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Peter Lupini, Ph.D., P.Eng.
President and CEO
Founder

Peter Lupini received a B.A.Sc. degree from the University of British Columbia in 1985, and a Ph.D. degree from Simon Fraser University in 1995, all in electrical engineering. From 1982 to 1990, he worked at MacDonald Dettwiler as an analyst, developing algorithms for the remote sensing industry. His doctoral work focused on low bit rate compression of speech for digital cellular telephony. Between 1995 and 2005, Peter worked at IVL Technologies, Ltd. in Victoria, British Columbia. As manager of the IVL research team, he directed work on understanding and modeling the human voice production mechanism, with applications to voice transformation and vocal enhancement.

Glen Rutledge, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research
Founder

Glen Rutledge received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from McMaster University in 1992, an M.Sc. degree in Astrophysics from the University of Victoria in 1994, and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria in 2000. During his doctoral studies, he investigated the use of wavelet packet pattern recognition techniques for environmental sound analysis and discrimination. Through the support of an NSERC Industrial Research Fellowship awarded in 2000, he was able to collaborate with IVL Technologies Ltd. to investigate the application of these same techniques for the analysis of speech signals. While working with the IVL Research Group, he was involved with the development of a wide variety of voice processing technologies, and in 2002, he joined TC-Helicon Vocal Technologies (at the time, a joint venture between IVL and TC Electronic) to refine and implement these algorithms for products targeted at the professional audio market.    

Norm Campbell, P.Eng.
Vice President of Development
Founder

Norm Campbell received his B.A.Sc. degree (in Electrical Engineering) in 1976. He spent 20 years working in the Remote Sensing industry, starting with digital hardware design and eventually moving into system design, software design, and digital signal processing. Since 1999 he has been working in the audio industry, specializing in digital signal processing, embedded operating systems, firmware implementation and optimization. This experience is complemented by a musical background spanning 40 years.

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