Abigail Kressner

Graduate Student Researcher
Office: 
Centergy 5258B
Research interest: 
signal processing
biomedical engineering
human auditory system
Distinction: 
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow (NDSEG)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP)
Georgia Tech President's Fellow
Biography: 

I am a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Previously, I attended Washington University in St. Louis and Vanderbilt University where I received a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering and completed graduate studies in Hearing and Speech Sciences, respectively. I received a Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in August 2011 and continue to work towards a Doctor of Philosophy.

My research interests are generally in the areas of signal processing and biomedical engineering applied to the human auditory system. I am interested in developing innovative, physiologically-inspired audio processing techniques for cutting-edge amplification devices.

Currently, I am working under the advisement of Christopher J. Rozell and David V. Anderson, where I am leveraging state-of-the-art models of the auditory periphery to develop and assess hearing aid algorithms. Specifically, through a joint collaboration with the Laboratory for Neuroengineering and the Cooperative Analog and Digital Signal Processing (CADSP) group, I am investigating the use of sparse approximations and analog, low-power audio processing techniques for novel, non-linear hearing aid systems.

I am supported by the Department of Defense through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) Program. Additionally, I am a fellow of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).