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Biography of Joseph G. Tylka

Joseph (Joe) G. Tylka is an Assistant in Research at the 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics (3D3A) Laboratory and a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. He received his B.S. in physics from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he graduated cum laude with a minor in philosophy in May 2012. He subsequently received his M.A. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University with a concentration in acoustics and signal processing in September 2014. Joe has been a musician for almost his whole life and has had an interest in music technology and audio engineering for many years. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. and conducting his dissertation research on binaural rendering and navigation of recorded 3D soundfields. His research interests include 3D audio, psychoacoustics, and audio signal processing.

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  1. Binaural Rendering of Recorded 3D Soundfields
  2. Developing tools and techniques to capture and process real 3D soundfields to generate individualized and navigable binaural renderings of the recorded soundfields.

  3. Low-Noise Impulse Response Measurements
  4. Proposed an iterative measurement procedure to obtain impulse responses with reduced noise contamination and limited processing artifacts. Demonstrated experimentally that the procedure achieves superior results compared to conventional techniques in terms of measured SNR and peak pre-response amplitude.

  5. Loudspeaker Directivity: An Ongoing Experimental Survey
  6. Developed the data processing algorithms used to generate loudspeaker directivity data. Assembled the database of loudspeaker polar radiation measurements. Proposed metrics for directivity and constant-directivity by which the directivities of different loudspeakers may be compared.


R. Sridhar, J. G. Tylka, and E. Y. Choueiri. Metrics for Constant Directivity. In Audio Engineering Society Convention 140, May 2016.

J. G. Tylka and E. Y. Choueiri. Comparison of Techniques for Binaural Navigation of Higher-Order Ambisonic Soundfields. In Audio Engineering Society Convention 139, October 2015. (pdf, poster)

J. G. Tylka, R. Sridhar, and E. Y. Choueiri. A Database of Loudspeaker Polar Radiation Measurements. In Audio Engineering Society Convention 139, October 2015. (pdf, poster)

J. G. Tylka and E. Y. Choueiri. On the Calculation of Full and Partial Directivity Indices. Technical report, 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics Laboratory, Princeton University, November 2014. (pdf)

J. G. Tylka, R. Sridhar, B. B. Boren, and E. Y. Choueiri. A New Approach to Impulse Response Measurements at High Sampling Rates. In Audio Engineering Society Convention 137, October 2014. (pdf, slides)

Joseph Tylka