Cees Taal

I have a research and development background in signal processing applied to various types of signals including audio and speech, accelerometry and biomedical signals such as electrocardiography and photoplethysmography. I am currently working as a scientist at Philips Research where I develop algorithms for this sensor. I use this website mainly for putting stuff online, e.g., papers, (Matlab) code but also for some electronic music I used to produce (back from the days when I still had time 😉 ). If you are missing anything or have any questions just contact me!

Bio: Cees studied Music Technology at the Utrecht school of Arts, Hilversum, the Netherlands and graduated in 2004. During this study he visited STEIM, the Netherlands as a C++ music-dsp programmer an the audio lab, University of York, U.K., where he worked on physical modeling of drums. In 2008 Cees went to the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he obtained an M.Sc. in Computer Science (2008) and a Ph.D. in speech signal processing (2012).  The title of his thesis was “Prediction and Optimization of Speech Intelligibility in Adverse Conditions” which was a collaberation with Oticon A/S hearing aids. Subsequently, he held postdoc positions in the Sound and Image Processing Lab, KTH, Sweden in the field of Digital Signal Processing in Audiology (AUDIS) and in the ENT-department, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, in the field of speech processing applied to cochlear implants in collaboration with Advanced Bionics. He is currently working as a research scientist within Philips Research.