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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 July 2013 I was awarded the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from King's College London under the supervision of Prof. Zoran Cvetković. The Ph.D. was funded by an EPSRC scholarship. From 2012 until 2013 I was part of the academic staff of the Division of Engineering at King's College London as a Teaching Fellow. From August to September 2013 I was a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University. I am currently an ER Marie Curie fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven. My research interests include multichannel audio systems, psychoacoustics of spatial hearing, room acoustics simulation, and microphone array processing.

Contact information

KU Leuven
Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT)
Stadius Center for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics (STADIUS)

Kasteelpark Arenberg 10
B-3001 Leuven (Heverlee)
Belgium

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

Journal Publications

  • 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 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 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 Publications

  • 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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