Ning Ma
Research Fellow,
Speech and Hearing Research Group,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Sheffield

I am generally interested in spoken language understanding for both humans and machines. My current research interests include:

  • Hearing impairment and cochlear implant processing
  • Computational auditory scene analysis
  • Robust automatic speech recognition
  • Speech perception in noise

Selected Publications

  • Vecchiotti, P., Ma, N., Squartini, S. and Brown, G. (2019) End-to-end binaural sound localisation from the raw waveform. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2019), 12-17 May 2019, pp. 451-455.
  • Romero, H., Ma, N., Brown, G., Beeston, A., and Hasan, M. (2019) Deep learning features for robust detection of acoustic events in sleep-disordered breathing. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2019), 12-17 May 2019, pp. 810-814.
  • MA, N., Gonzalez, J., Brown, G. (2018) Robust Binaural Localization of a Target Sound Source by Combining Spectral Source Models and Deep Neural Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 26(11): 2122--2131
  • Ma, N., May, T., Brown, G. (2017) Exploiting deep neural networks and head movements for robust binaural localisation of multiple sources in reverberant environments, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 25(12): 2444--2453
  • Ma, N., Morris, S., and Kitterick P. T. (2016) Benefits to speech perception in noise from the binaural integration of electric and acoustic signals in simulated unilateral deafness, Ear and Hearing, 37(3): 248--259
  • Ma, N., Barker, J., Christensen, H., Green P. (2013) A hearing-inspired approach for distant-microphone speech recognition in the presence of multiple sources. Computer Speech and Language, 27(3): 820--836
  • Ma, N., Barker, J., Christensen, H., Green P. (2012) Combining speech fragment decoding and adaptive noise floor modelling. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 20(3): 818--827

The full list of my publications can be found here.