Dr Andrew Vandali
Role: Project Leader/Key Researcher
Dr Andrew Vandali graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1985, majoring in Communication Engineering. In 1989 he joined the the department of Otolaryngology at the University of Melbourne where he was employed as a research engineer in the field of speech processing for cochlear implants. Andrew’s experience includes design and coordination of research activities, as well as hands-on research and supervision of junior researchers.
For the last 10 years, Andrew has worked in the field of pitch coding for cochlear implants, an interesting and challenging field in which he is highly motivated because of the poor performance of cochlear implant users in pitch perception tasks and because of the large group of hearing impaired people that can potentially benefit from this research. Andrew is currently funded through The HEARing CRC as a senior research engineer/scientist. His research is focused on developing improved sound/speech coding strategies and systems (hardware and software) for cochlear implant users.