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Xiang (Sean) Cao


Ph.D. Candidate in Bioengineering 09/2004 - present
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

M.S. in Communications and Information Systems 09/2001 - 03/2004
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China

B.S. in Electrical Engineering 09/1997 - 06/2001
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China

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Graduate Student 06/2004–present
Ginny Richards’ Lab University of Pennsylvania, PA
-· Study on the understanding of the perception of complex sounds by
humans. Employ psychophysical methods and computational models on the
perceptual organization of complex sounds.


Cao, X., Huang, R., and Richards, V.M.(2009). Sequential Effects on the Detectability of a Tone Added to a Multi-Tone Masker. J. Acoust. Soc. Am.-EL, 125, EL20-EL25.

Conference papers and abstracts:

Cao, X., and Richards, V.M. (2008). “The time couse of cued informational masking trials,” Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Phoenix, AZ, USA. Abstract 411.



Zhongzhou Tang

Xiang (Sean) Cao
Ph.D. Candidate and Researcher
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

3401 Walnut Street 317C
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

215.573.7570  (phone)
xiangcao at seas.upenn.edu


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