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12.03.2015

EECS Professor receives prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award

EECS Professor receives prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award

Professor Mark Sandler was awarded a Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society this month.

The Wolfson Research Merit Award is for outstanding scientists working in universities in the UK and just 19 were selected this month as part of the scheme.

Professor Sandler was selected for his work in computational audio, specifically on the importance of sound in computational systems.

Ever wondered how Siri or Cortana recognises what you say to your personal mobile phone? Or when shazam can almost instantly tell you what song is being played in a club? Computational audio is responsible. It’s used to extract information and knowledge (using computers) from audio data. It can be used in all forms of audio, ie speech, music, environmental, making that information and knowledge useable in a wide variety of applications, including creative activity like music.

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Wolfson Research Merit scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to enable them to attract and retain scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.

CATEGORY: Research Academic Achievements

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