Jorge Martinez Castaneda

"I want to contribute in making our faculty a welcoming place to study, advance science, and work"

I'm an Assistant Professor with focus on Education at the Multimedia Computing Group of the Intelligent Systems department of EEMCS where I do research on improving speech recognition in adverse conditions. I received my PhD degree from TuDelft in 2013 and worked afterwards with research groups from Google and Huawei, as well as in other small companies in the Netherlands. I specialize in acoustical signal processing. In particular modeling and simulation of "multi-channel room impulse responses", which is a characterization of how the sound field evolves in a given place. This has many uses in our modern society, from improved speech recognition in voice- controlled "intelligent personal assistants", to better noise reduction in your mobile phone, or to be able to understand the playing message at the train station even when the train arrives. I currently maintain active collaboration with industrial partners Bang & Olufsen, Alpine, and Kien on related research topics.

I also have a heart for education. I’m motivated into pursuing an education vision that could be described as “emphatic and inclusive scientific education”. A vision that incorporates ways to getting to know and understand better our societal context and ourselves, our students and each other, at the relevant levels to more efficiently and effectively give students the long- lasting skills and values they would need to cope with the challenges of modern society. I worked in the past as an educator in our faculty where I could gather insights into the current opportunities and challenges of our educational methods and programs.

Apart from being an educator and a scientist I consider myself an idealist and feminist, dreaming and striving at making education and science accessible and inclusive for everyone. In the past I've been involved in D&I initiatives in our faculty, like the MicroElectronics "Gender Diversity Task Force" and at this moment I'm affiliated with the faculty's D&I inclusion group (EDIT) and I'm member of the faculty's Work's Council (OdC).

What to talk about any of these subjects? Do not hesitate in contacting me!

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