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BISH Bash bi-monthly meetup: Hosted by Adobe

Learn about the latest in audio research at Adobe and join your peers in the speech/music/audio signal processing industry in the bay area for drinks, bites and networking! 

This is a FREE event hosted by Adobe. Food, beer and wine will be provided courtesy of Adobe.


6:30 - 7:15 Networking reception

7:15 – 7:20 Introduction to BISH Bash

7:20 – 7:55 Talk on audio research at Adobe, by Gautham Mysore, Dawen Liang, Valkyrie Savage, and Minje Kim

7:55 – 8:15 Shoutouts (introduce yourself, share any challenges you are currently facing, share hot new signal processing technology, ask questions about industry trends)

8:30 - 9:00 Networking reception continued

Talk Abstract

In addition to pixels, audio is of great interest to Adobe as it finds itself in a number of products such as Audition, Premiere, and now in consumer products such as Adobe Voice. In this talk, we will introduce Adobe Research and how it fits into the company. We will then discuss a few audio technologies that we have developed along with some demos. Finally, a few of our summer interns will present their current summer internship work.

Speaker Bios

Gautham Mysore is a senior research scientist at Adobe Research. He develops machine learning and signal processing algorithms for various audio applications. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering also from Stanford. He is currently a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing and a vice chair of the AES Technical Committee on Semantic Audio Analysis. 

Dawen Liang a second year PhD student in LabROSA at Columbia University, working with Professor Dan Ellis, and is currently interning at Adobe Research. He works on statistical machine learning and its application to music/speech and text.

Valkyrie Savage is a fourth year PhD student at UC Berkeley in EECS working with Björn Hartmann in the Berkeley Institute of Design (BiD)and the Citris Invention Lab. She is currently interning at Adobe Research in San Francisco. Her research focus is digital fabrication and how we can leverage its potential to make prototyping input devices a faster and easier process. She is also intrigued by using fabrication to inspire fascination with STEAM in tomorrow's scientists. With her husband, Evan Savage, she co-founded a company (Savage Internet) in the space of experiential education.

Minje Kim is a third year PhD student in the Computer Science department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign . Before joining UIUC in 2011, he worked at ETRI, a national lab in Korea, as a researcher from 2006. He interned at Adobe Research in 2012 and 2013, and is interning here this summer as well. His research interests span topics in machine learning and signal processing. He is currently working on various machine listening projects, such as manifold preservation in audio enhancement tasks, fast and cost-efficient processing of large audio data, and music downbeat estimation.


There is generally some amount of street parking in the area. There are also a few parking garages on Townsend St. as well as King St. (between 7th and 8th St.).

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  • Tarun P.

    Thank you for attending the meetup at Adobe. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did organizing it. I just uploaded some photos of the event. If you took any photos, please share with everyone in the group.

    August 10, 2014

  • PS C.

    Let me know if anyone is interested in a Sr. DSP Eng position. Sensory is hiring. We work with speech recognition, beamforming and AEC.

    August 7, 2014

    • Richard H.

      PS, Please contact me at [masked].

      August 7, 2014

  • David K.

    I was looking forward to this, but I regret I won't be able to make it to this one because of family obligations.

    August 6, 2014

    • Tarun P.

      No worries David. Hope you can make it next time.

      August 6, 2014

  • Tarun P.

    Hi Everyone, once again thank you for the huge response! We are completely booked for this event also. As a courtesy to those on the waiting list, please update your RSVP as soon as possible if you know you won't be able to make it to the event for any reason. Thank you and look forward to meeting everyone next week!

    Hack on!

    August 1, 2014

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