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Roch Lefebvre

Roch Lefebvre is professor at the Faculty of Engineering in the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada, where he also manages the Research Group on Speech and Audio Coding since 1998.

He received the B.Sc. degree in physics from McGill University in 1989, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke in 1992 and 1995 respectively.

Professor Lefebvre is cofounder of VoiceAge Corporation, a Montreal-based company which commercialises digital speech and audio solutions for communications and consumer electronics.

His research areas include low bit rate and robust speech and audio coding, noise reduction and music analysis for automatic transcription.

Professor Lefebvre has published over 80 journal and conference papers and participated in two books on speech coding and signal processing. He also contributed to numerous standardisation activities in speech and audio coding within ITU-T, 3GPP and ISO MPEG. He is a member of the IEEE and the AES.

Institution: Université de Sherbrooke
SYTACom membership: Regular