Dr Bob Lawlor

Electronic Engineering, ALL Institute, Human Health Institute

Lecturer
Assistant Professor

Engineering Building
E3.04
(01) 708 6199

Biography

Bob is a Lecturer in the Department of Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University. He spent the early years of his professional career as a research and development engineer with Sony Corp in the UK and Japan. His specific research interests include digital signal processing and problem-based learning (PBL).
He currently co-chairs the national enquiry and problem-based learning network,  Facilitate.

Research Interests

Digital Signal Processing Speech Processing Audio Signal Processing Audio Time-Scale Modification English as a Foreign Language English as a Second Language Language Teaching and Learning Computer Assisted Language Learning Project & Problem Based Learning

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2006 'A hybrid time-frequency domain approach to audio time-scale modification'
Dorran D.;Lawlor R.;Coyle E. (2006) 'A hybrid time-frequency domain approach to audio time-scale modification'. AES: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 54 (1-2):21-31 [Details]
2006 'A hybrid time-frequency domain approach to audio time-scale modification'
Dorran, D;Lawlor, R;Coyle, E (2006) 'A hybrid time-frequency domain approach to audio time-scale modification'. AES: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 54 :21-31 [Details]
1994 'Digital Filters Simplified'
Lawlor, R. (1994) 'Digital Filters Simplified'. ELECTRONICS WORLD, [Details]
2005 'A resource management tool for implementing strategic direction in an academic department'
Ringwood, J. Devitt, F., Doherty, S., Farrell, R., Lawlor R., McLoone, S.C., McLoone, S.F., Rogers, A., Villing, R. and Ward, T. (2005) 'A resource management tool for implementing strategic direction in an academic department'. JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, 27 :273-283 [IR Link] [Details]
1999 'A Novel Efficient Algorithm for Music Transposition'
Lawlor B., Fagan, A.D. (1999) 'A Novel Efficient Algorithm for Music Transposition'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - ORGANISED SOUND, 4 :161-167 [IR Link] [Details]
1993 'Development of a Crosstalk Measurement Type Three-Dimensional Digital Color Decoder'
Ito, S.E., Lawlor, B., Ebihara. N. (1993) 'Development of a Crosstalk Measurement Type Three-Dimensional Digital Color Decoder'. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, 39 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'A resource management tool for implementing strategic direction in an academic department'
Ringwood J.;Devitt F.;Doherty S.;Farrell R.;Lawlor B.;McLoone S.;Rogers A.;Villing R.;Ward T. (2005) 'A resource management tool for implementing strategic direction in an academic department'. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 27 (2):273-283 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Using podcasts to support communication skills development: A case study for content format preferences among postgraduate research students'
Lawlor, B;Donnelly, R (2010) 'Using podcasts to support communication skills development: A case study for content format preferences among postgraduate research students'. Computers and Education, 54 :962-971 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'The impact of cognitive training and mental stimulation on cognitive and everyday functioning of healthy older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis'
Kelly, M., Loughrey, D., Lawlor, B., Robertson, I., Walsh, C. & Brennan, S. (2014) 'The impact of cognitive training and mental stimulation on cognitive and everyday functioning of healthy older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis'. Ageing Research Reviews, 15 :28-43 [Details]
2017 'The impact of the Mediterranean diet on cognitive functioning of healthy older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis'
Loughrey, D., Lavecchia, S., Brennan, S., Lawlor, B., Kelly, M. (2017) 'The impact of the Mediterranean diet on cognitive functioning of healthy older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis'. Advances In Nutrition, [Details]
2017 'The association of age-related hearing loss with cognition function, cognitive impairment and dementia: A systematic review with meta-analysis'
Loughrey, D., Kelly, M., Kelley, G.A, Brennan, S. & Lawlor, B.A. (2017) 'The association of age-related hearing loss with cognition function, cognitive impairment and dementia: A systematic review with meta-analysis'. Annals of Internal Medicine, [Details]
2017 'Cognitive rehabilitation for early stage Alzheimer’s disease. A pilot study with an Irish population'
Kelly, M., Lawlor, B., Coen, R., Robertson, I. & Brennan, S. (2017) 'Cognitive rehabilitation for early stage Alzheimer’s disease. A pilot study with an Irish population'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, [Details]
2014 'The impact of exercise interventions on the cognitive function of healthy older adults. A systematic review and meta-analysis'
Kelly, M., Loughrey, D., Lawlor, B., Robertson, I., Walsh, C. & Brennan, S. (2014) 'The impact of exercise interventions on the cognitive function of healthy older adults. A systematic review and meta-analysis'. Ageing Research Reviews, 16 :12-31 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
1994 'Digital Filters Simplified'
Lawlor, R. (1994) 'Digital Filters Simplified' Electronics World and Wireless World, . [Details]
1994 'Digital Filters Simplified'
Lawlor, R. (1994) 'Digital Filters Simplified' Electronics World and Wireless World, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2002 Implementation of real-time AMDF pitch-detection for voice gender normalisation
Jung E.;Schwarzbacher A.;Lawlor R. (2002) Implementation of real-time AMDF pitch-detection for voice gender normalisation International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, DSP , pp.827-830 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Time-scale modification of music using a subband approach based on the bark scale
Dorran D.;Lawlor R. (2003) Time-scale modification of music using a subband approach based on the bark scale IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics , pp.173-176 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2003 High quality time-scale modification of speech using a peak alignment overlap-add algorithm (PAOLA)
Dorran D.;Lawlor R.;Coyle E. (2003) High quality time-scale modification of speech using a peak alignment overlap-add algorithm (PAOLA) ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings , pp.700-703 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Time-scale modification of music using a synchronized subband/time-domain approach
Dorran D.;Lawlor R. (2004) Time-scale modification of music using a synchronized subband/time-domain approach ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings , pp.IV-225-IV-228 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Multi-channel audio time-scale modification
Dorran D.;Lawlor R.;Coyle E. (2005) Multi-channel audio time-scale modification Audio Engineering Society - 119th Convention Fall Preprints 2005 , pp.61-67 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Audio time-scale modification using a hybrid time-frequency domain approach
Dorran D.;Coyle E.;Lawlor R. (2005) Audio time-scale modification using a hybrid time-frequency domain approach IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics , pp.279-282 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 Speech source enhancement using a Modified ADRess algorithm for applications in mobile communications
Cahill N.;Cooney R.;Humphreys K.;Lawlor R. (2006) Speech source enhancement using a Modified ADRess algorithm for applications in mobile communications Audio Engineering Society - 121st Convention Papers 2006 , pp.1143-1152 [Details]
2006 An enhanced implementation of the ADRess (Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis) music source separation algorithm
Cooney R.;Cahill N.;Lawlor R. (2006) An enhanced implementation of the ADRess (Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis) music source separation algorithm Audio Engineering Society - 121st Convention Papers 2006 , pp.1441-1448 [Details]
2006 A comparison of time-domain time-scale modification algorithms
Dorran D.;Lawlor R.;Coyle E. (2006) A comparison of time-domain time-scale modification algorithms Audio Engineering Society - 120th Convention Spring Preprints 2006 , pp.20-37 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 An approach to doubletalk detection based on non-negative matrix factorization
Cahill N.;Lawlor R. (2008) An approach to doubletalk detection based on non-negative matrix factorization Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2008 , pp.497-501 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation
Cahill, N;Lawlor, R (2008) A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation 2008 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1-12 , pp.4593-4596 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 AN APPROACH TO DOUBLETALK DETECTION BASED ON NON-NEGATIVE MATRIX FACTORIZATION
Cahill, N;Lawlor, R (2008) AN APPROACH TO DOUBLETALK DETECTION BASED ON NON-NEGATIVE MATRIX FACTORIZATION ISSPIT: 8TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SIGNAL PROCESSING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY , pp.497-501 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation
Cahill N.;Lawlor R. (2008) A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings , pp.4593-4596 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 A novel approach to Acoustic Echo cancellation
Cahill N.;Lawlor R. (2008) A novel approach to Acoustic Echo cancellation European Signal Processing Conference [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Onset Detection and Music Transcription for the Irish Tin Whistle
Gainza, M., Lawlor, B. and Coyle, E. (2004) Onset Detection and Music Transcription for the Irish Tin Whistle Irish Signals and Systems Conference [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Multi pitch estimation by using modified IIR Comb Filters
Mikel Gainza, Bob Lawlor, Eugene Coyle (2005) Multi pitch estimation by using modified IIR Comb Filters 47th International Symposium ELMAR-2005, on Multimedia Systems and Applications [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Real-time Sound Source Separation using Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis
Barry, D. and Lawlor, R. and Coyle E. (2004) Real-time Sound Source Separation using Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis Proc. 117th Audio Engineering Society Convention [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Prior Subspace Analysis for Drum Transcription
D. FitzGerald, E. Coyle, B. Lawlor. (2003) Prior Subspace Analysis for Drum Transcription 114th Audio Engineering Society Conference [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Onset Detection, Music Transcription, and Ornament Detection for the Traditional Irish Fiddle
Aileen Kelleher, Derry Fitzgerald, Mikel Gainza, Eugene Coyle, Bob Lawlor (2005) Onset Detection, Music Transcription, and Ornament Detection for the Traditional Irish Fiddle Audio Engineering Society, 118th Convention [Details]
2005 Onset Detection using Comb Filters
Mikel Gainza, Bob Lawlor, Eugene Coyle (2005) Onset Detection using Comb Filters IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Independent Subspace Analysis using Locally Linear Embedding
FitzGerald, D., Lawlor, B. and Coyle, E. (2003) Independent Subspace Analysis using Locally Linear Embedding Proceedings of the DigitalAudio Effects Conference (DAFX03) [IR Link] [Details]
2002 Improved performance Speech codec for mobile communications
K. Humphreys and R. Lawlor (2002) Improved performance Speech codec for mobile communications International Conference on Spoken Language Processing [IR Link] [Details]
2002 Implementation of Real-Time AMDF Pitch-Detection for Voice Gender Normalisation
E. Jung, A. Schwarzbacher, R. Lawlor (2002) Implementation of Real-Time AMDF Pitch-Detection for Voice Gender Normalisation 14th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing [IR Link] [Details]
2003 High Quality Time-Scale Modification of Speech Using a Peak Alignment Overlap-Add Algorithm (PAOLA)
David Dorran, Bob Lawlor, Eugene Coyle (2003) High Quality Time-Scale Modification of Speech Using a Peak Alignment Overlap-Add Algorithm (PAOLA) International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signals Processing, ICASSP 2003 [IR Link] [Details]
1998 Time-scale modification of speech by zero-crossing rate overlap-add (ZCR-OLA)
B. Lawlor, A. Fagan. (1998) Time-scale modification of speech by zero-crossing rate overlap-add (ZCR-OLA) Irish Signals and Systems Conference [Details]
2004 Embedded Test Engine for Efficient At-Speed Scan Testing and Performance Binning of Microprocessors
Lawlor, E., Farrell. R. (2004) Embedded Test Engine for Efficient At-Speed Scan Testing and Performance Binning of Microprocessors Integrated Circuit Test Workshop [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Drum Transcription Using Automatic Grouping of Events and Prior Subspace Analysis
FitzGerald, D., Lawlor, B. and Coyle, E. (2003) Drum Transcription Using Automatic Grouping of Events and Prior Subspace Analysis Proceedings of the 4th European Workshop on Image Analysis for MultimediaInteractive Services [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Harmonic Sound Source Separation Using FIR Comb Filters
Gainza, M., Lawlor, B. and Coyle, E. (2004) Harmonic Sound Source Separation Using FIR Comb Filters Proc. 117th Audio Engineering Society Convention [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Drum Source Separation using Percussive Feature Detection and Spectral Modulation
Dan Barry, Derry Fitzgerald, Eugene Coyle, Bob Lawlor (2005) Drum Source Separation using Percussive Feature Detection and Spectral Modulation Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2005 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 Demixing of Speech Mixtures and Enhancement of Noisy Speech Using ADRess Algorithm
Cahill N., Cooney R., Humphreys K., and Lawlor R (2006) Demixing of Speech Mixtures and Enhancement of Noisy Speech Using ADRess Algorithm IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Audio Time-Scale Modification Using a Hybrid Time-Domain/Frequency-Domain Approach
David Dorran, Eugene Coyle, Robert Lawlor (2005) Audio Time-Scale Modification Using a Hybrid Time-Domain/Frequency-Domain Approach IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics [IR Link] [Details]
2002 Application of Voice Gender Normalisation (VGN) to Speech Coding for Mobile Communications
Kenneth Humphreys and Robert Lawlor (2002) Application of Voice Gender Normalisation (VGN) to Speech Coding for Mobile Communications Irish Signals and Systems Conference [Details]
2002 Application of Real-Time Time-Scale and Frequency-Scale Modification Algorithms to Voice Gender Normalisation
E. Jung, R. Lawlor (2002) Application of Real-Time Time-Scale and Frequency-Scale Modification Algorithms to Voice Gender Normalisation Irish Signals and Systems Conference [Details]
2002 Application of Real-time AMDF Pitch Detection in a Voice Gender Normalisation System
E. Jung, A. Schwarzbacher, K. Humphreys, R. Lawlor (2002) Application of Real-time AMDF Pitch Detection in a Voice Gender Normalisation System International Conference on Spoken Language Processing [IR Link] [Details]
2006 An Enhanced implementation of the ADRess (Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis) Music Source Separation Algorithm
Rory Cooney , Niall Cahill , and Robert Lawlor (2006) An Enhanced implementation of the ADRess (Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis) Music Source Separation Algorithm Audio Engineering Society 121st Convention [Details]
2004 Time-scale modification of music using a synchronized subband/time-domain approach
Dorran D., Lawlor, R. (2004) Time-scale modification of music using a synchronized subband/time-domain approach IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing [IR Link] [Details]
1994 Time-Frequency Signal Analysis
R. Lawlor, et. al. (1994) Time-Frequency Signal Analysis Irish Digital Signal Processing and Control Colloquium (IDSPCC '94) [Details]
2002 Sub-band Independent Subspace Analysis for Drum Transcription
Derry FitzGerald, Eugene Coyle, Bob Lawlor (2002) Sub-band Independent Subspace Analysis for Drum Transcription Proc. of the 5th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFX-02) [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Sound Source Separation: Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis
Barry, D., Lawlor, R. and Coyle E. (2004) Sound Source Separation: Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis Proc. 7th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFX 04 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Single Channel Source Separation using Short-time Independent Component Analysis
Dan Barry, Derry Fitzgerald, Eugene Coyle and Bob Lawlor (2005) Single Channel Source Separation using Short-time Independent Component Analysis Audio Engineering Society 119th Convention [IR Link] [Details]
2006 Speech Source Enhancement using a Modified ADRess Algorithm for Applications in Mobile Communications
Niall Cahill, Rory Cooney, Kenneth Humphreys and Robert Lawlor (2006) Speech Source Enhancement using a Modified ADRess Algorithm for Applications in Mobile Communications Audio Engineering Society 121st Convention [Details]
2004 An efficient phasiness reduction technique for moderate audio time-scale modification
Dorran D., Lawlor, R. and Coyle E. (2004) An efficient phasiness reduction technique for moderate audio time-scale modification Proc. 7th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFX [IR Link] [Details]
2008 An approach to Doubletalk Detection based on Non-Negative Matrix Factorisation
N. Cahill and R. Lawlor (2008) An approach to Doubletalk Detection based on Non-Negative Matrix Factorisation IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (IEEE ISSPIT-08) [IR Link] [Details]
1999 A Novel High Quality Efficient Algorithm for Time-Scale Modification of Speech
Lawlor B., Fagan, A.D. (1999) A Novel High Quality Efficient Algorithm for Time-Scale Modification of Speech Eurospeech 99, 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology [IR Link] [Details]
1999 A novel efficient algorithm for voice gender conversion
Lawlor B., Fagan, A.D. (1999) A novel efficient algorithm for voice gender conversion 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS [IR Link] [Details]
1999 A Novel Efficient Algorithm for Audio Time-Scale Modification
Lawlor B., Fagan, A.D (1999) A Novel Efficient Algorithm for Audio Time-Scale Modification Irish Signals and Systems Conference [Details]
2008 A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation
Cahill, N. Lawlor, R. (2008) A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) [IR Link] [Details]
2008 A novel approach to acoustic echo cancellation
N. Cahill and R. Lawlor (2008) A novel approach to acoustic echo cancellation European Signal Processing Conf. (EUSIPCO-08) [IR Link] [Details]
2006 A Hybrid Time-Frequency Domain Approach to Audio Time-Scale Modification
D. Dorran, B. Lawlor, E. Coyle (2006) A Hybrid Time-Frequency Domain Approach to Audio Time-Scale Modification Audio Engineering Society [Details]
1996 A Joint Time-Frequency approach to time-scale modification of audio signals
R. Lawlor, B Murray. (1996) A Joint Time-Frequency approach to time-scale modification of audio signals Irish Digital Signal Processing and Control Colloquium (IDSPCC '96) [Details]
2004 Onset based audio segmentation for the irish tin whistle
Gainza M.;Lawlor B.;Coyle E. (2004) Onset based audio segmentation for the irish tin whistle 2004 7th International Conference on Signal Processing Proceedings, ICSP , pp.597-600 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Onset based audio segmentation for the irish tin whistle
Gainza M.;Lawlor B.;Coyle E. (2004) Onset based audio segmentation for the irish tin whistle International Conference on Signal Processing Proceedings, ICSP , pp.594-597 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Drum source separation using percussive feature detection and spectral modulation
Barry D.;Fitzgerald D.;Coyle E.;Lawlor B. (2005) Drum source separation using percussive feature detection and spectral modulation IEE Conference Publication , pp.13-17 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Multi pitch estimation by using modified IIR comb filters
Gainza M.;Lawlor B.;Coyle E. (2005) Multi pitch estimation by using modified IIR comb filters Proceedings Elmar - International Symposium Electronics in Marine , pp.233-236 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Comparison of signal reconstruction methods for the azimuth discrimination and resynthesis algorithm
Barry D.;Lawlor B.;Coyle E. (2005) Comparison of signal reconstruction methods for the azimuth discrimination and resynthesis algorithm Audio Engineering Society - 118th Convention Spring Preprints 2005 , pp.1420-1425 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Onset detection using comb filters
Gainza M.;Coyle E.;Lawlor B. (2005) Onset detection using comb filters IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics , pp.263-266 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Single channel source separation using short-time Independent Component Analysis
Barry D.;Fitzgerald D.;Coyle E.;Lawlor B. (2005) Single channel source separation using short-time Independent Component Analysis Audio Engineering Society - 119th Convention Fall Preprints 2005 , pp.849-854 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Onset detection, music transcription and ornament detection for the traditional Irish fiddle
Kelleher A.;Fitzgerald D.;Gainza M.;Coyle E.;Lawlor B. (2005) Onset detection, music transcription and ornament detection for the traditional Irish fiddle Audio Engineering Society - 118th Convention Spring Preprints 2005 , pp.1453-1457 [Details]
2014 On project oriented problem based learning (POPBL) for a first year engineering circuits project
McLoone S.;Lawlor B.;Meehan A. (2014) On project oriented problem based learning (POPBL) for a first year engineering circuits project IET Conference Publications , pp.386-391 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 A novel approach to Acoustic Echo cancellation
Cahill N.;Lawlor R. (2008) A novel approach to Acoustic Echo cancellation European Signal Processing Conference [IR Link] [Details]
2008 AN APPROACH TO DOUBLETALK DETECTION BASED ON NON-NEGATIVE MATRIX FACTORIZATION
Cahill, N;Lawlor, R (2008) AN APPROACH TO DOUBLETALK DETECTION BASED ON NON-NEGATIVE MATRIX FACTORIZATION ISSPIT: 8TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SIGNAL PROCESSING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY , pp.497-501 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation
Cahill N.;Lawlor R. (2008) A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings , pp.4593-4596 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 An approach to doubletalk detection based on non-negative matrix factorization
Cahill N.;Lawlor R. (2008) An approach to doubletalk detection based on non-negative matrix factorization Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2008 , pp.497-501 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation
Cahill, N;Lawlor, R (2008) A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation 2008 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1-12 , pp.4593-4596 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 A comparison of time-domain time-scale modification algorithms
Dorran D.;Lawlor R.;Coyle E. (2006) A comparison of time-domain time-scale modification algorithms Audio Engineering Society - 120th Convention Spring Preprints 2006 , pp.20-37 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 Speech source enhancement using a Modified ADRess algorithm for applications in mobile communications
Cahill N.;Cooney R.;Humphreys K.;Lawlor R. (2006) Speech source enhancement using a Modified ADRess algorithm for applications in mobile communications Audio Engineering Society - 121st Convention Papers 2006 , pp.1143-1152 [Details]
2006 An enhanced implementation of the ADRess (Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis) music source separation algorithm
Cooney R.;Cahill N.;Lawlor R. (2006) An enhanced implementation of the ADRess (Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis) music source separation algorithm Audio Engineering Society - 121st Convention Papers 2006 , pp.1441-1448 [Details]
2005 Audio time-scale modification using a hybrid time-frequency domain approach
Dorran D.;Coyle E.;Lawlor R. (2005) Audio time-scale modification using a hybrid time-frequency domain approach IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics , pp.279-282 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Multi-channel audio time-scale modification
Dorran D.;Lawlor R.;Coyle E. (2005) Multi-channel audio time-scale modification Audio Engineering Society - 119th Convention Fall Preprints 2005 , pp.61-67 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Onset based audio segmentation for the irish tin whistle
Gainza M.;Lawlor B.;Coyle E. (2004) Onset based audio segmentation for the irish tin whistle 2004 7th International Conference on Signal Processing Proceedings, ICSP , pp.597-600 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Time-scale modification of music using a synchronized subband/time-domain approach
Dorran D.;Lawlor R. (2004) Time-scale modification of music using a synchronized subband/time-domain approach ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings , pp.IV-225-IV-228 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Time-scale modification of music using a subband approach based on the bark scale
Dorran D.;Lawlor R. (2003) Time-scale modification of music using a subband approach based on the bark scale IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics , pp.173-176 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2003 High quality time-scale modification of speech using a peak alignment overlap-add algorithm (PAOLA)
Dorran D.;Lawlor R.;Coyle E. (2003) High quality time-scale modification of speech using a peak alignment overlap-add algorithm (PAOLA) ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings , pp.700-703 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 Implementation of real-time AMDF pitch-detection for voice gender normalisation
Jung E.;Schwarzbacher A.;Lawlor R. (2002) Implementation of real-time AMDF pitch-detection for voice gender normalisation International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, DSP , pp.827-830 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Onset based audio segmentation for the irish tin whistle
Gainza M.;Lawlor B.;Coyle E. (2004) Onset based audio segmentation for the irish tin whistle International Conference on Signal Processing Proceedings, ICSP , pp.594-597 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Drum source separation using percussive feature detection and spectral modulation
Barry D.;Fitzgerald D.;Coyle E.;Lawlor B. (2005) Drum source separation using percussive feature detection and spectral modulation IEE Conference Publication , pp.13-17 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Multi pitch estimation by using modified IIR comb filters
Gainza M.;Lawlor B.;Coyle E. (2005) Multi pitch estimation by using modified IIR comb filters Proceedings Elmar - International Symposium Electronics in Marine , pp.233-236 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Comparison of signal reconstruction methods for the azimuth discrimination and resynthesis algorithm
Barry D.;Lawlor B.;Coyle E. (2005) Comparison of signal reconstruction methods for the azimuth discrimination and resynthesis algorithm Audio Engineering Society - 118th Convention Spring Preprints 2005 , pp.1420-1425 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Onset detection using comb filters
Gainza M.;Coyle E.;Lawlor B. (2005) Onset detection using comb filters IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics , pp.263-266 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Single channel source separation using short-time Independent Component Analysis
Barry D.;Fitzgerald D.;Coyle E.;Lawlor B. (2005) Single channel source separation using short-time Independent Component Analysis Audio Engineering Society - 119th Convention Fall Preprints 2005 , pp.849-854 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Onset detection, music transcription and ornament detection for the traditional Irish fiddle
Kelleher A.;Fitzgerald D.;Gainza M.;Coyle E.;Lawlor B. (2005) Onset detection, music transcription and ornament detection for the traditional Irish fiddle Audio Engineering Society - 118th Convention Spring Preprints 2005 , pp.1453-1457 [Details]
2014 On project oriented problem based learning (POPBL) for a first year engineering circuits project
McLoone S.;Lawlor B.;Meehan A. (2014) On project oriented problem based learning (POPBL) for a first year engineering circuits project IET Conference Publications , pp.386-391 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 A novel approach to acoustic echo cancellation
N. Cahill and R. Lawlor (2008) A novel approach to acoustic echo cancellation European Signal Processing Conf. (EUSIPCO-08) [IR Link] [Details]
2008 An approach to Doubletalk Detection based on Non-Negative Matrix Factorisation
N. Cahill and R. Lawlor (2008) An approach to Doubletalk Detection based on Non-Negative Matrix Factorisation IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (IEEE ISSPIT-08) [IR Link] [Details]
2008 A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation
Cahill, N. Lawlor, R. (2008) A novel approach to mixed phase room impulse response inversion for speech dereverberation IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) [IR Link] [Details]
2006 An Enhanced implementation of the ADRess (Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis) Music Source Separation Algorithm
Rory Cooney , Niall Cahill , and Robert Lawlor (2006) An Enhanced implementation of the ADRess (Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis) Music Source Separation Algorithm Audio Engineering Society 121st Convention [Details]
2006 Speech Source Enhancement using a Modified ADRess Algorithm for Applications in Mobile Communications
Niall Cahill, Rory Cooney, Kenneth Humphreys and Robert Lawlor (2006) Speech Source Enhancement using a Modified ADRess Algorithm for Applications in Mobile Communications Audio Engineering Society 121st Convention [Details]
2006 Demixing of Speech Mixtures and Enhancement of Noisy Speech Using ADRess Algorithm
Cahill N., Cooney R., Humphreys K., and Lawlor R (2006) Demixing of Speech Mixtures and Enhancement of Noisy Speech Using ADRess Algorithm IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference [IR Link] [Details]
2006 A Hybrid Time-Frequency Domain Approach to Audio Time-Scale Modification
D. Dorran, B. Lawlor, E. Coyle (2006) A Hybrid Time-Frequency Domain Approach to Audio Time-Scale Modification Audio Engineering Society [Details]
2005 Onset Detection using Comb Filters
Mikel Gainza, Bob Lawlor, Eugene Coyle (2005) Onset Detection using Comb Filters IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Onset Detection, Music Transcription, and Ornament Detection for the Traditional Irish Fiddle
Aileen Kelleher, Derry Fitzgerald, Mikel Gainza, Eugene Coyle, Bob Lawlor (2005) Onset Detection, Music Transcription, and Ornament Detection for the Traditional Irish Fiddle Audio Engineering Society, 118th Convention [Details]
2005 Drum Source Separation using Percussive Feature Detection and Spectral Modulation
Dan Barry, Derry Fitzgerald, Eugene Coyle, Bob Lawlor (2005) Drum Source Separation using Percussive Feature Detection and Spectral Modulation Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2005 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Multi pitch estimation by using modified IIR Comb Filters
Mikel Gainza, Bob Lawlor, Eugene Coyle (2005) Multi pitch estimation by using modified IIR Comb Filters 47th International Symposium ELMAR-2005, on Multimedia Systems and Applications [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Single Channel Source Separation using Short-time Independent Component Analysis
Dan Barry, Derry Fitzgerald, Eugene Coyle and Bob Lawlor (2005) Single Channel Source Separation using Short-time Independent Component Analysis Audio Engineering Society 119th Convention [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Audio Time-Scale Modification Using a Hybrid Time-Domain/Frequency-Domain Approach
David Dorran, Eugene Coyle, Robert Lawlor (2005) Audio Time-Scale Modification Using a Hybrid Time-Domain/Frequency-Domain Approach IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Onset Detection and Music Transcription for the Irish Tin Whistle
Gainza, M., Lawlor, B. and Coyle, E. (2004) Onset Detection and Music Transcription for the Irish Tin Whistle Irish Signals and Systems Conference [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Sound Source Separation: Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis
Barry, D., Lawlor, R. and Coyle E. (2004) Sound Source Separation: Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis Proc. 7th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFX 04 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Real-time Sound Source Separation using Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis
Barry, D. and Lawlor, R. and Coyle E. (2004) Real-time Sound Source Separation using Azimuth Discrimination and Resynthesis Proc. 117th Audio Engineering Society Convention [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Harmonic Sound Source Separation Using FIR Comb Filters
Gainza, M., Lawlor, B. and Coyle, E. (2004) Harmonic Sound Source Separation Using FIR Comb Filters Proc. 117th Audio Engineering Society Convention [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Embedded Test Engine for Efficient At-Speed Scan Testing and Performance Binning of Microprocessors
Lawlor, E., Farrell. R. (2004) Embedded Test Engine for Efficient At-Speed Scan Testing and Performance Binning of Microprocessors Integrated Circuit Test Workshop [IR Link] [Details]
2004 An efficient phasiness reduction technique for moderate audio time-scale modification
Dorran D., Lawlor, R. and Coyle E. (2004) An efficient phasiness reduction technique for moderate audio time-scale modification Proc. 7th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFX [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Time-scale modification of music using a synchronized subband/time-domain approach
Dorran D., Lawlor, R. (2004) Time-scale modification of music using a synchronized subband/time-domain approach IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing [IR Link] [Details]
2003 High Quality Time-Scale Modification of Speech Using a Peak Alignment Overlap-Add Algorithm (PAOLA)
David Dorran, Bob Lawlor, Eugene Coyle (2003) High Quality Time-Scale Modification of Speech Using a Peak Alignment Overlap-Add Algorithm (PAOLA) International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signals Processing, ICASSP 2003 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Drum Transcription Using Automatic Grouping of Events and Prior Subspace Analysis
FitzGerald, D., Lawlor, B. and Coyle, E. (2003) Drum Transcription Using Automatic Grouping of Events and Prior Subspace Analysis Proceedings of the 4th European Workshop on Image Analysis for MultimediaInteractive Services [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Prior Subspace Analysis for Drum Transcription
D. FitzGerald, E. Coyle, B. Lawlor. (2003) Prior Subspace Analysis for Drum Transcription 114th Audio Engineering Society Conference [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Independent Subspace Analysis using Locally Linear Embedding
FitzGerald, D., Lawlor, B. and Coyle, E. (2003) Independent Subspace Analysis using Locally Linear Embedding Proceedings of the DigitalAudio Effects Conference (DAFX03) [IR Link] [Details]
2002 Application of Voice Gender Normalisation (VGN) to Speech Coding for Mobile Communications
Kenneth Humphreys and Robert Lawlor (2002) Application of Voice Gender Normalisation (VGN) to Speech Coding for Mobile Communications Irish Signals and Systems Conference [Details]
2002 Implementation of Real-Time AMDF Pitch-Detection for Voice Gender Normalisation
E. Jung, A. Schwarzbacher, R. Lawlor (2002) Implementation of Real-Time AMDF Pitch-Detection for Voice Gender Normalisation 14th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing [IR Link] [Details]
2002 Sub-band Independent Subspace Analysis for Drum Transcription
Derry FitzGerald, Eugene Coyle, Bob Lawlor (2002) Sub-band Independent Subspace Analysis for Drum Transcription Proc. of the 5th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFX-02) [IR Link] [Details]
2002 Application of Real-Time Time-Scale and Frequency-Scale Modification Algorithms to Voice Gender Normalisation
E. Jung, R. Lawlor (2002) Application of Real-Time Time-Scale and Frequency-Scale Modification Algorithms to Voice Gender Normalisation Irish Signals and Systems Conference [Details]
2002 Improved performance Speech codec for mobile communications
K. Humphreys and R. Lawlor (2002) Improved performance Speech codec for mobile communications International Conference on Spoken Language Processing [IR Link] [Details]
2002 Application of Real-time AMDF Pitch Detection in a Voice Gender Normalisation System
E. Jung, A. Schwarzbacher, K. Humphreys, R. Lawlor (2002) Application of Real-time AMDF Pitch Detection in a Voice Gender Normalisation System International Conference on Spoken Language Processing [IR Link] [Details]
1999 A Novel High Quality Efficient Algorithm for Time-Scale Modification of Speech
Lawlor B., Fagan, A.D. (1999) A Novel High Quality Efficient Algorithm for Time-Scale Modification of Speech Eurospeech 99, 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology [IR Link] [Details]
1999 A Novel Efficient Algorithm for Audio Time-Scale Modification
Lawlor B., Fagan, A.D (1999) A Novel Efficient Algorithm for Audio Time-Scale Modification Irish Signals and Systems Conference [Details]
1999 A novel efficient algorithm for voice gender conversion
Lawlor B., Fagan, A.D. (1999) A novel efficient algorithm for voice gender conversion 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS [IR Link] [Details]
1998 Time-scale modification of speech by zero-crossing rate overlap-add (ZCR-OLA)
B. Lawlor, A. Fagan. (1998) Time-scale modification of speech by zero-crossing rate overlap-add (ZCR-OLA) Irish Signals and Systems Conference [Details]
1996 A Joint Time-Frequency approach to time-scale modification of audio signals
R. Lawlor, B Murray. (1996) A Joint Time-Frequency approach to time-scale modification of audio signals Irish Digital Signal Processing and Control Colloquium (IDSPCC '96) [Details]
1994 Time-Frequency Signal Analysis
R. Lawlor, et. al. (1994) Time-Frequency Signal Analysis Irish Digital Signal Processing and Control Colloquium (IDSPCC '94) [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2007 International Symposium for Engineering Education,.
(2007) International Symposium for Engineering Education,. A Blended-Learning Approach to Engineering Education, , 19-SEP-07 [Details]
2006 Irish Signals and Systems Conference.
(2006) Irish Signals and Systems Conference. Linking Research to Classroom Activity, , 28-JUN-06 - 30-JUN-06 [Details]
2007 International Symposium for Engineering Education,.
(2007) International Symposium for Engineering Education,. A Blended-Learning Approach to Engineering Education, , 19-SEP-07 [Details]
2006 Irish Signals and Systems Conference.
(2006) Irish Signals and Systems Conference. Linking Research to Classroom Activity, , 28-JUN-06 - 30-JUN-06 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2012 Lifestyle interventions impacting cognitive function in healthy older adults: a meta-analysis.
Kelly, M., Loughrey, D., Lawlor, B., Robertson, I., Walsh, C. & Brennan, S. (2012) Lifestyle interventions impacting cognitive function in healthy older adults: a meta-analysis. PROSPERO, CRD42012003248. [Details]
2012 Lifestyle interventions impacting cognitive function in healthy older adults: a meta-analysis.
Kelly, M., Loughrey, D., Lawlor, B., Robertson, I., Walsh, C. & Brennan, S. (2012) Lifestyle interventions impacting cognitive function in healthy older adults: a meta-analysis. PROSPERO, CRD42012003248. [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
1989 Development of improved Three Dimensional Digital Color Decoder for Digital Component Systems conforming to CCIR REC-601.
Ito, S.E. Oba, Y., Ebihara, N., Lawlor, R (1989) Development of improved Three Dimensional Digital Color Decoder for Digital Component Systems conforming to CCIR REC-601. Technical Publication [Details]
1989 Development of improved Three Dimensional Digital Color Decoder for Digital Component Systems conforming to CCIR REC-601.
Ito, S.E. Oba, Y., Ebihara, N., Lawlor, R (1989) Development of improved Three Dimensional Digital Color Decoder for Digital Component Systems conforming to CCIR REC-601. Technical Publication [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1993 IEEE Chester Sall Award Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Consumer Electronics Society
1994 International Design Competition Electronics World and Wireless World in conjunction with Xilinx UK Ltd.
2012 Project Oriented and Problem-Based Learning (POPBL) NUI Maynooth Teaching Fellowship Award

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Facilitate Co -Chair /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Sony Broadcast & Communications Senior Engineer / 31-MAR-91
Sony Broadcast Ltd Graduate Engineer / 31-OCT-85
Sony Corporation PLC Research & Development Engineer / 31-JUL-90
Sony Broadcast Ltd Research & Development Engineer / 31-JAN-88
NUI Maynooth Lecturer, Dept. of Electronic Engineering /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2010 Dublin Institute of Technology M.Sc. Applied e-learning
2000 University College Dublin Ph.D.
1984 Dublin Institute of Technology B.Sc. Electronic Engineering
2016 Aalborg University, Denmark Masters Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science
1994 Trinity College, University of Dublin M.Sc.