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Rachel Bou Serhal Bio
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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. She is pursuing her PhD at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) where she works on a communication headset used in noisy work environments that will provide workers with good hearing protection and communication. The project envisions a Radio Acoustical Virtual Environment where speech is captured from inside the ear, de-noised 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. She is currently 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. Her research interests are hearing protection, speech signal processing, speech perception, nonlinear control, and engineering education.


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