About

I am attending my Ph.D. at the Dep. of Information Engineering, University of Padova.
My main research interests are in the fields of audio signal processing involving the analysis and the replication of the capabilities of the human hearing system.
I am diving into:
(i) functional models of the human hearing system;
(ii) spatial audio modeling and synthesis.

The tools that I use, or I have used, in my research are listed below.
Theoretical: binaural hearing, statistical analysis, Bayesian probabilistic modelling;
Software: MATLAB scripting, audio signal processing, room acoustics simulations, R scripting;
Hardware: general audio equipment, Svantek phonometer, Kemar mannequin, multichannel electromyography acquisition system, VICON motion capture system, Hefio headphones, room acoustic recordings;

Supervisor: prof. Federico Avanzini, University of Milano, Italy
Co-supervisor: Michele Geronazzo, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Projects

Probabilistic modelling of spatial cues to replicate human sound source localization.

Centro di Sonologia Compuntazionale, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

People: Michele Geronazzo, Federico Avanzini

Goal: The target is to create a model that mimics how human hearing process can achieve sound source localization.

Involved since Oct 2017.

Image Credit: Yost, W. A. (2007). Fundamentals of Hearing: An Introduction, 5th edition (Academic Press).

Perceptual action capabilities in sound location and action anticipation for people with cochlear impant.

Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine, and Movement sciences, University of Verona, Italy

People: Paola Cesari, Michele Geronazzo, Mehrdad Bahadori

Goal: Demonstrate the role of approaching real-life sounding objects, ending within the peri-personal space, on space recognition and action anticipation. The intent is to study perceptual action capabilities in Cochlear Implanted (CI) individuals.

Project founded by Verona Brain Research Foundation: Official Page

Involved since Oct 2017.

Publications

Localization in Elevation with Non-Individual Head-Related Transfer Functions: Comparing Predictions of Two Auditory Models

R. Barumerli, M. Geronazzo, and F. Avanzini

Proc. of IEEE 26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Sept. 2018.

Round Robin Comparison of Inter-Laboratory HRTF Measurements - Assessment with an auditory model for elevation

R. Barumerli, M. Geronazzo, and F. Avanzini

Proc. of IEEE 4th VR Workshop on Sonic Interactions for Virtual Environments (SIVE18), pp. 1–5, Mar. 2018.

Contact Me

If you are interested in my work write me an email at: barumerli [at] dei [dot] unipd [dot] it

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