Tom Baran

Tom Baran, Ph.D.

Co-founder and CEO, Lumii

Research Affiliate, DSP Group, MIT RLE

Professional bio

Dr. Baran is Co-founder and CEO of Lumii, a 2015 member of MassChallenge and a 2015 MassChallenge Gold Award winner. He is also a Research Affiliate in the RLE Digital Signal Processing Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an MITx fellow, and was a Visiting Lecturer at MIT from 2013 through May 2015.

He received the S.B. degree (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering and in biomedical engineering from Tufts University in 2004 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from MIT in 2007. He performed his Ph.D. thesis research at MIT with Prof. Alan Oppenheim, receiving the Ph.D. degree in 2012, and receiving a minor through courses in the Sloan school. Current and past research interests include the intersection of signal processing with optimization theory as well as light field signal processing and audio signal processing. He is co-author of 6.341x: Discrete-Time Signal Processing on, and is also author of Autotalent, a widely used open-source library for musical pitch correction.

Dr. Baran was awarded the MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award in 2011, and in 2010 was awarded the MIT EECS Carlton E. Tucker Award for Teaching Excellence. He also received Best Student Paper at the 2011 IEEE DSP Workshop and in 2006 was awarded the MIT EECS Morris J. Levin Award for Outstanding Oral Thesis Presentation. Dr. Baran is a member of IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi.

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