A-Lab: Machine audition

Technologies for sound-related machine perception, augmentation and reproduction of sound scenes.

Two men adjusting the sound sphere facility equipment

Current activities

  • Spatial audio production and reproduction
  • Audio source separation, localisation and tracking
  • Detection and classification of audio scenes and events
  • Audio-visual speech processing.

Recognition and achievements

  • 2017: Ranked 1st in Google-sponsored DCASE Challenge Task 4 “Audio Tagging”
  • 2017: S3A/BBC The Turning Forest Finalist - Best Googleplay VR Experience
  • 2016: S3A and BBC Research won TVB Europe Award for Best Achievement in Sound for ‘The Turning Forest’ VR sound experience.

Current projects

Internal collaborations

Future focus

  • Object-based audio
  • Analysis of large-scale datasets
  • Audio-visual sensing: Combining audio and visual perception.