Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute

University of the Philippines - Diliman

Franz de Leon

Position: 
Assistant Professor
Laboratory Affiliation: 
Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Room: 
412
Telephone Number: 
+63-2-981-8500 ext 3383
Educational Background: 
Doctor of Philosophy in Electronic and Electrical Engineering University of Southampton, United Kingdom, 2014
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2005
Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2003
Research Interest/Activities: 

My research interests include digital signal processing for audio and communications. Recently, my group is working on applying signal processing techniques for Philippine indigenous music, in collaboration with the UP Center for Ethnomusicology. Our group is also interested in applying machine learning techniques and pattern recognition for multimedia applications.

Recent Publication/s: 

N. Bernardo, F. de Leon, “On the trade-off between physical layer security and energy efficiency of massive MIMO with small cells,” Proc. International Conference on Advance Technologies for Communication, Hanoi, Vietnam 2016.

J. Disuanco, V. Tan, F. de Leon, "Study of hybrid methods for melody extraction of polyphonic signals for Philippine indigenous music," Proc. 8th AUN/sEED-NET International Conference on EEE, Manila, Philippines, November 2015.

J. Disuanco, V. Tan, F. de Leon, "Study of automatic melody extraction methods for Philippineindigenous music," Proc. 5ih International Conference on Control System, Computing & Engineering, Penang, Malaysia, November 2015.

F. de Leon, K. Martinez, "Music genre classification using polyphonic timbre models," Proc. 19th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing," Hong Kong, August 2014.

F. de Leon, K. Martinez, "A music genre classifier combining timbre, rhythm and tempo models," Proc. of 2012 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON 2012), Cebu, Philippines, November 2012.

F. de Leon, K. Martinez, "Submission to MIREX 2012 AMS genre classification and audio music similarity tasks," Proc. International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Porto, Portugal, October 2012.

F. de Leon, K. Martinez, 'Towards efficient music genre classification using FastMap," Proc. of 19th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFX 12), York, United Kingdom, September 2012.

F. de Leon, K. Martinez, "Enhancing timbre model using MFCC and its time derivatives for music similarity estimation," Proc. of 20th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2012), Bucharest, Romania, August 2012.

F. de Leon, L. Lanante, H. Ochi, M. Kurosaki, "Carrier frequency offset and l/Q imbalance estimation circuit RTL design for OFDM direct conversion receivers," Proc. of International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems 2009, pp. 187-191, December 2009.

F. de Leon, L. Lanante, H. Ochi, M. Kurosaki, "RTL design of a simple joint parameter method for carrier Frequency offset and l/Q imbalance estimation", Proc. of International Workshop on Smart Info-Media Systems in Asia, Japan, October 2009.

E.C.E. Ebarvia, M.S.B. Lopez, M.G.A.R. Bayona, M-5. Morales, F.A. de Leon, B.D. Calingacion, P.C. Naval & R.C.L. Guevara, "Determination of prosodic feature set for emotion recognition in acted call center speech," Proc. of 2009 International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology ( ISMAC 2009), Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 22-23, 2OO9.

K. Rara, E.R. Cristobal, F. De Leon, G. Zafra, C. Clarin & R.C.L. Guevara, "Towards the standardization of the Filipino language; focus on the vowels of English loan words," Proc. of 2009 lnternational Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC 2009), Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 22-23, 2009.

F. de Leon, O. Jusi, E. Galoso, N. Norado, "Study of NLMS-based digital echo canceller techniques for telephone networks", Proc. of International Workshop on Smart Info-Media Systems 2008, Thailand, December 2008.

R. Guevara, J. Marciano, Jr., F. de Leon, "An academic perspective of the Philippine telecommunications industry", Proc. of International Conference on Telecommunication, lndustry, and Regulatory Development 2007, Thailand, August 2007.

F. de Leon, J. Marciano, Jr., "Source localization using MUSIC in a multipath environment", Proc.of International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology 2007, Republic of Korea,February 2007.

F. de Leon, J. Marciano, Jr., "Application of MUSIC, ESPRIT and SAGE algorithms for narrowband signal detection and localization," Proc. of IEEE Tencon, Hong Kong, November 2006.

F. de Leon, K. Medina, "lmplementation of a normalized least mean squares (NLMS) based ITU-TG.158 digital network echo canceller", Proceedings of the National Electrical, Electronics, and Computing Conference 2009, pp. 98-101, December 2009.

F. de Leon, T. Contreras, M. del Rosario, Jr., "lmplementation of an optimized MPEG-1 Layer lll decoder on an ADSP-210551," Proceedings of the National Electrical, Electronics, and Computing Conference 2009, pp. 102-105, December 2009.

F. de Leon, D. Chua, R. Labergas, "DSPod: lmplementation of an MPEG-L Layer lll player with audio enhancements on two ADSP-210651 evaluation boards", Proc. of 8th National ECE conference, PTTC, November 2007.

F. de Leon, F. delos Santos Dy, "DSP solutions and enhancements of the car acoustic environment," Proc. of 4th National ECE Conference, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, November 2003.