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My name is Enzo De Sena, and this is my academic webpage. I received the B.Sc. (Laurea Triennale) in 2007 and M.Sc. (Laurea Specialistica) cum laude in 2009, both from the Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II" in Telecommunication Engineering. In 2013, I received the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from King’s College London, where I was also a Teaching Fellow from 2012 to 2013. Between 2013 and 2016 I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering of KU Leuven. Since September 2016 I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Audio at the Institute of Sound Recording of the University of Surrey.
I was a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University (8-9/2013), at Aalborg University (10/2014-1/2015), and at Imperial College London (2/2016-8/2016). I recently co-presented a Tutorial at ICASSP (2015) and contributed to the “Interaction with Sound in a 3D World” exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition (2015). I was part of the organising committee of the 60th International Conference of the Audio Engineering Society (2016). I am a former Marie Curie Fellow.
My current research interests include room acoustics modelling, surround sound, microphone beam forming and binaural modelling. My work focuses on perceptually-motivated methods, and aims at bridging the gap with physically-motivated ones.

Contact information

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Audio

Institute of Sound Recording
University of Surrey
Guilford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK

Office: 07 BC 03
Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 68 6505

My Erdős number is 4: P. Erdős > G. J. Babu > F. Murtagh > H. Hacıhabiboğlu > E. De Sena.

Journal Papers

  • G. Vairetti, E. De Sena, M. Catrysse, S. H. Jensen, M. Moonen, and T. van Waterschoot, "A Scalable Algorithm for Physically Motivated and Sparse Approximation of Room Impulse Responses with Orthonormal Basis Functions," IEEE/ACM Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Process. (submitted).
  • E. De Sena, M. Brookes, P. A. Naylor, T. van Waterschoot, "Localisation experiments with reporting by gaze: statistical framework and case study," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. (submitted)
  • G. Vairetti, N. Kaplanis, S. H. Jonsen, S. Bech, E. De Sena, M. Moonen, T. van Waterschoot, "The Subwoofer Room Impulse Response Database (SUBRIR)," J. Audio Eng. Soc. (submitted)
  • H. Hacıhabiboğlu, E. De Sena, Z. Cvetković, J.D. Johnston and J. O. Smith III, "Perceptually- motivated Spatial Audio Recording, Simulation, and Rendering," IEEE Signal Process. Magazine (submitted)
  • E. De Sena, H. Hacıhabiboğlu, Z. Cvetković, and J. O. Smith III "Efficient Synthesis of Room Acoustics via Scattering Delay Networks," IEEE/ACM Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Process., vol. 23, no. 9, pp 1478 - 1492, Sept. 2015. [link]
  • E. De Sena, Niccoló Antonello, Marc Moonen, and Toon van Waterschoot, "On the modeling of rectangular geometries in room acoustic simulations," IEEE/ACM Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Process., vol. 23, no. 4, Apr. 2015. [link] [software]
  • E. De Sena, H. Hacıhabiboğlu, and Z. Cvetković, "Analysis and Design of Multichannel Systems for Perceptual Sound Field Reconstruction," IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Process., vol. 21 , no. 8, pp 1653-1665, Aug. 2013. [link]
  • E. De Sena, H. Hacıhabiboğlu, and Z. Cvetković, "On the design and implementation of higher-order differential microphones," IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Process., vol. 20, no. 1, pp 162-174, Jan. 2012. [link] [software]

Conference Papers

  • G. Vairetti, E. De Sena, M. Catrysse, S. H. Jensen, M. Moonen, and T. van Waterschoot, "Multichannel Identification of Room Acoustic Systems with Adaptive Filters based on Orthonormal Basis Functions," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoust. Speech and Signal Process. (ICASSP-16), Shanghai, China, March 2016 (accepted).
  • N. Antonello, E. De Sena, M. Moonen, P. A. Naylor, T. van Waterschoot, "Sound field control in a reverberant room using the Finite Difference Time Domain method" in Proc. of the 60th AES International Conference, Leuven, Belgium, Feb. 2016.
  • G. Vairetti, E. De Sena, M. Catrysse, S. H. Jensen, M. Moonen, T. van Waterschoot, "Room acoustic system identification using orthonormal basis function models," in Proc. of the 60th AES International Conference, Leuven, Belgium, Feb. 2016.
  • C. S. J. Doire, M. Brookes, P. A. Naylor, E. De Sena, T. van Waterschoot, S. H. Jensen, "Acoustic Environment Control: Implementation of a Reverberation Enhancement System," in Proc. of the 60th AES International Conference, Leuven, Belgium, Feb. 2016.
  • E. De Sena, N. Kaplanis, P. A. Naylor, T. van Waterschoot, "Large-scale auralised sound localisation experiment," in Proc. of the 60th AES International Conference, Leuven, Belgium, Feb. 2016.
  • G. Vairetti, E. De Sena, T. van Waterschoot, M. Moonen, M. Catrysse, N. Kaplanis and S.H. Jensen, "A Physically-motivated Parametric Model for Compact Representation of Room Impulse Responses based on Orthonormal Basis Functions," in Proc. 10th European Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (EuroNoise 2015), Maastricht, The Netherlands, June 2015.
  • E. De Sena and Z. Cvetković, "A Computational Model for the Estimation of Localisation Uncertainty," IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoust. Speech and Signal Process. (ICASSP-13), May 2013, Vancouver, Canada [candidate for best student paper award (top 2 percentile)]. [link]
  • H. Hacıhabiboğlu, E. De Sena, and Z. Cvetković, "Frequency-Domain Scattering Delay Networks for Simulating Room Acoustics in Virtual Environments " in the 7th ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Signal Image Tech. and Internet-based Syst. (SITIS'11), Dijon, France, November 2011. [link]
  • E. De Sena, H. Hacıhabiboğlu, and Z. Cvetković, "A generalized design method for directivity patterns of spherical microphone arrays," in Proc. 2011 IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoust. Speech and Signal Process. (ICASSP-11), Prague, Czech Republic, May 2011. [link] [pdf] [poster] [software]
  • E. De Sena, H. Hacıhabiboğlu, and Z. Cvetković, "Scattering Delay Network: An Interactive Reverberator for Computer Games," in Proc. 41st AES International Conference: Audio for Games, London, UK, February 2011. [link] [pdf] [presentation] [audio samples]
  • H. Hacıhabiboğlu, E. De Sena, and Z. Cvetković, "Design of a circular microphone array for panoramic audio recording and reproduction: Microphone directivity," Presented at 128th Audio Engineering Society Convention, Preprint #8063, London, UK, May 2010. [link] [pdf]
  • E. De Sena, H. Hacıhabiboğlu, and Z. Cvetković, "Design of a circular microphone array for panoramic audio recording and reproduction: Array radius," Presented at 128th Audio Engineering Society Convention, Preprint #8064, London, UK, May 2010. [link] [pdf] [poster]
  • E. Giordano, E. De Sena, G. Pau, and M. Gerla, "Vergilius: A scenario generator for VANET," in Proc. 2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology Conference: (VTC2010-Spring), Taipei, Taiwan, May 2010. [link] [pdf] [software]
  • E. De Sena, H. Hacıhabiboğlu, and Z. Cvetković, "Perceptual evaluation of a circularly symmetric microphone array for panoramic recording of audio," in Proc. of the 2nd International Symposium on Ambisonics and Spherical Acoustics, Paris, France, May 2010. [link] [pdf] [poster]
  • G. Marfia, G. Pau, E. Giordano, E. De Sena, M. Gerla, "VANET: On Mobility Scenarios and Urban Infrastructure. A Case Study", in Proc. 1st IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Mobile Networking for Vehicular Environments (MOVE'07), Anchorage, USA, May 2007. [link] [pdf]
  • G. Marfia, G. Pau, E. De Sena, E. Giordano, M. Gerla, "Evaluating vehicle network strategies for downtown Portland: opportunistic infrastructure and the importance of realistic mobility models", in Proc. of the 1st ACM international MobiSys Workshop on Mobile Opportunistic Networking (MobiOpp'07), San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2007. [link] [pdf]

Patents

  • E. De Sena, H. Hacıhabiboğlu, and Z. Cvetković, inventors; King's College London, assignee, "Electronic Device with Digital Reverberator and Method", US Patent n. 8,908,875, filed 2/2/2012, granted 09/12/2014.
  • H. Hacıhabiboğlu, E. De Sena, and Z. Cvetković, inventors; King's College London, assignee, "Microphone array", US Patent n. 8,976,977, filed 15/10/2010, granted 10/3/2015.

Theses

  • E. De Sena; supervisors: Z. Cvetković, "Analysis, Design and Implementation of Multichannel Audio Systems", Ph.D. Thesis, King's College London, London, UK, July 2013.
  • E. De Sena; supervisors: G. Franceschetti, L. Paura, G. Marfia, M. Gerla, "Novel software for the estimation of vehicular traffic", M.Sc. Thesis, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Napoli, Italy, July 2009.
  • E. De Sena; supervisors: G. Franceschetti, D. Riccio, G. Marfia, M. Gerla, "Vehicular ad Hoc Networks: performance analysis of network protocols", B.Sc. Thesis, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Napoli, Italy, March 2007.

Software

  • Spatial Audio Library (SAL): A C++ Library for spatial audio. You can checkout the repository by running git clone http://pub.git.desena.org/sal.git on your shell. [download] [git repository] [documentation]

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