Dr. Kokkinakis earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Liverpool. As director of the Electrical Hearing Laboratory at KU, Kokkinakis and his students are working on signal processing strategies for use in cochlear implant devices.
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Liverpool
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Liverpool
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield
- Physics of speech
- Principles of hearing science
Dr. Kokkinakis' research focuses on signal processing, binaural hearing mechanisms and psychoacoustics. His research aims to enhance speech perception in noise by cochlear implant listeners.
- Noise reduction for bilateral cochlear implants
Viswanathan, N., Kokkinakis, K., & Williams, B. T. (2016). Spatially separating language masker from target results in spatial and linguistic masking release. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(6), 465–470. DOI:10.1121/1.4968034
Kokkinakis, K., Runge, C., Tahmina, Q., & Hu, Y. (2015). Evaluation of a spectral subtraction strategy to suppress reverberant energy in cochlear implant devices. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138(1), 115–124. DOI:10.1121/1.4922331
Mason, M., & Kokkinakis, K. (2014). Perception of consonants in reverberation and noise by adults fitted with bimodal devices. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57(4), 1512-1520. DOI:10.1044/2014_JSLHR-H-13-0127
Kong, Y., Mulangi, A., & Kokkinakis, K. (2014). Classification of fricative consonants for speech enhancement in hearing devices. PLoS One, 9(4), e95001. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0095001
Kokkinakis, K., & Cox, C. (2014). Reducing the impact of wind noise on cochlear implant processors with two microphones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(5), EL219. DOI:10.1121/1.4871583
Kokkinakis, K., & Pak, N. (2013). Binaural advantages in users of bimodal and bilateral cochlear implant devices. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, EL47. DOI:10.1121/1.4831955
Hu, Y., & Kokkinakis, K. (2013). Effects of early and late reflections on intelligibility of reverberated speech by cochlear implant listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, EL22. DOI:10.1121/1.4834455
Kokkinakis, K., Azimi, B., Hu, Y., & Friedland, D. (2012). Single and multiple microphone noise reduction strategies in cochlear implants. Trends in Amplification, 16(2), 102-116.
Kokkinakis, K., Hazrati, O., & Loizou, P. C. (2011). A channel-selection criterion for suppressing reverberation in cochlear implants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(5), 3221-3232.
Kokkinakis, K., & Loizou, P. C. (2011). The impact of reverberant self-masking and overlap- masking effects on speech intelligibility by cochlear implant listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130(3), 1099-1102.