Faculty & Visiting Faculty

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Faculty

Virginia Best, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Areas of Interest: Spatial hearing, auditory scene analysis, auditory attention, hearing loss Current Projects: Effects of hearing loss on spatial hearing, sound localization and hearing aids, auditory grouping and bilateral cochlear implants.
Peter Cariani, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest:
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, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Areas of Interest: Developmental factors which regulate the growth of hair cells.
Tim Gardner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology
Areas of Interest: Neural circuits, vocal learning, time-frequency analysis, brain-machine interfaces
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.
Sheryl Grace, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Aerodynamics; Fluid dynamics; Acoustics
Ken Grundfast, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Chief, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, BMC
Professor and Chairman, Boston University School of Medicine
Areas of Interest: Pediatric otolaryngology and audiology, methods for overcoming financial impediments to hearing aid purchase.
Xue Han, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Neurotechnology, optical neural modulation, optogenetics, neural prosthetics, neural network dynamics, brain rhythms, neurological and psychiatric diseases, cognition.
Allyn E. Hubbard, Ph.D.
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Auditory physiology; modeling; neurocomputing; VLSI in biomedical applications; Biosensors.
Gerald Kidd, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor, 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.
Senior Associate Dean, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Speech, Language & 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.
S. Hamid Nawab, Ph.D.
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Digital signal processing; applied artificial intelligence; biosignal separation and identification.
Tyler Perrachione, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Areas of Interest: Developmental disorders of language and reading; Human voice recognition and social auditory perception; Mechanisms of plasticity in human auditory cortex; Brain bases of complex auditory processing
Kamal Sen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, 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 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.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology
Areas of Interest: Binaural and spatial hearing, sound localization, attention, auditory scene analysis, auditory perceptual plasticity.
Cara E. Stepp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Areas of Interest: Quantitative study of sensorimotor function, particularly voice, speech, and swallowing, engineering design for rehabilitation of sensorimotor disorders
Malvin C. Teich, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dept. of Physics
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.

Visiting Faculty

William M. Hartmann, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
Areas of Interest: Pitch perception, binaural hearing, sound localization.

Emeritus Faculty

Nathaniel I. Durlach, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
Areas of Interest: Auditory Perception (psychoacoustics). Binaural hearing, informational masking, hearing aids
David Mountain, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Interest: Auditory information processing; sensory biophysics; computer simulation; biomedical electronics and biomedical and signal processing.