Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of IWT-Flanders
Kris Hermus was born in Asse on April 18, 1974. He received the degree of M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Together with J.-F. Dierckx he wrote his masters thesis on `On-line Speaker Adaptation for Speech Recognition Systems' (Promoter: Prof. D. Van Compernolle).
In 2004 he obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering for his dissertation on `Signal Subspace Decompositions for Perceptual Speech and Audio Processing'.
- Speech and Audio Coding: modelling speech and audio with exponentially damped sinusoids: total least squares (TLS) algorithms for automatic decomposition into damped sinusoids, complexity reduction of TLS problems (subband approach), perceptual audio processing
- Robust Speech Recognition: enhancing the robustness of speech recognizers in additive noise environments: signal subspace weighting for speech/noise separation, adaptation to non-stationary coloured noise
- SAMSSoNS: Sinusoidal Analysis, Modification, Storage and Synthesis of Natural Speech
- ESSCorTeSS: Exponential Sinusoidal Speech compression for Corpus-based Text-to-Speech Synthesis
- IRMUT: Integration of Reconfigurable Multimedia Terminals
Former teaching activities:
here for a complete list of my publications.
Co-chairman of the MPCA workshop (Model based Processing and Coding of Audio). A second workshop will probably be held in The Netherlands in 2005.
music (piano), cycling (see our speech group cycling trips in 2002, 2003 and 2005), travelling (China, Vietnam, Scotland, Norway, U.S.A, ...), tennis, running, ...