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Shihab Shamma

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA, and Département d'études cognitives, Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL, Paris, France

Shihab Shamma has been conducting research in auditory perception and cognition, cortical physiology, role of attention and behavior in learning and plasticity, computational neuroscience, and neuromorphic engineering. One focus has been on studying the neurophysiology and computational principles underlying the processing and recognition of complex sounds such as speech and music in the auditory system, and the way sensorimotor interactions facilitate learning and development of complex behaviors. He has also been developing and applying signal processing algorithms inspired by neural processing in systems ranging from music and speech representation, to diagnostics in industrial manufacturing, to aVLSI neuromorphic implementations.