Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders

Faculty


 

Kostas Kokkinakis

Assistant Professor
Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders
Lawrence Campus

Phone:  785-864-4467
Fax: 785-864-3974

kokkinak@ku.edu

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK, 2000
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK, 2001
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK, 2006

Research Interests

Dr. Kokkinakis' research focuses on signal processing, binaural hearing mechanisms and psychoacoustics. His research interests lie in the development of speech coding strategies and their application to cochlear implants.

Selected Publications

Books

K Kokkinakis and P C Loizou (2010). Advances in Modern Blind Signal Separation Algorithms: Theory and Applications (Morgan & Claypool, San Rafael, CA).

Journals


K Kokkinakis and N Pak (2014). Binaural advantages in users of bimodal and bilateral cochlear implant devices, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135 (1), EL47-EL53.

Y Hu and K Kokkinakis (2014). Effects of early and late reflections on intelligibility of reverberated speech by cochlear implant listeners, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135 (1), EL22-EL28.

K Kokkinakis, B Azimi, Y Hu and D R Friedland (2012). Single and multiple microphone noise reduction strategies in cochlear implants, Trends in Amplification, 16 (2), 102-116.


K Kokkinakis and P C Loizou (2011). The impact of reverberant self-masking and overlap-masking effects on speech intelligibility by cochlear implant listeners, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130 (3), 1099-1102.

K Kokkinakis, O Hazrati and P C Loizou (2011). A channel-selection criterion for suppressing reverberation in cochlear implants, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129 (5), 3221-3232.

K Kokkinakis and P C Loizou (2010). Multi-microphone adaptive noise reduction strategies for co-ordinated stimulation in bilateral cochlear implants, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127 (5), 3136-3144.

K Kokkinakis and P C Loizou (2009). Selective-tap blind dereverberation for two-microphone enhancement of reverberant speech, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 16, 961-964.

K Kokkinakis and P C Loizou (2008). Using blind source separation techniques to improve speech recognition in bilateral cochlear implant patients, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123 (4) 2379-2390.

K Kokkinakis and A K Nandi (2007). Generalized Gamma density-based score functions for fast and flexible ICA, Signal Processing, 87 (5), 1156-1162.

K Kokkinakis and A K Nandi (2006). Multichannel blind deconvolution for source separation in convolutive mixtures of speech, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, Language Processing, 14 (1), 200-212.

K Kokkinakis and A K Nandi (2005). Exponent parameter estimation for generalized Gaussian probability density functions with application to speech modeling, Signal Processing, 85 (9), 1852-1858.

Current Funding

Principal Investigator (PI: Kostas Kokkinakis), Blind processing for better speech recognition with cochlear implant devices, R03 DC 008882, 6/1/2009 - 6/1/2013, National Institutes of Health (NIDCD), $225,000.

Principal Investigator (PI: Kostas Kokkinakis), Binaural speech perception with auditory prostheses, UL1 TR 000001, 3/1/2013 - 3/1/2014, NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, Frontiers Program, $30,000

 

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