Augusto Sarti received both his “Laurea” degree (joint BS-MS) and his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padua, Italy, in 1988 and 1993, respectively, with research on nonlinear systems. His graduate studies included a joint graduate program with the University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA.
In 1993 he joined the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, where he is currently a Full Professor. In 1993 he also joined the University of California, Davis, as an Adjunct Full Professor.
His research interests are in the area of multimedia signal processing, with particular focus on audio and acoustic signal processing (sound analysis, synthesis and processing, computational acoustics, music information processing). He also worked on image analysis, 3D vision, multidimensional signal processing and nonlinear processing.
He coauthored over 250 journal and conference articles, as well as numerous patents in the image and sound processing area. He also promoted, coordinated or contributed to numerous research Projects in the area of multimedia signal processing (25+ EC-funded projects to date). He is a co-founder of the Image and Sound Processing Group of the Politecnico di Milano, and its first laboratory, the Image and Sound Processing Lab (Milano Leonardo Campus). He established two more laboratories: the Sound and Music Computing Lab; and the Musical Acoustics Lab (Cremona campus).
He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, elected member of the Audio and Acoustics Signal Processing Technical Committee (AASP-TC), Senior Area Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters and Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing. As far as EURASIP is concerned, he is the founder and chairman of the Special Area Team (SAT) on “Acoustic, Speech and Music Signal Processing” (ASMSP). He is also a founding member of the European Acoustics Association (EAA) Technical Committee on Audio Signal Processing.