Dr. Tiago H Falk received the BSc degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, in 2002, and the MSc and PhD degrees from Queen’s University, Canada, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, all in electrical engineering. In 2007, he was a visiting Research Fellow at the Sound and Image Processing Lab, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, and in 2008 at the Quality and Usability Lab, Deutsche Telekom/TU Berlin, Germany. From 2009-2010 he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto. He joined the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Montreal, Canada in Dec. 2010 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. In 2015, he was promoted to tenured Associate Professor. He is also an Adjunct Professor at McGill University (ECE Dept.) and an Affiliate Researcher at Concordia University (PERFORM Centre). At INRS, he heads the Multimedia/Multimodal Signal Analysis and Enhancement (MuSAE) Laboratory.
Multimedia communications and signal analysis : Multimedia quality measurement and enhancement, environment-robust speaker identification and speech recognition, speech-based age/gender/emotion classification. Atypical communications : Pathological speech assessment and enhancement, intelligent algorithms for hearing aid design, brain-computer interfaces, assistive technologies. Biomedical signal processing and analysis : Bioinformatics, biometrics (voice/face/physiology-based), biosensor fusion. Multimodal signal analysis and enhancement : human-computer interfaces, audio-visual disordered speech recognition, multimodal biometrics. Knowledge discovery : Machine learning, pattern recognition.