Prof. Loizou received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe, in 1989, 1991, and 1995, respectively. From 1995 to 1996, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, working on research related to cochlear implants. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, from 1996 to 1999. He is now a Professor and holder of the Cecil and Ida Green Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas. His research interests are in the areas of signal processing, speech processing, and cochlear implants. Dr. Loizou is currently working on the development of speech processing algorithms that will aid people with hearing impairment, and in particularly, people wearing cochlear implants. His research on cochlear implants is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has received the 1998 Shannon award from NIH. He is the author of the textbook Speech Enhancement: Theory and Practice (CRC Press, 2007) and co-author of the textbooks An Interactive Approach to Signals and Systems Laboratory (National Instruments, 2008) and Advances in Modern Blind Signal Separation Algorithms: Theory and Applications (Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2010).
Dr. Loizou is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. He served as an appointed member of the Auditory System (AUD) Study Section (2007-2011) at NIH reviewing R01 applications on the structure and function of the auditory and vestibular systems. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and International Journal of Audiology. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing (1999-2002), IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2006-2009), and served as a member of the Speech Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2007-2009). He was a member of the organizing committee of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) held in Dallas, TX (Mar 14-19, 2010) and served as Tutorials Chair for the conference.