Aidin Delnavaz

Mechanical Design of In-Ear Wearables for EERS-ÉTS Industrial Research Chair in In-Ear Technologies

Meritas | - Selected paper based on novelty and scientific impact for the "Highlights of 2014" in the Journal of Smart Materials and Structures (2014). - The Best Industry-oriented PhD Dissertation Award, Ministry of Industries and Mines, Iran (2010). - Intelligent Graduate Student Fellowship, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2008).

Biography | Aidin Delnavaz received B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, all in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran in 2002, 2004 and 2010 respectively. In 2010, he joined EERS-ÉTS Industrial Research Chair in In-ear Technologies where he now holds a post of an Associate Researcher. His professional (scientific) interests are in the area of vibrations, dynamics and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). He is currently working on energy harvesting from the human body movement to power wearable or portable electronic devices. Since 2014 he has been also a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and École polytechnique de Montréal.

Antoine Bernier

Mesures éléctroacoustique, veille technologique et liaison EERS-CRITIAS

Cécile Le Cocq

Associée de recherche CRITIAS 2.0 Assistante technique et administrative pour CRITIAS

Biography | Cécile Le Cocq, Ing. graduated from ESME-Sudria (École spéciale de mécanique et d’électricité, France) in Electronics, Signal Processing and Telecommunications in 2001. She obtained her Master’s degree in Acoustics at Université de la Méditerranée (France) in 2002 and a Ph.D. at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Université du Québec in 2010. She was a research associate in a collaborative research project on hearing protection devices between IRSST (Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail) and ÉTS. She is now acting as a professional acoustics engineer consultant and she is also a research associate within the NSERC-EERS Industrial Research Chair in In-Ear Technology (CRITIAS). Her research interests include audio signal processing and Acoustics as well as the application of signal processing in Acoustics.

Kathleen Tooker

Adjointe administrative - Administrative Assistant

Rachel Bouserhal

In-Ear Microphone Technologies

Meritas | -Best Entrepreneurship Pitch (2019) -Mitacs & NRC-IRAP Award for Commercialization (2018) -Fonds de Recherche du Québec-Société et Culture, Audace Program (2018) -CIRMMT Travel Award to participate in NHCA (2018) -McGill Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grant (2018) -Most Promising Invention Award (2018) -Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Grant (2016-2018) -CIRMMT Travel Award to participate in NHCA and ARO (2016) -ETS FIR Travel Award to participate in NHCA and ARO (2016) -Travel Fund scholarship from ETS to go to NHCA (2015-2016) -Travel Fund scholarship from ETS to go to NHCA (2014-2015) -CIRMMT Student Award Scholarship (2014) -Erasmus Mundus European Exchange (2014) -Travel Fund scholarship from ETS to go to NHCA (2013-2014) -Poster Award EREST (2013) -Internal Scholarship from ETS (2013)

Biography | Rachel is a passionate teacher, an inquisitive researcher, an adventurous cyclist and an ardent music lover. She completed her B.S in Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University, where she was heavily involved with Audio Enthusiasts and Engineers, a student group that promotes project based learning environments and holds weekly educational forums on all things related to audio. She continued on at MSU where she finished her Master’s in Electrical Engineering in December 2011 focusing on nonlinear control systems. She moved to Montreal in the beginning of 2012 to follow her research interests and experience the beautiful culture the city has to offer. In June 2016, she completed her PhD at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). During her PhD she developed a low-complexity in-ear speech enhancement algorithm and modeled the vocal effort of talkers wearing hearing protection devices. She spent 7 months in Copenhagen at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) working on the vocal effort modeling part of her project as a visiting PhD under the Erasmus Mundus Auditory Cognitive Network Grant. She is now on a postdoctoral fellowship under the Mitacs elevate program. Her project envisions a Radio Acoustical Virtual Environment where speech is captured from inside the ear, denoised and enhanced to be transmitted only to a specific radius of listeners. This distance will be a function of the speaker's vocal effort and background noise level. Her research interests are hearing protection, speech signal processing, speech perception, nonlinear control, and engineering education.

Valentin Pintat

Systèmes électriques et électroniques embarqués