Honors and Awards

  • 2022
    Awarded the Certificate of Merit by IEEE Signal Processing Society for dedication and leadership the 2022 IEEE international Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
  • 2021
    Listed as World’s Top 2% Scientist Ranking in the field of Acoustics.
  • 2021
    Paper published in Nature Scientific Report is one of the top 100 most downloadable in 2020.
  • 2021
    The Team won the Judges' award and Second place in the Task 3 category (Sound Event Localization and Detection with Directional Interference) of DCASE2021 Challenge.
  • 2019
    Awarded the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal, Outstanding Reviewer Award for maintain the prestige of ICASSP 2019 through Outstanding Expert Reviews.
  • 2019
    Spatial Audio Team won the Best Technical Demonstration Award in the 2019 International Conference on Headphones Technology, San Francisco, USA, 27-29 Aug 2019.
  • 2017
    Won the APSIPA Sadaoki Furui Prize Paper Award 2017 for a journal paper on “Recent Advances on Active Noise Control: Open Issues and Innovative Applications”
  • 2019
    Received the the IEEE-ICASSP 2019 Outstanding Reviewer Awards
  • 2017
    Elected as the Vice-President of the Institutional relations and Education Program in the same organization (2017-2019)
  • 2016
    Won the Outstanding Editorial Board Service Award (2016)from the IEEE Transaction on Audio, Speech and Language Processing
  • 2014
    Winner of the Academic Category of the National Instruments 2014 Engineering Impact Award (ASEAN Region) for a project on “Noisy Vehicle Surveillance Camera (NoivelCam) System: An Innovative Solution to Urban Traffic Noise Problem.”
  • 2014
    Elected as member of the Board of Governor of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association
  • 2012
    Elected as Fellow of Audio Engineer Society (2012). Citation: "For contribution to Signal Processing, Education, and Research Leadership in the field of Audio Engineering."
  • 2012
    Elected as Fellow of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Citation: “For contributions to Signal Processing Education and Research.”
  • 2011
    Won the “Best of Show (Blue Ribbon Award)” for project on “Immersive 3D Sound” in the TechVenture’s Innovation Awards held at The Sands Expo and Convention Centre .”
  • 2009
    Won the Excellent Award for research project on “Augmented Audio System” in International Exhibition Contest on Digital Signal Processing Creative Design, held in Taiwan.
  • 2006
    Won the 2nd prize for research project on “Motion JPEG Compatible Surveillance System” International Exhibition Contest on Digital Signal Processing Creative Design, held in Taiwan”
  • 2004
    Won the College of Engineering Gold Award 2004 for the project on Audio Beam System.
  • 2001
    Received the Institute of Engineer Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2001 for the project on Audio Beam . Citation: “In recognition to the outstanding engineering contribution on the Audio Beam System.”
  • 1999
    Tan Chin Tuan Research Fellowship to the Centre for Audio Research and Engineering, University of Essex, UK to conduct Spatial Audio Research.
  • 1998
    1st runner up in the Worldwide Texas Instruments DSP Solutions Challenge held in Seattle, USA; and champion in the Asia region. The winning project is on the virtual surround sound system.
  • 1992
    Awarded the best postgraduate research project
  • 1990
    Awarded University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Research Scholarship 1990-1993

Competition Awards

The team has won the Judges' award and Second place in the Task 3 category of DCASE 2021. The world's largest international competition for the detection and classification of acoustic scenes and events.

The goal of Task 3 (Sound Event Localization and Detection with Directional Interference) is to recognize individual sound events of specific classes, by detecting their temporal activity and estimating their location in the presence of spatial ambient noise and interfering directional events that do not belong to the target classes.

The results of DCASE 2021 Challenge –Task3:

The Technical Report:

The Github Code: