Professor Guy Brown is a member of the Speech and Hearing Research Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield. The focus of Guy's research is to build machine hearing systems that understand sound in the same way as a human listener. He has more than 20 years experience of computational modelling of auditory function, with a particular interest in computational auditory scene analysis (CASA).
He is the co-editor of an influential text on CASA, and has published more than 100 papers in areas relating to machine hearing, noise-robust automatic speech recognition and speech perception. He currently holds two research grants. One is an EC FET-Open project, Two!Ears, which is investigating strategies for active auditory scene exploration by developing a machine-hearing system for an autonomous mobile robot. The other is a Knowledge Transfer Project (KTP) which is developing acoustic methods for the monitoring and analysis of disordered breathing during sleep (specifically, snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea).