Congratulations to Roozbeh Soleymani! He has won second place at the NYU Tandon Research Expo for his development of the SEDA noise reduction algorithm and its implementation in the Bab.el software.
The below text (and above photo) is taken from article written about the event by technical.ly:
Roozbeh Soleymani, a doctoral student in electrical engineering, won second place for his app Bab.El, on which he collaborated with two NYU faculty members. The app, which is not yet available publicly, eliminates what’s known as babble noise: unintelligible background speech that can make it difficult to decipher the main conversation. That’s especially a challenge for people who have cochlear implants, devices that restore hearing to deaf individuals. Bab.El works in real time to reduce interfering babble noise on phone calls, as Soleymani demonstrated using a noise generator.
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