Thomas F. Quatieri

Dr. Thomas F. Quatieri

Thomas F. Quatieri
Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Human Language Technology Group
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9108
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Mr. Thomas Quatieri is currently a senior member of the technical staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he is involved in digital signal processing for speech and audio applications, and in nonlinear signal processing. His specific current interests include speech enhancement, modification, and encoding algorithms inspired by nonlinear biological models of speech production and auditory processing, and automatic and human speaker and dialect recognition.

Mr. Quatieri has been a member of the Human Language Technology Group at Lincoln Laboratory since 1983. In 1980, he joined the Sensor Processing Technology Group of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he worked on problems in multidimensional digital signal processing and image processing.

He is a member of the speech team that won the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Team Award in 2004 for excellence in speech research and technology transfer.

He has contributed many publications to journals and conference proceedings, written several patents, co-authored chapters in numerous edited books, and in 2001 completed the textbook Discrete-Time Speech Signal Processing: Principles and Practice, published by Prentice Hall. He holds the position of faculty in the Harvard-MIT Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology Program which is under the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He has developed the MIT graduate course Digital Speech Processing, and is active in advising graduate students on the MIT campus.

In 1995, he was selected for the IEEE W.R.G. Baker Prize Award for the paper, "Energy Separation in Signal Modulations with Application to Speech Analysis," which also received the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Senior Award in 1994. In 1990, he won this same Signal Processing Society award for the paper, "Speech Analysis/Synthesis Based on a Sinusoidal Representation," published in the IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Dr. Quatieri was the recipient of the 1982 Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for the paper, "Implementation of 2-D Digital Filters by Iterative Methods."

He has been a member of the IEEE Digital Signal Processing Technical Committee, from 1983 to 1992 was a member of the steering committee of the biannual Digital Signal Processing Workshop, and has served on the IEEE Speech Technical Committee. He has also served as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing in the area of nonlinear systems and is currently on the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Awards committee. Dr. Quatieri is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and the Acoustical Society of America.

Dr. Quatieri received a B.S. degree from Tufts University in 1973 (summa cum laude), and S.M., E.E., and Sc.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975, 1977, and 1979, respectively.


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