Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)
Boaz Rafaely received the B.Sc. degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel, in 1986, the M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), Southampton University, Southampton, U.K., in 1997. He was a Lecturer with ISVR, in 1997 and a Senior Lecturer in 2001, working on active control of sound and acoustic signal processing. In 2002, he spent six months as a Visiting Scientist with the Sensory Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, investigating speech enhancement for hearing aids. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel, as a Senior Lecturer in 2003, and appointed Associate Professor in 2010, and Professor in 2013. He is currently heading the acoustics laboratory, investigating methods for audio signal processing and spatial audio. During 2010–2014 he was an Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUDIO, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PROCESSING, and during 2013–2018 as a Member of the IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee. He also was an Associate Editor for IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS during 2015– 2019,IET Signal Processing during 2016–2019, and currently for Acta Acustica. During 2013–2016 he was the Chair of the Israeli Acoustical Association, and during 2016–2022 as the Chair of the Technical Committee on Audio Signal Processing in the European Acoustical Association. He is currently heading the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion university. Prof. Rafaely was the recipient of the British Councils Clore Foundation Scholarship.