Tiago Henrique Falk
University of Quebec, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Énergie, Matériaux, Télécommunications (INRS-EMT)
Tiago H. Falk received the B.Sc. degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, in 2002, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Queen's University, Canada, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 2009-2010, he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto. Since December 2010 he has been with the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS-EMT) in Montreal, QC, where he directs the Multimedia/ Multimodal Signal Analysis and Enhancement (MuSAE) Lab. Prof. Falk’s research interests include human-machine interaction, multimedia/biomedical signal analysis and enhancement, sensor fusion, neuroengineering, rehabilitation engineering, and machine learning. He and his research team have published over 150 papers in top-tiered journals, peer-reviewed conferences, international book chapters and patents covering these topics. Throughout his academic career, Prof. Falk has received several awards, including the IEEE Kingston Section Ph.D. Research Excellence Award (2008); the 2009/10 IBBME Best Paper Award; the Best Student Paper Awards at the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (2005) and the International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control (2008); the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and their Applications (2012); the ‘Top-5 New & Notable’ Award at the Canadian Conference on Dementia (2011); the Prof. Newton Maia Young Scientist Award (2001); as well as two Teaching Awards (2005/07). He is Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, and a Member of the Global Young Academy. He is Associate Editor for the Journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association and the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering.