San Diego State UniversityMarie A. Roch

Professor of Computer Science

 

 

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Publications

Refereed Journals

  1. K. E. Frasier, E. E. Henderson, H. R. Bassett, and M. A. Roch, “Automated identification and clustering of subunits within delphinid vocalizations,” Marine Mammal Science, in press.
  2. A. Kershenbaum, D. T. Blumstein, M. A. Roch, Ç. Akçay, G. Backus, M. Bee, K. Bohn, Y. Cao, G. Carter, C. Cäsar, M.Coen, S. L. DeRuiter, L. Doyle, S. Edelman, R. Ferrer-i-Cancho, T. M. Freeberg, E. C. Garland, M. Gustison, H. E. Harley, C. Huetz, M. Hughes, J. H. Bruno, A. Ilany, D. Z. Jin, M. Johnson, C. Ju,  J. Karnowski, B. Lohr, M. B. Manser, B. McCowan, E. Mercardo III, P. M. Narins, A. Piel, M. Rice, R. Salmi, K. Sasahara, L. Sayigh, Y. Shiu, C. Taylor, E. E. Vallejo, S. Waller, and V. Zamora-Gutierrez.. "Acoustic sequences in non-human animals: A tutorial review and prospectus," Biological Reviews, February 2016, Available at doi:10.1111/brv.12160.
  3. M. A. Roch, H. Batchelor, S. Baumann-Pickering, C. L. Berchok, D. Cholewiak, E. Fujioka, E. C. Garland, S. Herbert, J. A. Hildebrand, E. M. Oleson, S. Van Parijs, D. Risch, A. Širović, and M. S. Soldevilla, “Management of acoustic metadata for bioacoustics,” Ecological Informatics, 31, 122-136, January, 2016. Open access.
  4. S. Baumann-Pickering, A. E. Simonis, E. M. Oleson, R. W. Baird, M. A. Roch, and S. M. Wiggins, “False killer whale and short-finned pilot whale acoustic identification.” Endangered Species Research, 28, 97-108, 2015.
  5. S. Baumann-Pickering, M. A. Roch, S. M. Wiggins, H.-U. Schnitzler, and J. A. Hildebrand, "Acoustic behavior of melon-headed whales varies on a diel cycle." Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol., 69, 1553-1563, September, 2015. Open access.
  6. A. Širović, A. Rice, E. Chou, J. A. Hildebrand, S. M. Wiggins, and M. A. Roch, “Seven years of blue and fin whale call abundance in Southern California,” Endangered Species Research, 28, 61-76, 2015..
  7. M. A. Roch, J. Stinner-Sloan, S. Baumann-Pickering, and S. M. Wiggins. “The Effects of Site and Equipment Variation on Species Identification of Delphinids from Their Echolocation Clicks,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 173(1), 22-29, January, 2015. Postprint available.
  8. Baumann-Pickering, S., Roch, M. A., Brownell Jr, R. L., Simonis, A. E., McDonald, M. A., Solsona-Berga, A., Oleson, E. M., Wiggins, S. M. and Hildebrand, J. A. "Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Beaked Whale Echolocation, Signals in the North Pacific". PLoS One 9, 17, January, 2014. Available at doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086072.g001.
  9. A. Kershenbaum and M. A. Roch, “An image processing based paradigm for the extraction of tonal sounds in cetacean communications,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., vol. 134(6), pp. 4435-4445, December, 2013.
  10. M. . Gassmann, E. E. Henderson, S. M. Wiggins, M. A. Roch, and J. A. Hildebrand, “Offshore killer whale tracking using multiple hydrophone arrays,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., vol. 134(5), pp. 3513-3521, November, 2013.
  11. S. Baumann-Pickering, M. A. McDonald, A. E. Simonis, A. Solsona Berga, K. P. B. Merkens, E. M. Oleson, M. A. Roch, S. M. Wiggins, S. Rankin, T. M. Yack, and J. A. Hildebrand, “Species-specific beaked whale echolocation signals,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., vol. 134(3), pp. 2293-2301, 2013. Postprint available.
  12. T. Helble, G. R. Ierley, G. L. D'spain, M. A. Roch, J. A. Hildebrand, "A generalized power-law detection algorithm for humpback whale vocalizations," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 131(4), pp. 2682-2699, 2012. Postprint available.
  13. M. A. Roch, T.S. Brandes, B. Patel, Y. Barkley, S. Baumann-Pickering, M.S. Soldevilla, "Automated extraction of odontocete whistle contours," J. Acous. Soc. Am., Vol. 130(4), pp. 2212-2223, 2011. Postprint available.
  14. M. A. Roch, H. Klinck, S. Baumann-Pickering, S. Baumann-Pickering, D. K..Mellinger, S. Qui, M. S. Soldevilla, and J. A. Hildebrand, "Classification of echolocation clicks of odontocetes from the Southern California Bight," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 129(1), pp.467-475, 2011. Postprint available.
  15. T. M. Yack, J. Barlow, M. A. Roch, H. Klinck, S. Martin, D. K. Mellinger, D. Gillespie, “Comparison of beaked whale detection algorithms,” Appl. Acous. Vol. 71(11), pp. 1043-1049, Nov. 2010.
  16. S. Baumann-Pickering, M. A. Roch, S. M. Wiggins, H.-U. Schnitzler, and J. A. Hildebrand, "Discriminating features of echolocation clicks of melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra), bottlenose dolphins (Tursipos truncatus) and Gray's spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris longirostris)", Vol. 128(4), pp. 2112-2224, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 2010.
  17. S. Baumann-Pickering, S. M. Wiggins, E. H. Roth, M. A. Roch, H.-U. Schnitzler, J. A. Hildebrand, “Echolocation signals of a beaked whale at Palmyra Atoll,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., vol. 127(6), pp. 3790-3799, July 2010.
  18. M. S. Soldevilla, M. A. Roch, E. E. Henderson, G. S. Campbell, S. M. Wiggins, and J. A. Hildebrand, "Classification of Risso’s and Pacific white-sided dolphins using spectral properties of echolocation clicks," in J. Acoust. Soc. Am. , Vol 124(1), pp. 609-624, July 2008.
  19. M. A. Roch, M. S. Soldevilla, R. Hoenigman, S. M. Wiggins, J. A. Hildebrand, "Comparison of machine learning techniques for the classification of echolocation clicks from three species of odontocetes," Canadian Acoust. Vol. 36(1), pp. 41-47, 2008. Postprint available.
  20. M. A. Roch, R. R. Hurtig, T. Huang, J. Liu, and Sonia Arteaga, “Foreground auditory scene analysis for hearing aids,” in Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 28(11), pp. 1351-1359, Aug, 2007.
  21. M. A. Roch, M. S. Soldevilla, J. C. Burtenshaw, E. Henderson, and J. A. Hildebrand, “Gaussian mixture model classification of odontocetes in the Southern California Bight and the Gulf of California,” in J. Acoust. Soc. of Am., Vol. 121(3), pp. 1737-1748, March, 2007. Postprint available.
  22. M. Roch, “Gaussian-Selection Based Non-Optimal Search for Speaker Identification,” Speech Communication . Vol. 48(10), pp. 85-95, January 2006.
  23. M. A. Roch and R. R. Hurtig, “The integral decode: A smoothing technique for robust HMM-based speaker recognition,” IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, Vol. 10(5), pp. 315-324, July 2002.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. M. A. Roch, S. Baumann-Pickering, H. Batchelor, D. Hwang, A. Širović, J. A. Hildebrand, C. L. Berchok, D. Cholewiak, L. M. Munger, E. M. Oleson, S. V. Parijs, D. Risch, and M. S. Soldevilla, “Tethys: A workbench and database for passive acoustic metadata,” Proc. IEEE Oceans, San Diego, CA, 5 pp., October, 2013. Preprint available.
  2. N. Nichols, L. Atlas, A. Bowles, M. Roch, "Call and component evaluation for improved performance of recognition of killer whale individuals," to appear in Proc. IEEE Oceans, Seattle, WA, Sept. 2010. (N. Nichols won 2nd place in the graduate student poster competition)
  3. S. K. Madhusudhana, M. A. Roch, E. M. Oleson, M. S. Soldevilla, J. A. Hildebrand, "Blue Whale B and D Call Classification Using a Frequency Domain Based Robust Contour Extractor," Proc. IEEE Oceans, Bremen, Germany, 7 pp., May 2009. (S. Madhusudhana won 2nd place in the graduate student poster competition)
  4. S. K. Madhusudhana, E. M. Oleson, M. S. Soldevilla, M. A. Roch, and J. A. Hildebrand, “Frequency based algorithm for robust contour extraction for blue whale B and D calls,” in Proc. IEEE Oceans, Kobe, Japan, 8 pp., April 2008. (S. Madhusudhana won 2nd place in the graduate student poster competition)
  5. L. Girod and M. A. Roch, “An overview of the use of remote embedded sensors for audio acquisition and processing,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2006), San Diego, CA, December 2006. Postprint available.
  6. M. Roch, R. R. Hurtig, T. Huang, and J. Liu, “Audio Scene Analysis as a Control System for Hearing Aids,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2005), Irvine, CA, pp. 772-778, December 2005.
  7. M. Roch, R. R. Hurtig, J. Liu, and T. Huang, “Towards a Cohort-Selective Frequency-Compression Hearing Aid,” in Proceedings of The International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, pp. 164-170, June 2004.
  8. M. Roch and Y. Cheng, “Speaker Segmentation Using the MAP-Adapted Bayesian Information Criterion,” in Proceedings of Odyssey04, The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop, Toledo, Spain : ISCA, pp. 349-354, May 2004.
  9. M. A. Roch, “Gaussian selection based non-optimal search for speaker identification,” invited paper, in Proceedings of the Special Workshop in Maui, January 2004, CD-ROM.
  10. M. A. Roch, “A Gaussian-selection based preclassifier for speaker recognition,” in Proceedings of the Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics of The Acoustical Society of America and The Mexican Institute of Acoustics, December 2002, CD-ROM.

Book chapters

  1. D. K. Mellinger, M. A. Roch, E.-M. Nosal, and H. Klinck. Signal Processing. In Listening in the Ocean, eds. W. W. L. Au and M. O. Lammers, pp. 359-409, New York: Springer, 2016.
  2. M. A. Roch, A Širović, and S. Baumann-Pickering, “Detection, classification, and localization of cetaceans by groups at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography and San Diego State University (2003-2013)”. In Detection, Classification, Localization of Marine Mammals using passive acoustics, eds. O. Adam and F. Samaran), pp. 27-52. Paris: Dirac NGO, 2013. Preprint available.

Other scholarly work

  1. S. Baumann-Pickering, L. K. Baldwin, A. E. Simonis, M. A. Roch, M. L. Melcon, J. A. Hildebrand, E. M. Oleson, R. W. Baird, G. S. Schorr, D. L. Webster, D. J. McSweeny, “Characterization of Marine Mammal Recordings from the Hawaii Range Complex,” NPS-OC-10-004CR, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 2010.  Accessible via:  http://www.nps.edu/Research/TechReports.html
  2. J. A. Hildebrand, H. Bassett, S. Baumann-Pickering, G. Campbell, A. Cummins, S. Kerosky, M. Melcon, K. Merkens, L. Munger, M. A. Roch, L. Roche, A. Simonis and S. Wiggins, “High Frequency Acoustic Recording Package Data Summary Report,” March 14, 2009 – March 26, 2010 SOCAL Site N. Marine Physical Laboratory. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, LA Jolla, CA, 2010.
  3. J. A. Hildebrand, H. Bassett, S. Baumann-Pickering, G. Campbell, A. Cummins, S. Kerosky, M. Melcon, K. Merkens, L. Munger, M. A. Roch, L. Roche, A. Simonis and S. Wiggins (2010b) High Frequency Acoustic Recording Package Data Summary Report March 11, 2009 – March 25, 2010 SOCAL Site M. Marine Physical Laboratory. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, LA Jolla, CA, 2010.
  4. M. A. Roch, A. E. Rosenberg, and F. K. Soong, “The use of pitch contour information to improve text-dependent speaker verification performance,” Tech. Mem. BL011526-951228-18TM, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, December 1995.

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