Mark Clements

Joseph M. Pettit Professor
Founder and Director, Nexidia, Inc.
Centergy 5226
Research interest: 
Digital speech processing and analysis
Speech recognition
Analysis and compensation of stress in speech
Sensory aids for the hearing impaired
Pattern Recognition
Digital Signal Processing
Supervised Investors Award for Teaching in Electrical Engineering, MIT - 1979
Technical Program Co-Chairman, SpeechTech '86 - 1986
Sigma Xi Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award, Georgia Tech - 1988, 1991, and 1997
Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Advisor Award, Georgia Tech - 1989
Fellow IEEE
IEEE Speech Technical Committee, 1987-1991
IEEE Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Associate Editor, 1989-1991
Technical Program Chairman, ICASSP-96
Board of Governors, IEEE Signal Processing Society 2003-2007

Dr. Mark A. Clements is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he holds the Joseph M. Pettit Endowed Professorship in Digital Signal Processing. His also served as the Director of Georgia Tech's Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) from 1999-2012. He received the S.B. (Bachelor's), S.M. (Master's), E.E. (Professional Engineer's), and Sc.D. (Doctorate) degrees in 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1982, all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his graduate work, he was supported by a National Institutes of Health fellowship for research in hearing prostheses, and corporate sponsorship for the development of real- time automatic speech recognition systems. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has been a member of the IEEE Speech Technical Committee, has served an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, and was elected to the Signal Processing Society's Board of Governors. Professor Clements is also founder and director of Nexidia, an Atlanta-based speech technology company. Professor Clements' current research interests involve digital processing of speech signals. This is concerned with such problems as the application of digital speech technology to sensory aids for the hearing impaired and automatic recognition of speech in adverse conditions. Some of the interesting problems arising from these applications include enhancement of speech in noise, formulation of robust perceptual distance measures, and real-time implementation. Dr. Clements also does work in efficient coding of speech signals, auditory modeling for improved speech analysis, speech production modeling, general digital signal processing, and pattern recognition.