Rachel Bouserhal

Academic Project | In-Ear Microphone Technologies

Academic Degree | Post-doc | 2016-09 - 2020-10

Meritas | -Mitacs & NRC-IRAP Award for Commercialization (2018) -Fonds de Recherche du Québec-Société et Culture, Audace Program (2018) -CIRMMT Travel Award to participate in NHCA (2018) -McGill Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grant (2018) -Most Promising Invention Award (2018) -Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Grant (2016-2018) -CIRMMT Travel Award to participate in NHCA and ARO (2016) -ETS FIR Travel Award to participate in NHCA and ARO (2016) -Travel Fund scholarship from ETS to go to NHCA (2015-2016) -Travel Fund scholarship from ETS to go to NHCA (2014-2015) -CIRMMT Student Award Scholarship (2014) -Erasmus Mundus European Exchange (2014) -Travel Fund scholarship from ETS to go to NHCA (2013-2014) -Poster Award EREST (2013) -Internal Scholarship from ETS (2013)

Biography | Rachel is a passionate teacher, an inquisitive researcher, an adventurous cyclist and an ardent music lover. She completed her B.S in Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University, where she was heavily involved with Audio Enthusiasts and Engineers, a student group that promotes project based learning environments and holds weekly educational forums on all things related to audio. She continued on at MSU where she finished her Master’s in Electrical Engineering in December 2011 focusing on nonlinear control systems. She moved to Montreal in the beginning of 2012 to follow her research interests and experience the beautiful culture the city has to offer. In June 2016, she completed her PhD at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). During her PhD she developed a low-complexity in-ear speech enhancement algorithm and modeled the vocal effort of talkers wearing hearing protection devices. She spent 7 months in Copenhagen at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) working on the vocal effort modeling part of her project as a visiting PhD under the Erasmus Mundus Auditory Cognitive Network Grant. She is now on a postdoctoral fellowship under the Mitacs elevate program. Her project envisions a Radio Acoustical Virtual Environment where speech is captured from inside the ear, denoised and enhanced to be transmitted only to a specific radius of listeners. This distance will be a function of the speaker's vocal effort and background noise level. Her research interests are hearing protection, speech signal processing, speech perception, nonlinear control, and engineering education.

Fabien Bonnet

Academic Project | ProPro

Academic Degree | Post-doc | 2019-06 - 2022-12

Eitel Houédakor

Academic Project | Stage Vision Carrières - Tests d'écoute de fichiers audionumériques pour protecteurs auditifs électroniques

Academic Degree | Stagiaire (canadien) | 2019-08 - 2019-08

Antoine Costa

Academic Project | Stage "Classe Affaire" au sein de la Chaire de recherche industrielle EERS-CRSNG en technologies intra-auriculaires (CRITIAS)

Academic Degree | Stagiaire (canadien) | 2019-08 - 2019-08

Liva Ramari

Academic Project | Développement d’un dispositif de calibration électroacoustique pour protecteurs auditifs numériques

Academic Degree | Stagiaire (international) | 2019-07 - 2019-08

Antoine Pachot

Academic Project | Optimization of a Voice Activity Detection Algorithm Based on nLMS Adaptive Filter

Academic Degree | Stagiaire (international) | 2019-06 - 2019-08

Hugues Nelisse

Academic Project | DSP implementation of advanced audio signal processing algorithms for in-ear wearables

Academic Degree | Stagiaire (international) | 2020-05 - 2020-08

Antoine Bernier

Academic Project | Development of an active hearing protection device for musicians

Academic Degree | Doctorat | 2013-09 - 2019-12

Meritas | 2014 exchange grant from the office of international coordination of ÉTS for radiation outside Quebec of post-graduate research students. Doctorate grant from FQRNT. Mitacs accelerate grant, 2012 and 2011.

Biography | Antoine Bernier is a PhD candidate, passionate researcher and electrical engineer specialised in audio. His theoretical knowledge and practical mind have allowed him to make multiple tangible contributions to the world of hearing protection and audio in the form of prototypes, publications and a patent. His research work focuses on the development of an active musician earplug that integrates active noise control and allows the musician to play in loud environment safely while hearing himself and others naturally. This interesting project involves acoustics, psychoacoustics, signal processing, programming, electronics, embedded systems, 3D design and precision physical realisation skills.

Vincent Nadon

Academic Project | Développement d'une méthode et d'algorithmes pour la mesure combinée, sous un protecteur auditif, de la dose d'exposition au bruit ainsi que la fatigue auditive engendrée telle que mesurée au moyen des émissions oto-acoustiques. Development of a method and algorithms for the combined measurement of the noise exposure dose under a hearing protector as well as its effects on auditory fatigue as measured by otoacoustic emissions.

Academic Degree | Doctorat | 2014-09 - 2019-12

Meritas | -Prix Universitaire du Mérite, Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec 2019 -"Rayonnement de la recherche" grant for a conference, ÉTS AUT2018 -Eckel Prize of the canadian acoustical association 2018 -"Rayonnement de la recherche" grant for a conference, ÉTS HIV2018 -CIRMMT travel award 2017-2018 -"Rayonnement de la recherche" grant for a conference, ÉTS HIV2017 -1st prize for ÉREST scientific poster contest, ÉTS HIV2017 -FIR-D grant for conference (BCI), ÉTS HIV2016 -2014: 1st Prize of Excellence for master thesis "Development of an otoacoustic emission measurement probe", École de technologie supérieure -2014-2017: IRSST Ph.D. Scholarship

Biography | After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2012 at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montréal, Vincent was looking for challenges in a field close to his interests in music. This is when he approached Professor Jérémie Voix at ÉTS to start a Master degree in Electrical Engineering, mostly working with Acoustics. When Vincent completed his Master in Applied Science in 2014, Jérémie Voix proposed to continue the research with a PhD, Vincent accepted the challenge. His research interests include Acoustics, hearing conservation and signal processing.

Gabrielle Crétot-Richert

Academic Project | Mesure de l'attention par EEG intra-auriculaire

Academic Degree | Doctorat | 2016-09 - 2019-12

Meritas | - Scholarship from the Pierre Arbour foundation, 2018 - Erasmus Mundus Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience fellowship at the Neuropsychology Lab of Oldenburg University in Germany and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Oxford University, 2016-2017 - Travel fund scholarship from ETS, 2017 - Jury's recommendation for Master's project at École polytechnique de Montréal, 2015 - Best final year integrating project in biomedical engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal, 2012-2013 - Certificate for Outstanding Academic Achievement from McGill University - French Baccalaureate in Science awarded with the highest distinction

Biography | Always in search of new challenges, Gabrielle holds a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a Master's degree in technological project management, both from École polytechnique de Montréal. She started her academic career studying Physiology at McGill University and pivoted to engineering as she discovered a strong preference for applied sciences and problem solving. After her Master's, Gabrielle became project manager at Nüvü Caméras, a Montreal-based high-technology start-up, focused on the design and manufacturing of the most sensitive camera in the market. Having answered the needs of observatories around the world, Gabrielle was overseeing the company's new mission of diversifying into medical and space-mission applications. After 3 years at the company, Gabrielle decided to go back to academia at École de technologie supérieure to reconnect with her passion for biomedical engineering and start a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Jeremie Voix on his “bionic ear project” - an ambitious collaboration on multimodal bio-sensing using a device that centers in and around the ear. Her main points of interest for this project are electroencephalography, brain wave analysis, machine learning algorithms and mobile application development.

Michel Demuynck

Academic Project | Modeling of earpieces subjected to earcanal deformations

Academic Degree | Doctorat | 2018-09 - 2021-12

Tigran Avetissian

Academic Project | Technologies intra-auriculaire : approches piézoélectriques pour l’autonomie énergétique.

Academic Degree | Doctorat | 2019-04 - 2021-07

Arthur Colombier

Academic Project | Développement d'un système de mesure de l'atténuation de protecteurs auditifs; https://www.etsmtl.ca/recherche/etudes-superieures-et-recherche/projets-de-recherche-pour-etudiants/developpement-d-un-systeme-de-mesure-de-l-attenuat/

Academic Degree | Doctorat | 2020-01 - 2023-04

Elliot Drees

Academic Project | Protection auditive pour musiciens : gestion de l’effet d’isolation

Academic Degree | Doctorat | 2020-01 - 2023-04

Philippe Chabot

Academic Project | Classification de sons non-verbaux produit par l'humain.

Academic Degree | Maîtrise | 2017-09 - 2019-04

Biography | Philippe Chabot completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at ÉTS in 2017. While doing his B.Sc, he decided to specialize in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical Engineering, hoping he could use both of them in future projects. While in University, he worked part time as a R&D Technician at Optech Montréal and as an Embedded Developer. In fall 2015, Philippe did an internship abroad, in Japan. During 6 months, he worked in the research laboratories of NTT in the field of IOT where he considerably improved his Python programming skills.

Jacob Bouchard-Roy

Academic Project | Évaluation du potentiel énergétique lié à l'activité temporo-mandibulaire

Academic Degree | Maîtrise | 2018-01 - 2019-12

Meritas | Finalist for "Inventer le monde demain" contest of "Génium360" in the "Relève" categorie.

Biography | After completing his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at ÉTS in summer 2017, Jacob worked for the aerospace field. He has experience in Project Management and Computer Aided Design. It was in winter 2018 when he began his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at ÉTS. During his academic career, Jacob had the opportunity to study at the National School of Water, Energy and Environment (ENSE3) in Grenoble, France, in the mechanical and energy fields. He was able to develop his skills in instrumentation and energy, his main areas of interest in engineering.

Thibaut Peretti

Academic Project | Intégration d'une interface EEG sur la plateforme ARP (Auditory Research Platform)

Academic Degree | Maîtrise | 2018-09 - 2019-04

Sébastien De Baermaker

Academic Project | Cartographie de la sensibilité cutanée du conduit auditif humain (Phase II)

Academic Degree | Maîtrise | 2018-10 - 2020-08

Danielle Benesch

Academic Project | The Sensitive Ear: Real-time monitoring of in-ear physiological and audio signals

Academic Degree | Maîtrise | 2020-01 - 2021-08