Elias Alfredo Zea Marcano
I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and received a diploma degree in Electronic Engineering at the Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas, 2013) and a Ph.D. degree in Vehicle Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, 2017) under the supervision of Prof. Ines Lopez Arteaga. I was a postdoc (2018-2019) and research associate (2020-2023) at the Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory for Sound and Vibration Research (MWL). I received the "Best Paper and Presentation Award for Young Researchers" from the European Acoustics Association at the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics (Aachen, 2019) and a Starting Grant from the Swedish Research Council (Stockholm, 2020).
In March 2023, I was appointed assistant professor in engineering acoustics at MWL. My research interests range from theoretical acoustics to experimental methods and a strong focus on sparse signal processing, harmonic analysis, and data-driven methods. I am a reviewer in several international journals of acoustics, vibrations, and signal processing: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America; Journal of Sound and Vibration; Applied Acoustics; EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing; Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing; Noise Control and Engineering Journal; Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control.
- Oct 2023, new paper: E. Zea, E. Brandão, M. Nolan, J. Cuenca, J. Andén, U.P. Svensson, Sound absorption estimation of finite porous samples with deep residual learning, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 154(4), 2322-2332, 2023.
- Oct 2023, preprint: A. dos Santos, J. Pereira, R. Nogueira, B. Masiero, S. Sander-Tavallaey, E. Zea, An experiment on an automated literature survey of data-driven speech enhancement methods, arXiv 2310.06260, 2023.
Data-driven modeling of resonance frequencies and eigenmodes in daily acoustic environments, with applications to noise control and urban planning. Collaborators: NTNU and Siemens.
Measurement of sound absorption of finite absorbers with deep learning. Collaborators: Federal University of Santa Maria, Siemens, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and NTNU.
Sparse representations of wave fields in space-time, with applications to acoustic fields in enclosures and gravity-capillary waves in water. Collaborators: University of Sheffield and the University of Trento.
Literature survey on engineering acoustics using natural language processing. Collaborators: ABB, NeuralMind, and the University of Campinas.
Sustainable aviation with applications to noise, air-traffic management, and drones. Collaborators: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Aurskall Akustik, University of Salford, TU Delft, among others.
- Zea et al. (2023), "Sound absorption estimation of finite porous samples with deep residual learning," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 154(4), 2321–2332.
- Zea and Laudato (2021) "On the representation of wavefronts localized in space-time and wavenumber-frequency domains," JASA Express Letters, 1(5), 054801.
- Zea, Fernandez-Grande, and Lopez Arteaga (2020) "Separation of rail and wheel contributions to pass-by noise with sparse regularization methods," Journal of Sound and Vibration, 487, 115627.
- Zea (2019) "Compressed sensing of impulse responses in rooms of unknown properties and contents," Journal of Sound and Vibration, 459, 114871.
- Zea et al. (2017) "Wavenumber–domain separation of rail contribution to pass-by noise," Journal of Sound and Vibration, 409, pp. 24–42.
All my publications can be found here.
- Oct 2021, Conference paper: E. Zea, E. Brandão, M. Nolan, J. Andén, J. Cuenca, U.P. Svensson, Learning the finite size effect for in-situ absorption measurement, Presentation recorded for Euronoise (e-Congress), 2021.
- Dec 2020, Conference paper: E. Zea, E. Fernandez-Grande, I. Lopez Arteaga, Sparsity-driven separation of railway rolling noise with a microphone array, Presentation recorded for e-Forum Acusticum, 2020.
- J. Ling, MSc thesis, KTH / Zound Industries (2023).
- O. Lundin, MSc thesis, KTH / Siemens / NTNU (2022).
- F. Vernersson, MSc thesis, KTH / Delta Akustik (2022).
- M. Vourakis, Industrial Ph.D. (academic advisor), Chalmers / KTH / Volvo, (2021–).
- R. Vestman, M. Westberg, BSc thesis, KTH / Astrid Education (2021).
- P. Gräsberg, V. Söderlund, Individual project SD2101, KTH / ACAD (2020).
- J. Chow, E. Kouamé, BSc thesis, KTH / Scania (2020).
- A. G. Cairelli, MSc thesis (cosupervisor), Polytechnic University of Milan (2020).
- G. Eriksson, Individual project SD2102, KTH (2019).
- T. van Loon, BSc traineeship, Technical University of Eindhoven / ABB (2018).
- V. Reyes, MSc thesis, University of York (2016).
- L. Manzari*, MSc thesis, KTH (2014).
*Awarded "Best MSc Thesis" by the Swedish Acoustical Society in 2015.
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- Examiner and course responsible in SD2125 Signals and Mechanical Systems (2023–).
- Teacher in the course SD1120 Noise and Vibration Control (2021).
- Teacher in the course SD2166 Building Acoustics and Community Noise (2020–).
- Teacher in the course SD1105 Matlab (2020–2021).
- Teacher in the course SD2125 Signals and Mechanical Systems (2019–2022).
- Teaching assistant in the course SD2125 Signals and Mechanical Systems (2013–2014).
- Teaching assistant in the courses DT2300 Sound in Interaction, DT2410 Audio Technology, and DT2140 Multimodal Interaction and Interfaces (2012).
- Teaching assistant at Universidad Simón Bolívar in the courses FS2213 Moder/Quantum Physics; EC1251 Analysis of Electrical Circuits (2010–2011).