Mike's current research focuses on speech processing with an emphasis on hearing aid applications. He participates in the SOUNDS European Training Network which encompasses four universities along with eight non-academic partners and which aims to exploit network-enabled cooperation between audio devices. He is also part of the ELOSPHERES project which, in collaboration with the Dept of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, aims to maximise the intelligibility of speech to a hearing aid user in a particular acoustic environment. Between 2007 and 2012, he was the Director of the Home Office sponsored Centre for Law Enforcement Audio Research (CLEAR) which investigated techniques for processing heavily corrupted speech signals.
Mike is not currently recruiting new postgraduate research students.
For more information see http://www.ee.ic.ac.uk/hp/staff/dmb/dmb.html