Dr Hamid Sharifzadeh

Senior Lecturer
Computer Science
Location: Building 183, Room 3001

Professional memberships

Senior Member of IEEE
Member of IEEE Signal Processing Society
Member of IET
Member of ACM

Profile

Hamid Sharifzadeh received his PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Following the completion of his studies, he undertook two postdoctoral fellowships at NTU focussing on the areas of speech and image processing before joining Unitec as a Lecturer in 2014.

Research Interests:

  • Speech Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Embedded Systems


Teaching
Current Papers:

  • Machine Learning for Intelligent Data Processing (postgrad course), Unitec
  • Operating System Fundamentals (undergrad course), Unitec
  • Hardware Fundamentals (undergrad course), Unitec

Past Papers:

  • Embedded Operating Systems (postgrad course), NTU
  • Microprocessor Programming (undergrad course), NTU

Graduate supervision of theses

Alahmadi, Alaa (2017-07). A cluster based collaborative filtering method for improving the performance of recommender systems in ecommerce

Publications

McLoughlin, I., Li, J., Song, Y., & Sharifzadeh, H.R. (2017). Speech reconstruction using a deep partially supervised neural network. IET Healthcare Technology Letters (Vol. In Press).

Sharifzadeh, H. R., HajiRassouliha, A., McLoughlin, I., Ardekani, I. T., Allen, J. E., & Sarrafzadeh, A. (2017). A Training-Based Speech Regeneration Approach With Cascading Mapping Models. Elsevier Journal of Computers & Electrical Engineering (Vol. Articles In Press).

Sharifzadeh, H. R., Allen, J. E., Mcloughlin, I., Sarrafzadeh, H., & Ardekani, I. (2016). Acoustic analysis and computerized reconstruction of speech in laryngectomised individuals. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), Chicago, Illinois.

Ardekani, I. T., Kaipio, J., Nasiri, A., Sharifzadeh, H. R., & Abdulla, W. (2016). A Statistical inverse problem approach to online secondary path modeling in active noise control. IEEE/ACM Transaction on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (Vol. 24 (1)).

Sharifzadeh, H. R., Allen, J. E., Sarrafzadeh, A., & Ardekani, I. (2016). Bionic Voice (Pilot Study): Natural Speech Restoration for Voice Impaired Individuals. Health Informatics New Zealand, Health Informatics New Zealand Conference.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3534

Sharifzadeh, H. R., HajiRassouliha, A., McLoughlin, I. V., Ardekani, I. T., & Allen, J. E. (2015). Phonated Speech Reconstruction Using Twin Mapping Models. IEEE, IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3352

Sharifzadeh, H. R., Ardekani, I. T., & McLoughlin, I. (2015). Comparative Whisper Vowel Space for Singapore English and British English Accents. In IEEE, Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Conference (APSIPA).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3351

McLoughlin, I. V., Sharifzadeh, H. R., Tan, S. L., & Li, Jingjie. (2015). Reconstruction of Phonated Speech from Whispers Using Formant-Derived Plausible Pitch Modulation. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (Vol. 6).

Ardekani, I. T., Sharifzadeh, H. R., Rehman, S., and Abdulla, W. H. (2015). EFFICIENT FxLMS ALGORITHM WITH SIMPLIFIED SECONDARY PATH MODELS. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).

Sharifzadeh, H. R., Zhang, H., and Kong, A. (2014). Vein Pattern Visualization Through Multiple Mapping Models and Local Parameter Estimation for Forensic Investigation. 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 24-28 August. doi: 10.1109/ICPR.2014.37.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2972

Sharifzadeh, H. R., and McLoughlin, I. V. (2013). Larynx: Surgical Procedures, Complications and Disorders. Nova Science Publishers, New York.

McLoughlin, I. V., and Sharifzadeh, H. R. (2012). METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECONSTRUCTING SPEECH FROM AN INPUT SIGNAL COMPRISING WHISPERS. US Patent 20120150544.

Sharifzadeh, H. R., and McLoughlin, I. V. (2012). Bionic Voice for Laryngectomees with an Insight into Whispered Vowels. Laryngology.

Sharifzadeh, H. R., and McLoughlin, I. V. (2012). Whisper Vowel Diagrams for Singapore English. International Conference on Communications.

Sharifzadeh, H. R., McLoughlin, I. V., and Russell, M. J. (2012). A Comprehensive Vowel Space for Whispered Speech. Journal of Voice.

Sharifzadeh, H. R. (2012). Reconstruction of Natural Sounding Speech from Whispers. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Sharifzadeh, H. R., and McLoughlin, I. V. (2011). Artificial Phonation for Patients Suffering Voice Box Lesions. International Symposium on Bioengineering.

Ahmadi, F., McLoughlin, I. V., and Sharifzadeh, H. R. (2010). Linear Predictive Analysis for Ultrasonic Speech. IET Electronics Letters.

Ahmadi, F., McLoughlin, I. V., and Sharifzadeh, H. R. (2010). Autoregressive Modelling for Linear Prediction of Ultrasonic Speech. InterSpeech.

Sharifzadeh, H. R., and McLoughlin, I. V. (2010). Spectral Enhancement of Whispered Speech Based on Probability Mass Function. Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications.

Sharifzadeh, H. R., McLoughlin, I. V., and Russell, M. J. (2010). Toward a Comprehensive Vowel Space for Whispered Speech. International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing.

Sharifzadeh, H. R., McLoughlin, I. V., and Ahmadi, F. (2010). Reconstruction of Normal Sounding Speech for Laryngectomy Patients through a Modified CELP Codec. IEEE Transactions on BioMedical Engineering.

Sharifzadeh, H. R., and McLoughlin, I. V. (2010). Speech Rehabilitation Methods for Laryngectomised Patients. Electronic Engineering and Computing Technology, Springer.

Sharifzadeh, H. R., McLoughlin, I. V., and Ahmadi, F. (2009). Voiced Speech from Whispers for Post-Laryngectomised Patients. IAENG International Journal of Computer Science.

Sharifzadeh, H. R., and McLoughlin, I. V. (2009). Speech Reconstruction in Post-Laryngectomised Patients by Formant Manipulation and Pitch Profile Generation. International Conference of Systems Biology and Bioengineering (ICSBB).

McLoughlin, I. V., and Sharifzadeh, H. R. (2008). Speech Recognition for Smart Homes. Speech Recognition Technologies and Applications, InTech Publications.

Sharifzadeh, H. R., and McLoughlin, I. V. (2008). Regeneration of Speech in Voice-Loss Patients. International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME).

Ahmadi, F., Sharifzadeh, H. R., and McLoughlin, I. V. (2008). Analysis-by-Synthesis Method for Whisper-Speech Reconstruction. IEEE Asia Pacic Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS).

Sharifzadeh, H. R., and McLoughlin, I. V. (2008). Speech Recognition Engine Adaptations for Smart Home Dialogues. IEEE International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS).