Dr Ning Ma

Department of Computer Science

Research Fellow

Member of the Speech and Hearing (SpandH) research group

n.ma@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 1839

Full contact details

Dr Ning Ma
Department of Computer Science
Regent Court (DCS)
211 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
Research interests
  • Acoustic monitoring for healthcare
  • Speech and hearing technology
  • Binaural sound localisation
  • Hearing impairment and cochlear implant processing
Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Romero HE, Ma N, Hill EA & Brown GJ (2020) 0573 Screening for obstructive sleep apnea at home based on deep learning features derived from respiration sounds. Sleep, Vol. 43(Supplement_1) (pp a219-a220). Philadelphia, PA, USA (online conference), 27 August 2020 - 30 August 2020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Romero HE, Ma N & Brown GJ (2020) Snorer diarisation based on deep neural network embeddings. ICASSP 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Barcelona, Spain, 4 May 2020 - 8 May 2020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Romero H, Ma N, Brown G, Beeston A & Hasan M (2019) Deep learning features for robust detection of acoustic events in sleep-disordered breathing. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2019). Brighton, UK, 12 May 2019 - 17 May 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vecchiotti P, Ma N, Squartini S & Brown G (2019) End-to-end binaural sound localisation from the raw waveform. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2019). Brighton, UK, 12 May 2019 - 17 May 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Romero HE, Ma N, Brown GJ, Beeston AV & Hasan M (2019) Deep Learning Features for Robust Detection of Acoustic Events in Sleep-disordered Breathing.. ICASSP (pp 810-814) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Meutzner H, Ma N, Nickel R, Schymura C & Kolossa D (2017) Improving audio-visual speech recognition using deep neural networks with dynamic stream reliability estimates. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 5 March 2017 - 9 March 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Guo Y, Wang X, Wu C, Fu Q, Ma N & Brown G (2016) A robust dual-microphone speech source localization algorithm for reverberant environments. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2016 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zeiler S, Nicheli R, Ma N, Brown GJ & Kolossa D (2016) Robust audiovisual speech recognition using noise-adaptive linear discriminant analysis. ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, Vol. 2016-May (pp 2797-2801) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Marxer R, Barker J & Brown GJ (2015) Exploiting synchrony spectra and deep neural networks for noise-robust automatic speech recognition. 2015 IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU), 13 December 2015 - 17 December 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Brown GJ & Gonzalez JA (2015) Exploiting top-down source models to improve binaural localisation of multiple sources in reverberant environments. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, Vol. 2015-January (pp 160-164) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Brown G & May T (2015) Exploiting deep neural networks and head movements for binaural localisation of multiple speakers in reverberant conditions. Proceedings of Interspeech 2015 (pp 160-164). Dresden, Germany, 6 September 2015 - 10 September 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • May T, Ma N & Brown GJ (2015) Robust localisation of multiple speakers exploiting head movements and multi-conditional training of binaural cues. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Brisbane, 19 April 2015 - 24 April 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, May T, Wierstorf H & Brown GJ (2015) A machine-hearing system exploiting head movements for binaural sound localisation in reverberant conditions. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 19 April 2015 - 24 April 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, May T, Wierstorf H, Brown GJ & IEEE (2015) A MACHINE-HEARING SYSTEM EXPLOITING HEAD MOVEMENTS FOR BINAURAL SOUND LOCALISATION IN REVERBERANT CONDITIONS. 2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING (ICASSP) (pp 2699-2703) RIS download Bibtex download
  • May T, Ma N, Brown GJ & IEEE (2015) ROBUST LOCALISATION OF MULTIPLE SPEAKERS EXPLOITING HEAD MOVEMENTS AND MULTI-CONDITIONAL TRAINING OF BINAURAL CUES. 2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING (ICASSP) (pp 2679-2683) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Schymura C, Walther T, Kolossa D, Ma N & Brown GJ (2014) Binaural sound source localisation using a Bayesian-network-based blackboard system and hypothesis-driven feedback. Proceedings of Forum Acusticum, Vol. 2014-January View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N & Barker J (2013) A fragment-decoding plus missing-data imputation system evaluated on the 2nd CHiME challenge. Proceedings of the 2nd CHiME Workshop on Machine Listening in Multisource Environments (pp 53-58) RIS download Bibtex download
  • González JA, Peinado AM, Gómez AM & Ma N (2012) Log-spectral feature reconstruction based on an occlusion model for noise robust speech recognition. 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012, Vol. 3 (pp 2629-2632) RIS download Bibtex download
  • González JA, Peinado AM, Gómez AM, Ma N & Barker J (2012) Combining missing-data reconstruction and uncertainty decoding for robust speech recognition. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2012 IEEE International Conference on (pp 4693-4696). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N & Barker J (2012) Coupling identification and reconstruction of missing features for noise-robust automatic speech recognition. 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012, Vol. 3 (pp 2637-2640) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gonzalez JA, Peinado AM, Gomez AM, Ma N & Barker J (2012) Combining missing-data reconstruction and uncertainty decoding for robust speech recognition. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 25 March 2012 - 30 March 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Barker J, Christensen H & Green P (2011) Recent advances in fragment-based speech recognition in reverberant multisource environments.. Proceedings of ISCA Workshop on Machine Listening in Multisource Environments (pp 68-73) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Barker J, Christensen H & Green P (2011) Binaural cues for fragment-based speech recognition in reverberant multisource environments. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2011 (pp 1657-1660) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ning Ma , Barker J, Christensen H & Green P (2011) Incorporating localisation cues in a fragment decoding framework for distant binaural speech recognition. 2011 Joint Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays, 30 May 2011 - 1 June 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Barker J, Christensen H, Green P & Assoc ISC (2011) Binaural cues for fragment-based speech recognition in reverberant multisource environments. 12TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2011 (INTERSPEECH 2011), VOLS 1-5 (pp 1668-1671) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Morales-Cordovilla JA, Ma N, Sanchez V, Carmona JL, Peinado AM & Barker J (2011) A pitch based noise estimation technique for robust speech recognition with Missing Data. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 22 May 2011 - 27 May 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Barker J, Christensen H & Green P (2010) Distant microphone speech recognition in a noisy indoor environment: combining soft missing data and speech fragment decoding.. ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Statistical And Perceptual Audition RIS download Bibtex download
  • Christensen H, Barker J, Ma N & Green P (2010) The CHiME corpus: A resource and a challenge for computational hearing in multisource environments. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2010 (pp 1918-1921) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Bartels C, Bilmes J & Green P (2009) Modelling the prepausal lengthening effect for speech recognition: A dynamic Bayesian network approach. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. Taipei RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Bartels CD, Bilmes JA & Green PD (2009) Modelling the prepausal lengthening effect for speech recognition: a dynamic Bayesian network approach. 2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 19 April 2009 - 24 April 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Christensen H, Ma N, Wrigley SN & Barker J (2009) A SPEECH FRAGMENT APPROACH TO LOCALISING MULTIPLE SPEAKERS IN REVERBERANT ENVIRONMENTS. 2009 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1- 8, PROCEEDINGS (pp 4593-4596) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N & Green P (2008) A 'speechiness' measure to improve speech decoding in the presence of other sound sources. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH (pp 1285-1288) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N & Green P (2008) A 'speechiness' measure to improve speech decoding in the presence of other sound sources. INTERSPEECH 2008: 9TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2008, VOLS 1-5 (pp 1285-1288) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Christensen H, Ma N, Wrigley SN & Barker J (2007) Integrating pitch and localisation cues at a speech fragment level. INTERSPEECH 2007: 8TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION, VOLS 1-4 (pp 2752-2755) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Barker J & Green P (2007) Applying word duration constraints by using unrolled HMMs. INTERSPEECH 2007: 8TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION, VOLS 1-4 (pp 353-356) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Barker J, Coy A, Ma N & Cooke M (2006) Recent advances in speech fragment decoding techniques. INTERSPEECH 2006 AND 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPOKEN LANGUAGE PROCESSING, VOLS 1-5 (pp 85-88) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Green P & Coy A (2006) Exploiting dendritic autocorrelogram structure to identify spectro-temporal regions dominated by a single sound source. INTERSPEECH 2006 AND 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPOKEN LANGUAGE PROCESSING, VOLS 1-5 (pp 669-672) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N & Green P (2005) Context-dependent word duration modelling for robust speech recognition. 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (pp 2609-2612) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N & Brown GJ () Speech Localisation in a Multitalker Mixture by Humans and Machines. Interspeech 2016 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N & Green P () Context-dependent word duration modelling for robust speech recognition. INTERSPEECH. Lisbon RIS download Bibtex download