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Dr. Alan Kan received his PhD in engineering from the University of Sydney in 2010. During his PhD, he worked as a consultant for two startups developing technologies for personalizing audio VR and biomedical signal processing. After graduation, he worked as a Post-doc, and later as an Assistant Scientist, at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He held an appointment as Lecturer in the Department of Communcation Sciences and Disorders at UW-Madison in 2013-2014. In 2019, he joined the School of Engineering at Macquarie University. 

Research interests

Alan's research interests are in the areas of signal processing, psychoacoustics, spatial hearing, auditory neuroscience and computational modeling. He is most well known for his work with cochlear implants and audio virtual reality.

Research engagement

Beyond his position at the university, Alan is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. He served as a member of the Acoustical Society of America – Psychological and Physiological Acoustics Technical Committee from 2018-2021. He is also a regular reviewer for journals and conferences in signal processing, audio engineering, acoustics and hearing research. 


2021 Macquarie University, School of Engineering, ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering, ELEC2042 Digital Circuits and Systems, ELEC3042 Embedded Systems, ELEC4250/ELEC8250 System on Chip Design
2020 Macquarie University, School of Engineering, ELEC3043 Digital Systems Design, ELEC8250 System on Chip Design

2013-2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Communcation Sciences and Disorders, CS&D854/855 Electroacoustic and Instrumentation Calibration



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