Note: LabROSA dissolved in 2015 after Dan Ellis moved to Google.
This site is preserved for posterity.


The Laboratory for the Recognition and Organization of Speech and Audio (LabROSA) conducts research into automatic means of extracting useful information from sound. Our vision is of an intelligent 'machine listener', able to interpret live or recorded sound of any type in terms of the descriptions and abstractions that would make sense to a human listener. Our research areas include:

Applications for automatic high-level sound analysis to be developed include: