Julie Greenberg

Senior Lecturer
Phone: (617) 258-6086
room: E25-518
MIT address: 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

Julie Greenberg

Senior Lecturer


  • Director of Education, Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences & Technology and Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Senior Lecturer, Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Member of the Affiliated Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School


Julie Greenberg has been at MIT since 1987 in a variety of capacities including graduate student, researcher, academic advisor, instructor, and administrator. She is currently a Senior Lecturer, teaching Biomedical Signal & Image Processing and Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology. As Director of Education for IMES/HST, Dr. Greenberg serves as Graduate Officer. She oversees educational policy, curriculum development, and academic affairs for all HST PhD students and coordinates with colleagues at Harvard regarding the training of HST MD students. She collaborates with faculty committees and mentors staff responsible for admissions, recruiting, student financial support, subject offerings, student records database, academic events, and the HST website. Dr. Greenberg also serves as an EECS undergraduate academic advisor.


  • PhD in Medical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
  • SM in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
  • BSE in Computer Engineering, University of Michigan, 1985

selected awards/societies

  • MIT Leader to Leader Fellow
  • Thomas A. McMahon Mentoring Award, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology
  • John F. and Virginia B. Taplin Faculty Fellow in Health Sciences and Technology
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education

selected publications

  • Koul, A. and Greenberg, J.E. (2006). “Using intermicrophone correlation to detect speech in spatially-separated noise,” EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, volume 2006, Article ID 93920.
  • Goldsworthy, R.L. and Greenberg, J.E. (2004). “Analysis of speech-based Speech Transmission Index methods with implications for non-linear operations”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 116, 3679-3689.
  • Greenberg, J.E., Smith, N.T., and Newman, J.H. (2003). “Instructional Module in Fourier Spectral Analysis, Based on Principles of ‘How People Learn’,” J. Engineering Education 92, 155-165.
  • Greenberg, J.E., Desloge, J.D., and Zurek, P.M. (2003). “Evaluation of array-processing algorithms for a headband hearing aid,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 113, 1646-1657.
  • Greenberg, J.E., Delgutte, B., and Gray, M.L. (2003). “Hands-On Learning in Biomedical Signal Processing,” IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 22, 71-79.
  • Greenberg, J.E. and Zurek, P.M. (2001). “Microphone-array hearing aids,” in Microphone Arrays: Signal Processing Techniques and Applications, edited by M.S. Brandstein and D.B. Ward. (Springer, New York).
  • Greenberg, J.E., Zurek, P.M., and Brantley, M. (2000). “Evaluation of feedback-reduction algorithms for hearing aids,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 108, 2366-2376.
  • Greenberg, J.E. (1998). “Modified LMS algorithms for speech processing with an adaptive noise canceller,” IEEE Trans. on Speech and Audio Processing 6, 338-351.
  • Welker, D.P., Greenberg, J.E., Desloge, J.G., and Zurek, P.M. (1997). “Microphone-array hearing aids with binaural output. II. A two-microphone adaptive system,” IEEE Trans. Speech and Audio Processing 5, 543-551
  • Greenberg, J.E., Peterson, P.M., and Zurek, P.M. (1993). “Intelligibility-weighted measures of speech-to-interference ratio and speech system performance,” J. Acoustical Society of America 94, 3009-3010.
  • Greenberg, J.E. and Zurek, P.M. (1992). “Evaluation of an adaptive beamforming method for hearing aids,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 91, 1662-1676.

courses taught

  • HST420J/6.811J/2.78J – Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology
  • HST582J/6.555J  – Biomedical Signal and Image Processing