Resume

Education

2013-: Ph.D. in Telecommunications at INRS-EMT (Montréal, QC, Canada)

  • Research topic: deep learning applications to quality- and environment-aware speech enhancement.

2012-2013: M. Sc. in Telecommunications at INRS-EMT (Montréal, QC, Canada)

  • MSc Thesis Title: A non-intrusive objective speech intelligibility metric tailored for cochlear implant users in complex listening environments.

2005-2011: Electrical Engineering at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, SC, Brazil)

  • Undergraduate senior year thesis: A reconfigurable parallel architecture for baseband processing in software-defined radios.

Research experience

Summer 2016: Signal Processing Research Intern at Starkey Hearing Technologies (Eden Prairie, MN, USA)

  • Research Topic: Deep neural networks applied to speech enhancement.

2014-: Visiting Student at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms - Université de Montréal (Montréal, QC, Canada)

  • Research Topic: Deep neural networks applied to speech synthesis and enhancement.

2012-: Graduate Researcher at MuSAE Lab - INRS (Montréal, QC, Canada)

  • Research Topic: Quality-aware speech dereverberation and denoising.

2011-2012: Research & Development Engineer at Acústica Amplivox Ltda (Florianópolis, SC, Brazil)

  • Research Topic: Hearing aid design (algorithms and architecture).

2010: Undergraduate Researcher at Software/Hardware Integration Laboratory - UFSC (Florianópolis, SC, Brazil)

  • Research Topic: An embedded platform for Software-Defined Radio (eSDR).

2007-2009: Undergraduate research intern at Acústica Amplivox Ltda (Florianópolis, SC, Brazil)

  • Research Topic: Development of a configuration system for hearing aid devices.

2006 - 2007: Undergraduate Researcher at Automation and Systems Department - UFSC (Florianópolis, SC, Brazil)

  • Research Topic: Exploiting tuple spaces to provide fault-tolerant scheduling on computational grids.

Awards and honors

  • Quebec Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students: Quebec-Brazil doctoral research scholarship (2014)
  • Bourse d'Excellence du Recteur de l'INRS (2014)
  • INRS-EMT Best Master's thesis (2014)
  • Tableau d'honneur du vice-recteur à la recherche et aux affaires académiques: awarded for receiving the "Exceptional" grade for my MSc thesis (2014)
  • InterSpeech Student Travel Grant (2012)