Oded Ghitza, PhD
Research Professor
Boston University College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

PhD, Tel Aviv University (TAU)
MS, Tel Aviv University
BS, Tel Aviv University

Dr. Ghitza is an Electrical Engineer with over 30 yeas in the field. Previously, he was a Consultant at the Speech Systems Technology Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts and the Senior Research Scientist at Sensimetrics Corporation, Malden, Massachusetts. Currently, he is a Research Professor at Boston University and a Visiting Researcher in the Neuroscience Department at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, Germany. Dr. Ghitza’s current research focuses on the formulation of cortical computation principles that underlie the speech decoding process and that are capable of predicting human performance in speech perception tasks.

Gravity Dependent Cortical Control of Sensation
09/15/2022 - 09/14/2027 (PI)
Department of Defense/AFOSR

Parsing continuous speech: the role of neuronal oscillations and sentential context
12/01/2017 - 03/31/2021 (PI)
Department of Defense/AFOSR

Cascading Oscillators in Decoding Speech: Reflection of a Cortical Computation Principle
07/01/2011 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
Department of Defense/AFOSR


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  1. Rimmele JM, Poeppel D, Ghitza O. Acoustically Driven Cortical d Oscillations Underpin Prosodic Chunking. eNeuro. 2021 Jul-Aug; 8(4). PMID: 34083380; PMCID: PMC8272402; DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0562-20.2021;
  2. Penn LR, Ayasse ND, Wingfield A, Ghitza O. The possible role of brain rhythms in perceiving fast speech: Evidence from adult aging. J Acoust Soc Am. 2018 10; 144(4):2088. PMID: 30404494; PMCID: PMC6181647; DOI: 10.1121/1.5054905;
  3. Farbood MM, Rowland J, Marcus G, Ghitza O, Poeppel D. Decoding time for the identification of musical key. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2015 Jan; 77(1):28-35. PMID: 25487869
  4. Ghitza O. Behavioral evidence for the role of cortical ? oscillations in determining auditory channel capacity for speech. Front Psychol. 2014; 5:652. PMID: 25071631
  5. Jepsen ML, Dau T, Ghitza O. Refining a model of hearing impairment using speech psychophysics. J Acoust Soc Am. 2014 Apr; 135(4):EL179-85. PMID: 25236151
  6. Doelling KB, Arnal LH, Ghitza O, Poeppel D. Acoustic landmarks drive delta-theta oscillations to enable speech comprehension by facilitating perceptual parsing. Neuroimage. 2014 Jan 15; 85 Pt 2:761-8. PMID: 23791839
  7. Ghitza O. The theta-syllable: a unit of speech information defined by cortical function. Front Psychol. 2013; 4:138. PMID: 23519170
  8. Ghitza O, Giraud AL, Poeppel D. Neuronal oscillations and speech perception: critical-band temporal envelopes are the essence. Front Hum Neurosci. 2012; 6:340. PMID: 23316150
  9. Ghitza O. On the role of theta-driven syllabic parsing in decoding speech: intelligibility of speech with a manipulated modulation spectrum. Front Psychol. 2012; 3:238. PMID: 22811672
  10. Ghitza O. Linking speech perception and neurophysiology: speech decoding guided by cascaded oscillators locked to the input rhythm. Front Psychol. 2011; 2:130. PMID: 21743809
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1998 Acoustical Society of America: Elected Fellow
1993 Elected Senior Member of IEEE
1984 MIT Myron A. Bantrell post-doctoral fellowship
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