Professor Clements is the Joseph M. Pettit Professor Emeritus of Digital Signal Processing within the school of ECE. His also served as the Director of Georgia Tech's Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) from 1999-2012. He received the S.B. (Bachelor's), S.M. (Master's), E.E. (Professional Engineer's), and Sc.D. (Doctorate) degrees in 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1982, all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his graduate work, he was supported by a National Institutes of Health fellowship for research in hearing prostheses, and corporate sponsorship for the development of real- time automatic speech recognition systems. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has been a member of the IEEE Speech Technical Committee, has served an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, and was elected to the Signal Processing Society's Board of Governors. Professor Clements is also founder and director of Nexidia, an Atlanta-based speech technology company. Professor Clements' current research interests involve digital processing of speech signals. This is concerned with such problems as the application of digital speech technology to sensory aids for the hearing impaired and automatic recognition of speech in adverse conditions. Some of the interesting problems arising from these applications include enhancement of speech in noise, formulation of robust perceptual distance measures, and real-time implementation. Dr. Clements also does work in efficient coding of speech signals, auditory modeling for improved speech analysis, speech production modeling, general digital signal processing, and pattern recognition. He was the 2011 recipient of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award. In 2016, he won a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for his Phonetic Indexing and Timing invention.
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