Andrew Hines
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Electronic & Elect. Engineering

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sloan C, Harte N, Kelly D, Kokaram A.C, Hines A, Bitrate classification of twice-encoded audio using objective quality features, 2016 8th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience, QoMEX 2016, 2016, 2016, pp7498956- Conference Paper, 2016 DOI URL

Harte N, Gillen E, Hines A, TCD-VoIP, a research database of degraded speech for assessing quality in VoIP applications, 7th International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience, QoMEX 2015, 26-29 May 2015 , IEEE, 2015, 7148100- Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

Hines A, Skoglund J, Kokaram A.C, Harte N, ViSQOL: an objective speech quality model, Eurasip Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, 2015, (1), 2015, p13- Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Cullen, Ailbhe, Hines, Andrew and Harte, Naomi, Building a Database of Political Speech - Does culture matter in charisma annotations? , 1 4th International Workshop on Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge, AVEC 2014, AVEC'14: 4th International Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge and Workshop., Orlando, FL., 2014, pp27 - 31 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

Andrew Hines, Eoin Gillen, Jan Skoglund, Damien Kelly, Anil Kokaram and Naomi Harte, Perceived Audio Quality for Streaming Stereo Music. , ACM Multimedia, Orlando, FL, USA, 2014, pp1173 - 1176 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

A Hines, P Kendrick, A Barri, M Narwaria, JA Redi, Robustness and prediction accuracy of machine learning for objective visual quality assessment, EUSIPCO, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 URL TARA - Full Text

Hines, A., Skoglund, J., Kokaram, A., Harte, N. , Robustness of speech quality metrics to background noise and network degradations: Comparing ViSQOL, PESQ and POLQA, ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2013, pp3697-3701 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

A Hines, J Skoglund, A Kokaram, N Harte, Monitoring the Effects of Temporal Clipping on VoIP Speech Quality, Interspeech, Lyon, France, 2013, 2013, pp1188 - 1192 Conference Paper, 2013

A Hines, J Skoglund, A Kokaram, N Harte, Robustness of speech quality metrics to background noise and network degradations: Comparing ViSQOL, PESQ and POLQA, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Vancouver, Canada, 2013, pp3697 - 3701 Conference Paper, 2013

A Hines, P Pocta, H Melvin, Detailed Comparative Analysis of PESQ and VISQOL Behaviour in the Context of Playout Delay Adjustments Introduced by VoIP Jitter Buffer Algorithms, Fifth International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), Klagenfurt, Austria, 2013, 2013, pp18 - 22 Conference Paper, 2013

Andrew Hines, Naomi Harte, Improved Speech Intelligibility with a Chimaera Hearing Aid Algorithm, Interspeech, Portland, OR, ISCA, 2012, pp1 - 4 Conference Paper, 2012

Andrew Hines, Naomi Harte, Speech Intelligibility prediction using a Neurogram Similarity Index Measure, Speech Communication, 54, (2), 2012, p306-320 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Andrew Hines, Jan Skoglund, Anil Kokaram, Naomi Harte, ViSQOL: The Virtual Speech Quality Objective Listener, The International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC), Aachen, Germany, 4-6 Sept. 2012, 2012, pp1 - 4 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Andrew Hines and Naomi Harte, Comparing hearing aid algorithm performance using Simulated Performance Intensity Functions , Speech perception and auditory disorders, Int. Symposium on Audiological and Auditory Research (ISAAR), 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Andrew Hines and Naomi Harte , Simulated performance intensity functions , Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (EMBC), EMBS (IEEE). , 2011, pp7139 - 7142 Conference Paper, 2011

Andrew Hines and Naomi Harte, Speech intelligibility from image processing, Speech Communication, 52, (9), 2010, p736 - 752 Journal Article, 2010

Andrew Hines and Naomi Harte, Evaluating Sensorineural Hearing Loss With An Auditory Nerve Model Using A Mean Structural Similarity Measure. , European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO '10). , Aalborg, Denmark, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Andrew Hines, Naomi Harte, Error Metrics for Impaired Auditory Nerve Responses of Different Phoneme Groups, Interspeech 2009, Brighton, 2009, 2009, pp1119 - 1122 Conference Paper, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Andrew Hines, Naomi Harte , Measurement of phonemic degradation in sensorineural hearing loss using a computational model of the auditory periphery , IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference ISSC 2009, UCD, June 10-11, 2009, pp1-6 Conference Paper, 2009 URL TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Speech Quality for VoIP
  • Summary
    • This project is developing new metrics to measure speech quality for VoIP applications, particularly Google Chrome WebRTC
  • Funding Agency
    • Google, Inc.
  • Date From
    • April 2012
  • Date To
    • April 2013
  • Title
    • Advanced Metrics for Audio-Visual Signal Quality in Internet Communications
  • Summary
    • To develop a real-time, robust, and reliable metric of speech quality which is sensitive to typical wideband VoIP degradations.
  • Funding Agency
    • Co-Funded by Enterprise Ireland and Google, Inc.
  • Date From
    • Sep 2013
  • Date To
    • Nov 2014

Recognition

Representations

Irish representative to the EU COST Action IC1003 entitled "European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services (QUALINET)"

Memberships

ISCA (International Speech Communication Association)

IEEE, SPS (Signal Processing Society)