Wenwu Wang (M02-SM11) was born in Anhui, China. He received the B.Sc. degree in automatic control in 1997, the M.E. degree in control science and control engineering in 2000, and the Ph.D. degree in navigation guidance and control in 2002, all from Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China, where he also received the Outstanding Graduate Award, the Excellent Paper Award, the Excellent Thesis Award and numerous Scholarships for academic excellence. He was awarded the PGCAP certificate in July 2010 from the University of Surrey.
He then joined King's College, London, U.K., in May 2002, as a postdoctoral research associate and transferred to Cardiff University, Cardiff, U.K., in January 2004, where he worked in the area of blind signal processing. In May 2005, he joined the Tao Group Ltd (now Antix Labs Ltd.), Reading, U.K., as a DSP engineer working on algorithm design and implementation for real-time and embedded audio and visual systems. In September 2006, he joined Creative Technology Ltd, Egham, U.K., as an R&D engineer, working on 3D spatial audio for mobile devices. Since May 2007, he has been with the Center for Vision Speech and Signal Processing, at University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K., where he is currently a Reader in Signal Processing, and a Co-Director of the Machine Audition Lab. He is a member of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) University Defence Research Collaboration (UDRC) in Signal Processing (since 2009), a member of the BBC Audio Research Partnership (since 2011), and an associate member of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (since 2014). During spring 2008, he has been a visiting scholar at the Perception and Neurodynamics Lab and the Center for Cognitive Science, The Ohio State University.
His current research interests include blind signal processing, sparse signal processing, audio-visual signal processing, machine learning and perception, machine audition (listening), and statistical anomaly detection. He has been a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on a number of research grants funded by the U.K./EU funding bodies such as the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), Ministry of Defence (MOD), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Home Office (HO), Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG), European Commission, as well as the U.K./EU industry such as BBC, Samsung (U.K.) and Atlas Electronik. He has (co-)authored over 130 publications in these areas, including two books, namely, Machine Audition: Principles, Algorithms and Systems by IGI Global published in 2010 and Blind Source Separation: Advances in Theory Algorithms and Applications by Springer in 2014.
He and his team have won the DSTL Best Solution Award (with former PhD student Qingju Liu) on the DSTL Challenge Workshop for the signal processing challenge "under-sampled signal recognition" in 2012, and the Best Student Paper Award nomination (with Qingju Liu) on the 9th International Conference on Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation in 2010, and the Hot Paper (feature article) on the Wiley/IEEE worldwide advert for publications in signal and image processing in 2008. The paper "Source Separation of Convolutive and Noisy Mixtures using Audio-Visual Dictionary Learning and Probabilistic Time-Frequency Masking", has made the front page of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing in November 2013. He was acknowledged as an Appreciated Reviewer for IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing in Jan 2008. He has been listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World (in both the 25th Silver Anniversary Edition in 2008 and the 26th Edition in 2009).
He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the ISCA, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and belongs to the IEEE Signal Processing, Circuits and Systems, and Computational Intelligence Societies. He has been a chair, session chair or a technical/program committee member on a number of international conferences including Local Arrangement Co-Chair of MLSP 2013, Session Chair of ICASSP 2012, Area and Session Chair of EUSIPCO 2012, Track Chair and Publicity Co-Chair of SSP 2009. He was a Tutorial Co-Speaker on ICASSP 2013. He is currently an Associate Editor for The Scientific World Journal: Signal Processing (Hindawi), and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.
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