CNEL Alumnus: Kenneth E. Hild

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About Me

I have completed the requirements for a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Florida.
My Research Interests

During my stay in Florida, I worked in the fields of Information Theoretic Learning, Blind Source Separation and Subspace Projections. I am particularly interested in how results from these fields of study may be applied to multi-speaker convolutive speech separation to improve hearing aids, time-varying EKG demixing to separate the fetal heartbeat from that of the mother, and neuronal feature extraction for prosthesis control. Other interests include communication theory (especially magnetic storage) and adaptive filter theory (especially general purpose criteria for supervised and unsupervised machine learning).
Research Goals

Better understand the properties of the MRMI-SIG algorithm, and determine applications for which it is particularly suited. These applications include, but are not limited to: improving hearing aids, reducing co-channel interference in communications channels, fetal EKG separation, feature extraction/subspace projection for recognition/classification pre-processing, and blind deconvolution/equalization.

CNEL Papers
1Kenneth Hild,"Blind Separation of Convolutive Mixtures Using Renyi's Divergence", Dec. 2003, University of Florida.(author PDF)
Journal Papers
1Kenneth E. Hild II, Deniz Erdogmus, Kari Torkkola, Jose C. Principe, "Feature extraction using information-theoretic learning", Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 28, No. 9, pp. 1385-1392, Sept. 2006 (author PDF)
2Kenneth E. Hild II, Deniz Erdogmus, Jose C. Principe, "Experimental upper bound for the performance of convolutive source separation methods", Trans. on Signal Processing, Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 627-635, Feb. 2006 (author PDF)
3Kenneth E. Hild II, Deniz Erdogmus, Jose C. Principe, "An analysis of entropy estimators for blind source separation", Signal Processing, Vol. 86, No. 1, pp. 182-194, Jan. 2006 (author PDF)
4Kenneth E. Hild II, David Pinto, Deniz Erdogmus, Jose C. Principe, "Convolutive blind source separation by minimizing mutual information between segments of signals", Trans. on Circuits and Systems I: Theory and Applications, Vol. 52, No. 10, pp. 2188-2196, Oct. 2005 (author PDF)
5Kenneth E. Hild II, Deniz Erdogmus, Jose C. Principe, "Corrections to 'Blind Source Separation Using Renyi's Mutual Information'", Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 10, No. 8, pp. 250-250, Aug. 2003 (author PDF)
6Kenneth E. Hild II, Deniz Erdogmus, Jose Principe, "Blind Source Separation Using Renyi's Mutual Information", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 174-176, June 2001 (author PDF)
Conference Papers
1Dorothee E. Marossero, Deniz Erdogmus, Neil Euliano, Jose C. Principe, Kenneth E. Hild II, "Independent Components Analysis for fetal electrocardiogram extraction: A case for the data efficient Mermaid algorithm," Intl. Work. on Neural Networks for Signal Processing.(Accepted) (author PDF)
2M. Lazaro, I. Santamaria, C. Pantaleon, D. Erdomus, K.E. Hild II, J.C. Principe, "Blind equalization by sampled pdf fitting", Intl. Conf. on ICA and Signal Separation, pp. 1041-1046, Apr. 2003 (author PDF)
3Kenneth E. Hild II, Deniz Erdogmus, Jose C. Principe, "Blind source separation of time-varying, instantanteous mixtures using an on-line algorithm", Intl. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, pp. 993-996, May 2002 (author PDF)
4Kenneth E. Hild II, Deniz Erdogmus, Jose Principe, "On-line Minimum Mutual Information Method for Time-Varying Blind Source Separation", Intl. Conf. on ICA and Signal Separation, pp. 126-131, Dec. 2001 (author PDF)
5D. Erdogmus, K.E. Hild II, J.C. Principe, "Independent Components Analysis Using Renyi's Mutual Information and Legendre Density", Intl. Joint Conf. on Neural Networks, pp. 2762-2767, July 2001 (author PDF)

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