Sven Nordholm

Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Sven Nordholm was born in 1960. He got his Ph.D. degree in signal processing in 1992, Licentiate of engineering in 1989, and M.S.E.E. degree (Civilingenjör) in 1983, all from Lund University, Lund, Sweden. Professor Nordholm has more than 20 years of experience in the signal procesisng research. He is a Professor of siganl processing at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. His work has been a mix of commercial and academic contributions. Over the past few years, he has had a strong interest in blind signal separation methods, robust speech recognition, and voice communication in extreme noise situations. His contributions are in the areas of speech enhancement with different applications such as hands-free mobile communication (Ericsson Mobile: 6 patents) and voice communication in extreme noise (Sensear: 1 patent granted, 2 pending), both from theoretical and practical perspectives. He has also published extensively with 24 book chapters/journal publications and 41 conference publications in the past 5 years (since 2004). His most significant contributions to the research field over the past 5 years include optimal and adaptive array processing techniques and their real-time implementations, blind signal separation techniques, robust speech recognition, and optimal design of filter banks with constraints. He has supervised 15 Ph.D.s to completion and is currently supervising 6 Ph.D. students. Nordholm and his research group have developed novel solutions to speech enhancement technology over the last 6-7 years which has been taken to market by the company Sensear. Sensear is a spin-off company directly arising from Nordholm’s research innovations. Sensear researches, develops, manufactures, and sells hearing protection products with embedded voice communication. The products are sold worldwide, and customers include Boeing, Qantas, General Mills, Alcoa, just to mention a few. Currently, Sensear has a product portfolio of more than 5 different products.

Biography Updated on 9 December 2010

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