Faculty

H. Steven Colburn, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Measurement and modeling of binaural interaction; simulated acoustic environments (virtual.)

Douglas A. Cotanche, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Areas of Interest: Developmental factors which regulate the growth of hair cells.

L. Clarke Cox, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Areas of Interest: Auditory evoked response, pediatric/neonatal hearing loss, OAE's, cochlear hearing loss

Tim Gardner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology
Areas of Interest: Electrophysiology, sensory-motor interaction, and mathematical modeling

Oded Ghitza, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Decoding speech using neuronal oscillations; Hierarchical neuronal oscillators and the basis for cortical computation; Analysis of MEG signals recorded while performing a speech perception task; Predicting consonant confusions in noise; Closed‐loop auditory models for robust automatic speech recognition; Modeling damaged cochleae using speech‐governed methodologies.

Ken Grundfast, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Areas of Interest: Pediatric otolaryngology and audiology, methods for overcoming financial impediments to hearing aid purchase, the advancement of compassionate health care.

Allyn E. Hubbard, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Auditory physiology; modeling; neurocomputing; VLSI in biomedical applications; Biosensors.

Gerald Kidd, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Areas of Interest: Auditory perception and processing of complex sounds in multiple-sound environments; effects of hearing loss on the discrimination of complex sound and auditory processing.

Melanie L. Matthies, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Areas of Interest: Speech perception in normal hearing and with hearing loss; relation between speech perception and speech production in cochlear implant patients.

David C. Mountain, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Auditory information processing; sensory biophysics; computer simulation; biomedical electronics and biomedical and signal processing.

S. Hamid Nawab, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Digital signal processing; applied artificial intelligence; biosignal separation and identification.

Kamal Sen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Neural coding of natural sounds; hierarchical processing of natural sounds, auditory learning.

Lisa Shatz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Suffolk University
Areas of Interest: The mechanics of sensor hairs (vibrissae and inner ear hair bundles) and developing acoustic sensors based upon sensor hair mechanics.

Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Cognitive and Neural Systems
Areas of Interest: Binaural and spatial hearing, sound localization, attention, auditory scene analysis, auditory perceptual plasticity.

Cara E. Stepp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Quantitative study of sensorimotor function, particularly voice, speech, and swallowing, engineering design for rehabilitation of sensorimotor disorders

John R. Stram, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medical Campus, Dept. of Otolaryngology
Areas of Interest: Geriatrics, temporal bone based disease.

Malvin C. Teich, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Biomedical signal processing, neural coding, psychophysics.

Herbert F. Voigt, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Auditory neurophysiology; neural circuitry; neural modeling.