Position title: Research Associate
Waisman Center, Room 567
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
I am currently a research associate in the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab. My primary research interest is to understand binaural hearing and speech perception in adverse conditions for children with normal hearing and children with cochlear implants. Prior to joining the lab, I received my BS in architectural engineering (AE) from Drexel University and PhD in AE from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studying the combined effects of noise, reverberation and foreign accent on speech comprehension by native and non-native listeners to provide practical classroom acoustics design guidelines. I also completed an 18-month postdoctoral training as a Marie-Curie Fellow at the Institute of Technical Acoustics at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, where I used acoustic virtual reality techniques to study speech perception in children and adults in complex acoustic environments.