Dr. Franz A. de Leon

Dr. Franz Asunta de Leon is the Director for the DOST - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI). With interests in Digital Signal Processing for Audio and Communications, he was the project leader for the Development of a Philippine Indigenous Instrument Sounds Database, also known as KATUNOG (KAlipunan ng KaTUtubong TuNOG).


PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering University of Southampton, United Kingdom (2014)
MS in Electrical Engineering University of the Philippines, Diliman (2005)
BS Electronics and Communications Engineering University of the Philippines, Diliman (2003)

Research Interests

Digital signal processing for audio and communications.
Applying machine learning techniques and pattern recognition for multimedia applications.



Selected publications

N. Bernardo, F. de Leon, “On the trade-off between physical layer security and energy efficiency of massive MIMO with small cells,” Proc. International Conference on Advance Technologies for Communication, Hanoi, Vietnam 2016.

J. Disuanco, V. Tan, F. de Leon, "Study of hybrid methods for melody extraction of polyphonic signals for Philippine indigenous music," Proc. 8th AUN/sEED-NET International Conference on EEE, Manila, Philippines, November 2015.

J. Disuanco, V. Tan, F. de Leon, "Study of automatic melody extraction methods for Philippineindigenous music," Proc. 5ih International Conference on Control System, Computing & Engineering, Penang, Malaysia, November 2015.

F. de Leon, K. Martinez, "Music genre classification using polyphonic timbre models," Proc. 19th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing," Hong Kong, August 2014.

F. de Leon, K. Martinez, "A music genre classifier combining timbre, rhythm and tempo models," Proc. of 2012 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON 2012), Cebu, Philippines, November 2012.

F. de Leon, K. Martinez, "Submission to MIREX 2012 AMS genre classification and audio music similarity tasks," Proc. International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Porto, Portugal, October 2012.

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