Dale Joachim, Media Arts and Sciences

After Katrina, I wanted to focus on something that contributes to a larger picture. As humans, we’re losing track of our connections with nature.

DALE JOACHIM, Electrical Engineer - on studying bird vocalizations as part of the Media Lab’s Owl Project

Visiting Professor 2006-2008
Hosted by the Department of Media Arts and Sciences

Dale Joachim is an electrical engineer who is on the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Labs and has been involved in One Laptop per Child, the MIT Media Lab, and numerous other commercial and academic endeavors. His research on acoustic sensor systems aims to significantly improve both wildlife monitoring and musical understanding.

2006-2008 Scholars

Science Minutes: Dale Joachim, MIT Media Lab

"Science minutes," an idea developed by Atlantic Public Media, are short 60-90 second sound-rich portraits about scientists, their work, and its relevance to everyday life. The following two sound portraits of Dale Joachim were produced by Ari Daniel and aired on WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station.

 

replacing accompanist with machine
in jazz context

computer that lets children 
sample environment

 

 

Dale Joachim is an electrical engineer who is on the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Labs, where he is involved in airport runway optimization.  He has also been involved in One Laptop per Child, the MIT Media Lab, and numerous other commercial and academic endeavors. His research on acoustic sensor systems aims to significantly improve both wildlife monitoring and musical understanding.

Dr. Joachim earned a BSET from Andrews University and completed coursework towards the MBA at Western Michigan University. He went on to earn his M.S. (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Joachim was an Assistant Professor at Tulane University. He taught courses in computer architecture, digital logic and speech processing, and instituted Tulane's Speech and Sound Processing Laboratory for research on audio signature detection, identification and localization.

Dr. Joachim has also been involved in many commercial and academic endeavors. He served as principal electrical engineer at Sanders, Lockheed Martin in New Hampshire and as design engineer at Zenith Data Systems in Michigan.  As consultant for One Laptop Per Child in Cambridge, MA, he advised and coordinated the integration of low-cost laptops for educational into developing.

Professional experience includes: Haiti relief education and technology efforts through the MIT Media Lab; serving on multiple review panels for the National Science Foundation; sitting on the Scientific Review Committee of the International Conference on Speech and Spoken Languages; Co-chairing the IEEE Information Theory Society in the Boston area; and participating in the National Science Foundation Engineering Education Scholars Program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Through Acoustic Footprints, an initiative he founded in 2010, Dr. Joachim investigates applications of acoustic and internet technologies to the exploration of natural environments. Since 2011, he has served on the Technical Staff of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he investigates solutions to select air traffic problems.

Dr. Joachim has had multiple visiting appointments at MIT.  He was a visiting scientist at the Media Lab from 2008 to 2010. Two years prior, the Department of Media Arts and Sciences hosted him as a 2006-2008 MLK Visiting Professor. He studied communication among birds, applying sensor and signal processing methods to nature conservancy. This research extended to music: by studying the cognitive processes involved in accurately recognizing specific chords within musical compositions, Dr. Joachim aimed to develop intelligent systems to automate musical chord transcription.

Selected, 1997-2013

2013

Mehta, V., Reynolds, T., Ishutkina, M., Joachim, D., Glina, Y., Troxel, S., Taylor, B., Evans, J., Airport Surface Traffic Management Decision Support: Perspectives Based on Tower Flight Data Manager Prototype, Project Report ATC-398, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, May 2013. [Report]

2012
Reynolds, T., Alexander, A., Ishutkina, M., Joachim, D., Jordan, R., Nakahara, A., Weaver, A., Tower Flight Data Manager Benefits Assessment: Initial Investment Decision Final Report, Project Report ATC-394, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, March 2012. [Report]
2007

J.R. Deller, S. Gollamudi, S. Nagaraj, D. Joachim and Y.F. Yuang. Convergence analysis of the quasi-OBE algorithm and related performance issues, Int. J. Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, vol. 21, no. 6, Aug. 2007.

D. Joachim and J. R. Deller. Practical Benets of Multi-Weight Optimization in Optimal Bounded Ellipsoid Algorithms, submitted IEEE Signal Processing.

D. Joachim and E. Goodale. On the use of cellular telephony for audio interaction with animals, Biology Letters, vol. 2, pp. 603-606, 2007.

2006

Joachim DSalmon RDeller JR.  2006.  Set-Membership Filtering Strategies for Multipulse CodingInternational Symposium on Circuits and Systems. :265-268. Abstract

Gurijala ADeller JRJoachim D.  2006.  Robustness Optimization of Parametric speech watermarkingInternational Symposium on Circuits and Systems. :276-279. Abstract
 
D. Joachim, Rene Salmon and J.R. Deller. Set-Membership Filtering Strategies for Multipulse Coding, Proc International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, (Greece), 2006.
 
D. Joachim and J. R. Deller. Multi-Weight Quasi-OBE algorithm, IEEE Signal Processing, vol. 54, no. 2, Feb. 2006.
2005
Trayanova BJoachim D.  2005.  Mapping Speech Signals to Musical Scores Through Prosodic ExtractionInternational Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. 3:245-248. Abstract
2004
Belkhouche FQidwai UGocken IJoachim D.  2004.  Binary Image Transformation using Two-dimensional Chaotic Maps17th International Conference on Pattern Recognition. 4:823-826. Abstract
Gocken IJoachim DDeller JR.  2004.  Comparing Optimal Bounding Ellipsoid and Support Vector Machine Active Learning17th International Conference on Pattern Recognition. 1:172-175. Abstract
2003
Joachim DDeller JR.  2003.  Ellipsoid Set Refinements by Simultaneous Use of Multiple Hyperplane CutsIFAC Symposium on System Identification. :2005-2009.
Joachim DDeller JR.  2003.  Some uses for set solutions in signal processing applicationsSymposium on System Identification.
Mohammad RWilde MJoachim D.  2003.  Frameless Labeling of Sound SegmentsAcoustic Society of America.
Joachim DDeller JR.  2003.  Machine Learning Using Set EstimationAsilomar Conference on Signals, System and Computers. :596-599.
2000
 
Joachim DDeller JR.  2000.  Optimal bounded-ellipsoid identification with error underbounding safeguardsProc 25th Int'l conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, (Istanbul), pp 372-375, June 2000.
D. Joachim and J. R. Deller. Some uses for set solutions in signal processing applications, Proc. 10th IFAC Symposium on System Identication, (Santa Barbara), June 2000.
1998
Joachim DDeller JR.  1998.  Benefits of multi-weight optimization in OBE algorithmsMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. :250-253.
Joachim DDeller JR.  1998.  OBE set estimates in classification problemsMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. :259-262.
Joachim DDeller JRNayeri M.  1998.  Multiweight optimization in OBE algorithms for improved tracking and adaptive identificationInt’l conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. :2201-2204.
1997
Joachim DDeller JRNayeri M.  1997.  Weight reoptimization in OBE algorithms: an initial studyAllerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing. :789-797.
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