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

Oded Ghitza received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Israel, in 1975, 1977 and 1983, respectively. From 1968 to 1984 he was with the Signal Corps Research Laboratory of the Israeli Defense Forces. During 1984-1985 he was a Bantrell post-doctoral fellow at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a consultant with the Speech Systems Technology Group at Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts. From 1985 to early 2003 he was with the Acoustics and Speech Research Department, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, where his research was aimed at developing models of hearing and at creating perception based signal analysis methods for speech recognition, coding and evaluation. From 2003 to 2011 he was with Sensimetrics Corp., Malden, Massachusetts, where he continued to acquire and model basic knowledge of auditory physiology and of perception for the purpose of advancing speech, audio and hearing-aid technology. From 2005 to 2008 he was with the Sensory Communication Group at MIT. Since mid 2006 he is with the Hearing Research Center and with the Center for Biodynamics at Boston University, where he studies the role of brain rhythms in speech perception. In December 2010 he was appointed a Research Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University. From 2017 to 2022 he was a Visiting Researcher with the Neuroscience Department, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2022, he is a Visiting Professor with the Poeppel Lab at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience, in cooperation with Max Planck Society, Frankfurt, Germany.

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, Sun Y, Michalareas G, Ghitza O, Poeppel D. Dynamics of Functional Networks for Syllable and Word-Level Processing. Neurobiol Lang (Camb). 2023; 4(1):120-144. PMID: 37229144; PMCID: PMC10205074; DOI: 10.1162/nol_a_00089;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. 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
  5. Ghitza O. Behavioral evidence for the role of cortical ? oscillations in determining auditory channel capacity for speech. Front Psychol. 2014; 5:652. PMID: 25071631
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Ghitza O. The theta-syllable: a unit of speech information defined by cortical function. Front Psychol. 2013; 4:138. PMID: 23519170
  9. 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
  10. 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
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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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