1. Channel Coding (especially LDPC codes and BP decoding) and Information Theory
2. Lossless/lossy video compression
3. Video processing and computer vision
1. Introduction to Coding Theory for Communications (046205) (in charge)
2. Video Signal Processing (049015) (in charge)
3. Calculus 2m/2 (104022) (in charge)
4. Project supervisor at Signal and Image Processing Lab (SIPL)
5. Introduction to Digital Communication (046206) – Exercise grader
1. Manipulation of Unvoiced Fricatives for Improved Discrimination by Hearing Impaired by Rami Cohen, Oren Ierushalmi, Yizhar Lavner, Michal Genussov and Ami Steiner, iberSPEECH 2012, November 2012, Madrid, Spain
2. LORD: LOw-complexity, Rate-controlled, Distributed video coding system by Rami Cohen and David Malah, SITIS 2012, November 2012, Sorrento, Italy
1. Chan-Vese algorithm (Active contours) - Implementation (MATLAB code files can be requested by mail)
2. Distributed Video Coding (including Bayer data compression, Demosaicing algorithms, Super resolution and Scalable Video Coding. Appendix on syndrome encoding is included)
3. Face Recognition using Curvelet Transform (including appendices on k-NN and SVM. MATLAB code files can be requested by mail)
4. Statistical Analysis of the Autoregressive Modeling of Reverberant Speech (summary of dereverberation method using LPC coefficients + suggested improvement in format of a paper), Presentation
5. (review of the method and of two specific papers by Donoho (Adapting to Unknown Smoothness via Wavelet Shrinkage) and Cai (Incorporating information on neighbouring coefficients into wavelet estimation))
7. Hearing Impairment Simulation – Loudness Recruitment and Spectral Smearing (Implementation in MATLAB can be requested by mail)
1. – SIPL annual project presentation day, June 2012
2. Manipulation of Phonemes for Application in Digital Hearing Instruments, IAA Conference 2012, Ben-Gurion University, Israel, September 2012
4. LORD: LOw-complexity, Rate-controlled, Distributed video coding system, SITIS 2012, November 2012, Sorrento, Italy
If you have ideas for projects that involve speech/video processing or Channel Coding, please let me know (see below some examples).
Current and former students (undergraduate projects):
1. Assaf Hallak (currently an MSc student at the Technion) and Keren Levinstein (currently an MSc student at Weizmann Institute of Science), October 2011 – Compression of Bayer-format videos.
2. Uriel Moreira (currently a 4th year student at Polytechnic Institute of New York University) and Tianqiong Luo (currently a 4th year student at Fudan University, Shanghai, China), July 2012 – Infant cry detection.
3. Ofer Stern and Idan Rahamim (Currently final-year students at the EE dept., Technion), February 2013 - Phonemes Manipulation for Application in Digital Hearing Instruments.
4. Gilad Avrashi and Shlomi Mosseri (Currently final-year students at the EE dept., Technion), Video Coding for Underwater Transmission, with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., in progress (from March 2013).
2. Presentation 1 (June 2010), Presentation 2 (November 2010) and poster on “Discrimination of Unvoiced Phonemes for Application in Hearing Aid Instruments” using machine learning methods (SIPL Project). Including review of Diffusion Maps and Hearing Impairment Simulations – Loudness Recruitment and Spectral Smearing.
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