Noam Shabtai

Noam Shabtai

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel.

Tel: +972-(0)58-4488-767
Email: shabtai.noam@gmail.com
BGU, Marcus Family Campus,
Building 33, Room 427/8.
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Publications:

Journals:

  1. N. R. Shabtai and M. Vorlaender, ``Acoustic Centering of a Baffled Piston in the Circular Harmonics Domain,'' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, (accepted), 2016.
  2. M. Jeffet, N. R. Shabtai, and B. Rafaely ``Theory and Perceptual Evaluation of the Binaural Reproduction and Beamforming Trade-off in the Generalized Spherical Array Beamformer'', IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 24 no. 4, pp. 708-718, Apr. 2016.
  3. N. R. Shabtai, ``Optimization of the Directivity in Binaural Sound Reproduction Beamforming,'' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 138 no. 5, pp. 3318-3128, Nov. 2015.
  4. N. R. Shabtai, G. Behler, and M. Vorlaender, ``Generation of a reference radiation pattern of string instruments using automatic excitation and acoustic centering,'' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Express Letters, vol. 138 no. 5, pp. EL480-EL486, Nov. 2015.
  5. N. R. Shabtai and M. Vorlaender, ``Acoustic centering of sources with high-order radiation patterns,'' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 137 no. 4, pp. 1947-1961, Apr. 2015.
  6. N. R. Shabtai and B. Rafaely, ``Generalized spherical array beamforming for binaural speech reproduction,'' IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 22 no. 1, pp. 238-249, Jan. 2014.
  7. N. R. Shabtai, Y. Zigel and B. Rafaely, ``Towards room-volume classification from reverberant speech using room-volume feature extraction and room-acoustics parameters,'' Acta Acoustica united with Acoustica, vol. 99 no. 4, pp. 658-669(12) Jul/Aug 2013.
  8. N. R. Shabtai, B. Rafaely and Y. Zigel, ``The effect of room characteristics on the performance of cepstral mean subtraction applied to speaker verification,'' Applied Acoustics, vol. 72(2-3), pp. 124-126, Feb. 2011.
  9. N. R. Shabtai, Y. Zigel and B. Rafaely, ``Room volume identification from room impulse response using statistical pattern recognition and feature selection,'' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 128 no. 3, pp. 1155-1162, Sept. 2010.

Keynotes in conferences:

  1. N. R. Shabtai ``Spatial Acoustic Radiation Pattern of Musical Instruments,'' The 30th Workshop of the Israeli Acoustical Association (IAA), Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015.

Full Length Conference Proceedings:

  1. J. G. Ruiz, N. R. Shabtai, A. P. Gonzalez and M. Vorlaender, ``Acoustic centering of liturgical music singers measured by surrounding spherical microphone arrays,'' EuroRegio 2016 Porto, Portugal, 2016.
  2. N. R. Shabtai and M. Vorlaender, ``Analytic and signal-processing approaches to the acoustic centering of a baffled circular piston,'' 22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV), Florence, Italy, 2015.
  3. N. R. Shabtai and M. Vorlaender, ``Perceptual Relevance of Acoustic Radiation Patterns,'' 41st German Annual Conference on Acoustics (DAGA 2015), Nuernberg, Germany, 2015.
  4. N. R. Shabtai and M. Vorlaender, ``On the convexity of acoustic centering algorithms for the modeling of source directivity patterns,'' 7th Forum Acusticum Krakow 2014, Krakow, Poland, 2014,
    European Acoustic Association Best paper award for young researchers.
  5. N. R. Shabtai, M. Pollow, and M. Vorlaender, ``Acoustic centering for high-order source directivities,'' 40th German Annual Conference on Acoustics (DAGA 2014)}, Oldenburg, Germany, 2014 pp.226-227.
  6. N. R. Shabtai and B. Rafaely, ``Spherical array processing with binaural sound reproduction for improved speech intelligibility,'' 21st International Congress on Acoustics (ICA 2013), Montreal, Canada, 2013, vol. 19, pp. 1-5.
  7. N. R. Shabtai and B. Rafaely, ``Binaural sound reproduction beamforming using spherical microphone arrays.'' 2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2013), Vancouver, Canada, 2013, pp. 101-105.
  8. N. R. Shabtai and B. Rafaely, ``Spherical array beamforming for binaural sound reproduction,'' IEEE 27th Convention of Electrical and Electronic Engineers in Israel (IEEEI 2012), Eilat, Israel, 2012, pp.1-5.
  9. N. R. Shabtai, Y. Zigel and B. Rafaely, ``Room volume identification from reverberant speech,'' 2010 International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control (IWAENC 2010), Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2010.
  10. N. R. Shabtai, Y. Zigel and B. Rafaely, ``Feature selection for room volume identification from room impulse response,'' 2009 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA 2009), New Paltz, NY, USA, 2009, pp. 249-252.
  11. N. R. Shabtai, Y. Zigel and B. Rafaely, ``Estimating the room volume from room impulse response via hypothesis verification approach,'' 15th IEEE/SP Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP 2009), Cardiff, Wales, UK, 2009, pp. 717-720.
  12. N. R. Shabtai, Y. Zigel and B. Rafaely, ``The effect of room parameters on speaker verification using reverberant speech,'' IEEE 25th Convention of Electrical and Electronic Engineers in Israel (IEEEI 2008), Eilat, Israel, 2008, pp. 231-235.
  13. N. R. Shabtai, Y. Zigel and B. Rafaely, ``The effect of GMM order and CMS on speaker recognition with reverberant speech,'' 2008 Joint Workshop on Hands-Free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays (HSCMA 2008), Trento, Italy, 2008, pp. 144-147.

Book Editing:

  1. N. R. Shabtai Advances in Speech Recognition, ISBN 978-953-7619-X-X, 2010.

Book Chapters:

  1. N. R. Shabtai, B. Rafaely and Y. Zigel, Advances in Speech Recognition, ``The Effect of Reverberation on Optimal GMM order and CMS Performance in Speaker Verification,'' chapter 3, pages 37-50, ISBN 978-953-7619-X-X 2010.

Abstracts:

  1. N. R. Shabtai and M. Vorlaender, ``Radiation pattern of musical instruments,'' Acoustics and Audio 2015, Poster Session, Oct. 8, 2015, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
  2. N. R. Shabtai, G. Behler, and M. Vorlaender, ``Spatial Aliasing Study using a High-Resolution Radiation Measurement of a Violin,'' 169th Meeting of the American Society of America, May 18, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  3. N. R. Shabtai and B. Rafaely, ``Spherical array beamforming for binaural sound reproduction,'' Acoustics and Audio 2012, Poster Session, Sep. 13, 2012, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
  4. N. R. Shabtai, Y. Zigel and B. Rafaely, ``The effect of GMM order and CMS on speaker recognition with reverberant speech,'' Speech Technologies Seminar 2008, Poster Session, Jul. 02, 2008, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Haifa, Israel.

Ph.D. Thesis:

Acoustic Scene Analysis: Speaker Recognition and Room Volume Classification from Reverberant Speech

M.Sc. Thesis:

Real Time Motion Detection