak; A. Asaei; A. Hyafil : Cognitive Speech Coding Examining the impact of cognitive speech processing on speech compression; IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/MSP.2017.2761895.
A. Asaei; M. Cernak; H. Bourlard : Perceptual Information Loss due to Impaired Speech Production. 2017.
P. Dighe; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Exploiting Eigenposteriors for Semi-supervised Training of DNN Acoustic Models with Sequence Discrimination. 2017. Proceedings of Interspeech.
A. Asaei; M. Cernak; H. Bourlard : Perceptual Information Loss due to Impaired Speech Production; IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/Taslp.2017.2738445.
D. Ram; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Subspace Regularized Dynamic Time Warping for Spoken Query Detection. 2017. Workshop on Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations (SPARS).
A. Asaei; M. Cernak; H. Bourlard; D. Ram : Sparse Pronunciation Codes for Perceptual Phonetic Information Assessment. 2017. Workshop on Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations (SPARS).
P. Dighe; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Low-rank and Sparse Soft Targets to Learn Better DNN Acoustic Models. 2017. Proceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2017). p. 5265-5269.
A. Asaei; D. Ram; H. Bourlard : Redundant Hash Addressing for Large-Scale Query by Example Spoken Query Detection. 2016.
A. Asaei; M. Cernak; H. Bourlard : Information Theoretic Analysis of Production-Perception Efficiency: Case Study of Speech Pathology. 2016.
M. Cernak; A. Asaei : Cognitive speech coding. 2016.
M. Cernak; A. Lazaridis; A. Asaei; P. N. Garner : Composition of Deep and Spiking Neural Networks for Very Low Bit Rate Speech Coding; IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. 2016. DOI : 10.1109/TASLP.2016.2604566.
P. Dighe; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Sparse Hidden Markov Models for Exemplar-based Speech Recognition Using Deep Neural Network Posterior Features. 2016.
M. Cernak; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : On Structured Sparsity of Phonological Posteriors for Linguistic Parsing; Speech Communication. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.specom.2016.08.004.
A. Asaei; M. Cernak; M. Laganaro : PAoS Markers: Trajectory Analysis of Selective Phonological Posteriors for Assessment of Progressive Apraxia of Speech. 2016. Proceeding on the 7th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT).
A. Asaei; G. Luyet; M. Cernak; H. Bourlard : Efficient Posterior Exemplar Search Space Hashing Exploiting Class-Specific Sparsity Structures. 2016. Interspeech, San Francisco, CA.
D. Ram; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Subspace Detection of DNN Posterior Probabilities via Sparse Representation for Query by Example Spoken Term Detection. 2016. Interspeech.
G. Luyet; P. Dighe; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Low-Rank Representation of Nearest Neighbor Phone Posterior Probabilities to Enhance DNN Acoustic Modeling. 2016. Interspeech.
M. Cernak; A. Asaei; P.-E. Honnet; P. N. Garner; H. Bourlard : Sound Pattern Matching for Automatic Prosodic Event Detection. 2016. Interspeech, San Francisco, USA.
D. Ram; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Subspace Detection of DNN Posterior Probabilities via Sparse Representation for Query by Example Spoken Term Detection. 2016.
G. Luyet; P. Dighe; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Low-Rank Representation of Nearest Neighbor Phone Posterior Probabilities to Enhance DNN Acoustic Modeling. 2016.
P. Dighe; G. Luyet; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Exploiting Low-dimensional Structures to Enhance DNN based Acoustic Modeling in Speech Recognition. 2016. Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2016), Shanghai. p. 5690-5694.
M. Cernak; A. Lazaridis; A. Asaei; P. N. Garner : Composition of Deep and Spiking Neural Networks for Very Low Bit Rate Speech Coding. 2016.
M. Cernak; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : On Structured Sparsity of Phonological Posteriors for Linguistic Parsing. 2016.
M. Cernak; A. Asaei; P.-E. Honnet; P. N. Garner; P.-E. J. C. Honnet et al. : Sound Pattern Matching for Automatic Prosodic Event Detection. 2016.
A. Asaei; G. Luyet; M. Cernak; H. Bourlard : Phonetic and Phonological Posterior Search Space Hashing Exploiting Class-Specific Sparsity Structures. 2016.
D. Ram; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Sparse Subspace Modeling for Query by Example Spoken Term Detection. 2016.
A. Asaei; M. Taghizadeh; S. Haghighatshoar; B. Raj; H. Bourlard et al. : Binary Sparse Coding of Convolutive Mixtures for Sound Localization and Separation via Spatialization; Ieee Transactions On Signal Processing. 2016. DOI : 10.1109/Tsp.2015.2488598.
A. Asaei; H. Bourlard; M. J. Taghizadeh; V. Cevher : Computational Methods for Underdetermined Convolutive Speech Localization and Separation via Model-based Sparse Component Analysis; Speech Communication. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.specom.2015.07.002.
P. Dighe; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Sparse Modeling of Neural Network Posterior Probabilities for Exemplar-based Speech Recognition; Speech Communication. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.specom.2015.06.002.
J. Velasco; D. Pizarro; J. Macias-Guarasa; A. Asaei : TDOA Matrices: Algebraic Properties and their Application to Robust Denoising with Missing Data; IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/TSP.2016.2593690.
S. Haghighatshoar; M. J. Taghizadeh; A. Asaei : A New Identity for the Least-square Solution of Overdetermined Set of Linear Equations. 2015.
A. Asaei; M. Cernak; H. Bourlard : On Compressibility of Neural Network phonological Features for Low Bit Rate Speech Coding. 2015. Proceeding of Interspeech.
M. J. Taghizadeh; A. Asaei; S. Haghighatshoar; P. N. Garner; H. Bourlard : Spatial Sound Localization via Multipath Euclidean Distance Matrix Recovery; IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/Jstsp.2015.2422677.
P. Dighe; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Sparse Modeling of Neural Network Posterior Probabilities for Exemplar-Based Speech Recognition. 2015. Proceedings of SPARS 2015: Workshop on Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations.
P. Dighe; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Dictionary Learning for Sparse Representation of Neural Network Exemplars in Speech Recognition. 2015. Proceedings of SPARS 2015: Workshop on Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations, 2015.
D. Ram; A. Asaei; P. Dighe; H. Bourlard : Sparse Modeling of Posterior Exemplars for Keyword Detection. 2015. Proceedings of Interspeech.
S. Haghighatshoar; M. Taghizadeh; A. Asaei : A New Identity for the Least-square Solution of Overdetermined Set of Linear Equations. 2015.
J. Velasco; M. J. Taghizadeh; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard; C. J. Martín-Arguedas et al. : Novel GCC-PHAT Model in Diffuse Sound Field for Microphone Array Pairwise Distance Based Calibration. 2015. IEEE 40th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).
M. J. Taghizadeh; S. Haghighatshoar; A. Asaei; P. N. Garner; H. Bourlard : Robust Microphone Placement for Source Localization from Noisy Distance Measurements. 2015. IEEE 40th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).
A. Asaei; N. Mohammadiha; M. J. Taghizadeh; S. Doclo; H. Bourlard : On Application Of Non-Negative Matrix Factorization for Ad Hoc Microphone Array Calibration from Incomplete Noisy Distances. 2015. IEEE 40th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).
M. Taghizadeh; R. Parhizkar; P. Garner; H. Bourlard; A. Asaei : Ad Hoc Microphone Array Calibration: Euclidean Distance Matrix Completion Algorithm and Theoretical Guarantees; Signal Processing. 2015. DOI : 10.1016/j.sigpro.2014.07.016.
M. J. Taghizadeh; A. Asaei; P. N. Garner; H. Bourlard : Ad-Hoc Microphone Array Calibration from Partial Distance Measurements. 2014. Proceeding of 4th Joint Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays.
S. Bahaadini; A. Asaei; H. Bourlard : Exemplar-based Sparse Representation for Posterior Features. 2014.
S. Bahaadini; A. Asaei; D. Imseng; H. Bourlard : Posterior-based Sparse Representation for Automatic Speech Recognition. 2014. Proceeding of Interspeech.
M. J. Taghizadeh; A. Asaei; P. N. Garner; H. Bourlard : Ad-Hoc Microphone Array Calibration from Partial Distance Measurements. 2014. Proceedings of the 4th Joint Workshop on Hands-free speech communication and Microphone Arrays.
A. Asaei; H. Bourlard; M. Taghizadeh; V. Cevher : Model-based Sparse Component Analysis for Reverberant Speech Localization. 2014. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Florence, Italy, May 4-9.
A. Asaei; M. Golbabaee; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Structured Sparsity Models for Reverberant Speech Separation; IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. 2014. DOI : 10.1109/Taslp.2013.2297012.
A. Asaei; M. Golbabaee; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Structured Sparse Acoustic Modeling for Speech Separation. 2013. Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations SPARS.
M. McCoy; V. Cevher; Q. Tran Dinh; A. Asaei; L. Baldassarre : Convexity in source separation: Models, geometry, and algorithms; Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE. 2013. DOI : 10.1109/MSP.2013.2296605.
A. Asaei (Dir.) : Model-based Sparse Component Analysis for Multiparty Distant Speech Recognition. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2013.
A. Asaei; B. Raj; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : A Multipath Sparse Beamfroming Method. 2013. Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations SPARS.
B. Gözcü; A. Asaei; V. Cevher : Manifold Sparse Beamforming. 2013. 5th IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), Saint Martin, France, December 15-18, 2013. p. 113-116. DOI : 10.1109/CAMSAP.2013.6714020.
A. Asaei / H. Bourlard (Dir.) : Model-based Sparse Component Analysis for Multiparty Distant Speech Recognition. Lausanne, EPFL, 2013. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-5723.
A. Asaei; B. Raj; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Structured Sparse Coding for Microphone Array Location Calibration. 2012. SAPA-SCALE Conference, The 5th ISCA workshop on statistical and perceptual audition.
A. Asaei; M. E. Davies; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Computational Methods For Structured Sparse Component Analysis of Convolutive Speech Mixtures. 2012. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Kyoto, Japan, March 25-30, 2012. DOI : 10.1109/ICASSP.2012.6288405.
A. Asaei; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher ; Method, apparatus and computer program product for determining the location of a plurality of speech sources. US9689959 . 2012.
A. Asaei; B. Raj; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Structured Sparse Coding for Microphone Array Location Calibration. 2012. SAPA-SCALE Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 7-13.
A. Asaei; M. Davies; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Computational Methods For Structured Sparse Component Analysis of Convolutive Speech Mixtures. 2012. The 37th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Kyoto, Japan, March 25-30, 2012.
M. J. Taghizadeh; P. N. Garner; H. Bourlard; H. R. Abutalebi; A. Asaei : An Integrated Framework for Multi-Channel Multi-Source Localization and Voice Activity Detection. 2011. The Third Joint Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays.
A. Asaei; M. J. Taghizadeh; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Multi-party Speech Recovery Exploiting Structured Sparsity Models. 2011. Proceedings of Interspeech.
A. Asaei; M. J. Taghizadeh; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Multi-party Speech Recovery Exploiting Structured Sparsity Models. 2011.
A. Asaei; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Model-based Compressive Sensing for Multi-party Distant Speech Recognition. 2011. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Prague, Czech Republic, May 22-27, 2011. DOI : 10.1109/ICASSP.2011.5947379.
A. Asaei; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Model-Based Compressive Sensing for Multi-Party Distant Speech Recognition. 2011. The 36th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Prague, Czech Republic, May 22-27, 2011.
A. Asaei; M. Taghizadeh; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Multi-party Speech Recovery Exploiting Structured Sparsity Models. 2011. 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Florence, Italy, August 28-31, 2011.
M. J. Taghizadeh; P. N. Garner; H. Bourlard; H. R. Abutalebi; A. Asaei : AN INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR MULTI-CHANNEL MULTI-SOURCE LOCALIZATION AND VOICE ACTIVITY DETECTION. 2011.
A. Asaei; H. Bourlard; V. Cevher : Model-Based Compressive Sensing for Multi-Party Distant Speech Recognition. 2011.
A. Asaei; H. Bourlard; P. N. Garner : Sparse Component Analysis for Speech Recognition in Multi-Speaker Environment. 2010. Proceedings of Interspeech, Makuhari, Japan.
A. Asaei; H. Bourlard; B. Picart : Investigation of kNN Classifier on Posterior Features Towards Application in Automatic Speech Recognition. 2010.
A. Asaei; B. Picart; H. Bourlard : Analysis of Phone Posterior Feature Space Exploiting Class Specific Sparsity and MLP-based Similarity Measure. 2010. 2010 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing.
A. Asaei; M. J. Taghizadeh; M. Bahrololum; M. Ghanbari : Verified Speaker Localization Utilizing Voicing Level in Split-bands; Signal Processing. 2009. DOI : 10.1016/j.sigpro.2008.12.003.
A. Asaei; M. Taghizadeh; H. Sameti : Far-field Continuous Speech Recognition System based on Speaker Localization and Sub-band Beamformin. 2008. The 6th International ACS/IEEE Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Doha, Qatar, April.
A. Asaei; M. Taghizadeh; H. Sameti : Speaker Direction Finding for Practical Systems: A Comparison of Different Approaches. 2007. Third Annual IEEE BENELUX/DSP valley signal processing symposium, Antwerp, Belgium, March.