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Dr Paul Kendrick
Telephone: 0161 295 4618
Location: Newton Building
Paul Kendrick is a research fellow in the acoustic research centre. His interests are in the areas of signal processing and machine audition. Currently investigating the use of machine audition techniques to assess audio quality with out prior knowlage of the recording method or content. The project began in april 2012 and is called The Good Recording Project Previously worked on a Project improving acoustic wind speed profiling using advanced signal processing techniquesPreviously I have worked on a DEFRA funded project entitled. 'The Investigation into the Management of Helicopter noise'. I have also worked with the BBC investigating the utilisation of Independant Component Analysis and Blind Source Seperation for broadcast audio with Ben Shirley. I have recently been awarded a PhD from salford, the title of which was 'The Blind Estimation of Room Acoustic Parameters from Music Signals' ' Previously I was involved in a project for the ITC/OFFCOM called "Clean Audio" for the hearing impaired.
I came to the University of Salford in 2001 after completing a BSc (hons) degree in electronic engineering from the University of Manchester. I had always been very interested in audio and decided that I would like to continue my education in that field.
The MSc course in audio acoustics seemed ideal from the course description covering a number of subjects including Psychoacoustics, room acoustics, digital signal processing and loudspeaker design to name but a few. The course itself was an intensive one year course involving a series of eight modules each of which were marked by two or three fairly substantial coursework pieces. For me this was ideal, as I tended to learn and especially understand things better by doing course work, rather than by revising for exams. By the end of the taught part of the course I now had a very fairly good level of understanding for a number of different subjects. Now the individual projects started. I chose a project related to the subject that I had the most interest in, music and DSP. My project involved creating a real-time playable virtual instrument using a physical model of a plucked guitar string to read about my project see here.
After completing the course I then applied for a research assistant position within the Acoustics research centre on the clean Audio Project.
The MSc in audio acoustics provided me with a good knowledge of advanced techniques and principals within the audio and acoustics subject areas, but perhaps more importantly, provided me with an excellent understanding of all the basic principals that these are based around. I now have an degree from a well respected Department within Acoustics and can look forward to excellent career prospects, with the abilty to succeed in the subject area I enjoy.
Outside my work at Salford, play in a number of bands,Semitt Falls and The Audiopimps, I play guitar, piano and pretend that I can play the drums as well as write alot of music, see my website here, design web pages eg; Growing sound, and Sound Matters