Speech separation and localisation using particle filtering


The objective of this project is to solve the “Cocktail Party Problem”.


Associate Professor Craig Jin

Research Location

Electrical and Information Engineering

Program Type



Humans have a remarkable ability to localise and separate a single speech source in a noisy and cluttered multi-talker environment. This is particularly remarkable when one considers that we only use two ears (sensors) to do so. Steps to solving the "Cocktail Party Problem" include:

  1. to recover and estimate the original sound source from the observed mixture signals recorded at microphones and
  2. to localise and track a moving sound source accurately from the observed mixture of signals
The Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) method, also known as particle filtering will be investigated as a technique to achieve these objectives.

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Audio Engineering, Signal Processing, Source Separation, Sound localisation, Particle Filtering

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 274

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