Malek Itani

University of Washington ECE/CSE

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CSE 314

185 E Stevens Way NE

Seattle, WA 98195

Current Electrical Engineering PhD student at the University of Washington in Seattle. Research Assistant in the Mobile Intelligence Lab working with Prof. Shyam Gollakota in the Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering.

My current research interests lie broadly in the areas of mobile systems, embedded systems, machine learning, audio & speech, and small-scale robotics. I am committed to exploring innovative intersections among these fields to drive impactful advancements.

I received my bachelor’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut while working with Prof. Joseph Costantine at the Electromagnetics Lab.

News

Nov 9, 2023 Our paper, “Semantic Hearing: Programming Acoustic Scenes with Binaural Hearables”, was covered by MIT Technology Review! Read the story here!
Oct 5, 2023 Our paper, “Creating speech zones with self-distributing acoustic swarms”, has been featured in Nature Communications Editors’ Highlights!

Selected Publications

2023

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    Semantic Hearing: Programming Acoustic Scenes with Binaural Hearables
    Bandhav Veluri, Malek Itani, Justin Chan, and 2 more authors
    In Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 2023
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    Creating speech zones with self-distributing acoustic swarms
    Malek Itani, Tuochao Chen, Takuya Yoshioka, and 1 more author
    Nature Communications, Sep 2023
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    Wireless Earbuds for Low-Cost Hearing Screening
    Justin Chan, Antonio Glenn, Malek Itani, and 5 more authors
    In Proceedings of the 21st Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services, Jun 2023