Research papers and code for "Ahmed H Tewfik":
In this work, a deep learning-based quantization scheme for log-likelihood ratio (L-value) storage is introduced. We analyze the dependency between the average magnitude of different L-values from the same quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) symbol and show they follow a consistent ordering. Based on this we design a deep autoencoder that jointly compresses and separately reconstructs each L-value, allowing the use of a weighted loss function that aims to more accurately reconstructs low magnitude inputs. Our method is shown to be competitive with state-of-the-art maximum mutual information quantization schemes, reducing the required memory footprint by a ratio of up to two and a loss of performance smaller than 0.1 dB with less than two effective bits per L-value or smaller than 0.04 dB with 2.25 effective bits. We experimentally show that our proposed method is a universal compression scheme in the sense that after training on an LDPC-coded Rayleigh fading scenario we can reuse the same network without further training on other channel models and codes while preserving the same performance benefits.

* Submitted to IEEE Globecom 2019
Click to Read Paper and Get Code
In this work, a deep learning-based method for log-likelihood ratio (LLR) lossy compression and quantization is proposed, with emphasis on a single-input single-output uncorrelated fading communication setting. A deep autoencoder network is trained to compress, quantize and reconstruct the bit log-likelihood ratios corresponding to a single transmitted symbol. Specifically, the encoder maps to a latent space with dimension equal to the number of sufficient statistics required to recover the inputs - equal to three in this case - while the decoder aims to reconstruct a noisy version of the latent representation with the purpose of modeling quantization effects in a differentiable way. Simulation results show that, when applied to a standard rate-1/2 low-density parity-check (LDPC) code, a finite precision compression factor of nearly three times is achieved when storing an entire codeword, with an incurred loss of performance lower than 0.1 dB compared to straightforward scalar quantization of the log-likelihood ratios.

* Submitted to EUSIPCO 2019
Click to Read Paper and Get Code
In this paper we demonstrate end to end continuous speech recognition (CSR) using electroencephalography (EEG) signals with no speech signal as input. An attention model based automatic speech recognition (ASR) and connectionist temporal classification (CTC) based ASR systems were implemented for performing recognition. We further demonstrate CSR for noisy speech by fusing with EEG features.

* Accepted for publication at IEEE EUSIPCO 2019. Camera-ready version. arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1906.08045
Click to Read Paper and Get Code
The performance of automatic speech recognition systems(ASR) degrades in the presence of noisy speech. This paper demonstrates that using electroencephalography (EEG) can help automatic speech recognition systems overcome performance loss in the presence of noise. The paper also shows that distillation training of automatic speech recognition systems using EEG features will increase their performance. Finally, we demonstrate the ability to recognize words from EEG with no speech signal on a limited English vocabulary with high accuracy.

* Accepted for ICASSP 2019
Click to Read Paper and Get Code
In this paper we demonstrate continuous noisy speech recognition using connectionist temporal classification (CTC) model on limited Chinese vocabulary using electroencephalography (EEG) features with no speech signal as input and we further demonstrate single CTC model based continuous noisy speech recognition on limited joint English and Chinese vocabulary using EEG features with no speech signal as input.

* On preparation for submission for ICASSP 2020. arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1906.08044
Click to Read Paper and Get Code
In this paper we demonstrate that performance of a speaker verification system can be improved by concatenating electroencephalography (EEG) signal features with speech signal. We use state of art end to end deep learning model for performing speaker verification and we demonstrate our results for noisy speech. Our results indicate that EEG signals can improve the robustness of speaker verification systems.

Click to Read Paper and Get Code