Dr Simone Graetzer

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Current positions

Research Fellow


I am a Senior Research Fellow in Speech Signal Processing on the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project, Clarity: Challenges to Revolutionise Hearing Device Processing, in the Acoustics Research Group. I am also a Senior Research Fellow on the Cadenza Project on signal processing to improve music listening for users of hearing aids and on the Innovate UK funded Future Homes project, in which we are investigating the human response to air source heat pump noise.

I am Chair of the Early Career Executive Board of the UK Acoustics Network Plus (UKAN+), and am a member of the EDI team. I am also the Vice President of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Special Interest Group on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SIG-SLPAT).

Between March and October 2019, I worked on the EPSRC-funded Making Sense of Sounds project, also in the Acoustics Research Centre. Previously, I was a Research Associate at the Acoustics Research Unit (ARU) at the University of Liverpool, working with Professor Carl Hopkins. I conducted research primarily in the areas of speech intelligibility, speech enhancement, and speech privacy, with a focus on highly degraded signals.

I am a member of the Institute of Acoustics, the Acoustical Society of America and ISCA. I am on the UK and Ireland Speech Committee and the European Acoustics Association Technical Committee on Audio Signal Processing.

Areas of Research

Speech intelligibility, privacy and security; speech enhancement; speech signal processing for hearing aids; subjective evaluation of speech and audio, psychoacoustics; effects of noise and room acoustics on speech; general speech and audio signal processing; soundscapes; listening effort/difficulty; machine learning for audio/speech