Gan Woon Seng

Woon-Seng Gan received his BEng (1st Class Hons) and PhD degrees, both in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK in 1989 and 1993 respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor and the Head of Information Engineering Division, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Nanyang Technological University. His research interests span a wide and related areas of adaptive signal processing, active noise control, directional sound system, psycho-acoustical signal processing, and real-time embedded systems.

Dr. Gan won the Institute of Engineer Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2001 for his work on Audio Beam System. He has published more than 200 international refereed journals and conferences, and has granted five Singapore/US patents. He had co-authored a book on Digital Signal Processors: Architectures, Implementations, and Applications (Prentice Hall, 2005) has since been translated to Chinese for adoption by universities in China. He is the leading author of a new book on Embedded Signal Processing with the Micro Signal Architecture (Wiley-IEEE, 2007) and also a new book on Subband Adaptive Filtering: Theory and Implementation is due to be published by Wiley in August 2009.

He is currently a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Professional Engineer of Singapore. In 2012, he became the Series Editor of the new SpringerBriefs in Signal Processing. He is also an Associate Technical Editor of the Journal of Audio Engineering Society (JAES); Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (ASLP); Editorial member of the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) Transactions on Signal and Information Processing; and Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech and Music Processing. He is currently a technical committee member of the Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems (DiSPS), and the Industry DSP Technology (IDSP) standing committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is a member of the Board of Governor of the APSIPA.

Academic Positions

  • Present

    Associate Professor

    Nanyang Technological University, School of Electrical Electronic Engineering

  • 2014 2011

    Head of Information Engineering Division

    Nanyang Technological University, School of Electrical Electronic Engineering

  • 2011 2007

    Deputy Director, Centre for Signal Processing

    Nanyang Technological University, School of Electrical Electronic Engineering

  • 1999 1998

    Senior Lecturer

    Nanyang Technological University, School of Electrical Electronic Engineering

  • 1998 1993

    Lecturer

    Nanyang Technological University, School of Electrical Electronic Engineering

Industry Experience and Consultancy

Analog Devices

DaimlerChrysler

National Instruments

Panasonic

ST Electronics

ST Kinetics

Texas Instruments

and other local companies

Research Funding

    Ministry of Education, Singapore

    Ministry of National Development (Land and Liveability National Innovation Challenge)

    National Environment Agency

    National Research Foundation (Proof-of-Concept)

    National Research Foundation (Interactive Digital Media)

    National Healthcare Group

    Singapore Millennium Foundation