Mikhail B. Stolbov

Cand. Sc. Tech. (Ph.D.)

Lecturer
Department of Speech Information Systems,
National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (University ITMO)

15, Frunze str.,
St. Petersburg, Russia, 196135
E-mail: stolbov@mail.ifmo.ru

Senior Researcher
STC-innovations Ltd

4 Krasutskogo str.,
St. Petersburg, Russia, 196084
E-mail: stolbov@speechpro.com

Office: +7 812 325 8848 ext. 6742

Education

  • Cand. Sc. Tech. (Ph.D.): 12.1984 (Leningradsky Electrotechnical Institute (LETI), Technical Cybernetics), thesis “Investigation and development of adaptive spectral processing algorithms of broadband processes”
  • Engineer(M.Sc.): 03.1976 (LETI, Optoelectronics), graduation work “Distant Pyrometry under Real Conditions”
  • 1970-1976: Student of the Leningradsky Electrotechnical Institute (LETI), Faculty of Electronic Engineering, specialty: optoelectronics

Work experience

  • 2011 — Lecturer, Department of Speech Information Systems, University ITMO
  • 2011 — Senior Researcher, STC-innovations, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1997 — Senior Researcher, Speech Technology Center Ltd, St. Petersburg, Russia: Development of programs and devices for speech enhancement and noise cancellation.
  • 1996-1997 Head of Marketing Division, ECO-Marketing Ltd, St. Petersburg, Russia: Development and sale of environmental services
  • 1994-1996 Deputy Director, ROUD Ltd, St. Petersburg, Russia: Development and sale of medical equipment (Doppler).
  • 1984-94 Senior researcher, University LETI: Development of technical vision systems and adaptive optics
  • 1984 PhD-student, University LETI
  • 1981-84 Scientific researcher, LETI: development of digital signal processing algorithms
  • 1976-81 Engineer, Scientific-Researcher LETI: development of systems for distant pyrometry

Publications

  • 56 refereed journal papers, refereed conference papers, other scientific papers
  • 19 patents

Administrative duties

  • Chief of Speech Enhancement and Noise cancellation group of the Science and Engineering Board, Speech Technology Center, Ltd, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2008—

Major research projects

  • 1998 Speech Interactive System (SIS)
  • 1999 Cinderella 2000 (noise cancellation device)
  • 2001 Sound Cleaner (noise cancellation and speech enhancement real-time algorithms)
  • 2002 Denoiser box (compact device for noise cancellation and speech enhancement)
  • 2003 Denoiser Mobile (noise cancellation algorithms for mobile devices)
  • 2004-2005 Algorithms for forensic investigation of audio recordings
  • 2006 Cinderella-micro (noise cancellation device)
  • 2006 Formant tracking algorithm
  • 2007-2008 Real-time speech dereverberation algorithms
  • 2010 ANF II (professional noise cancellation automatic device)
  • 2011 NoiseFilter SDK (Software Development Kit for noise cancellation and speech enhancement)
  • 2012 Sound Cleaner II (New algorithms for noise cancellation and speech enhancement)
  • Bimodal (voice+face) biometrics system (Skolkovo Foundation, 11-13)
  • Speaker identification in reverberant environments (government contract, 09-11)
  • Speaker identification over different communication channels (government contract, 09-10)
  • Identification of drug-intoxicated speakers (government contract, 08-09)

Last publications

Journal papers:

  • M. Stolbov, “Algorithm of signal-to-noise estimation of speech signals “, scientific and technical journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 82(6), Nov.-Dec. 2012, pp.67-71 (rus).
  • S. Aleinik, M. Stolbov “Audiodevices acoustic noise suppression using asynchronous reference signal”, Izv. VUZOV, Priborostroenie. 2013, 56 (2), pp. 11-17 (rus).

Refereed conference papers:

  • M. Stolbov, P. Ignatov, “Speech Enhancement Technique for Low SNR Recording”, Proc. of 42-th Int. Conf. AES Audio Forensics, USA, 2012, pp.23-28.
  • P. Ignatov, M. Stolbov, S. Aleinik, “Semi-Automated Technique for Noisy Recording Enhancement Using an Independent Reference Recording”, Proc. of 42-th Int. Conf. AES Audio Forensics, USA, 2012, pp.57-64.