[AUDITORY] PhD position available at Signal Processing Group, University of Oldenburg, Germany (Simon Doclo )

Subject: [AUDITORY] PhD position available at Signal Processing Group, University of Oldenburg, Germany
From:    Simon Doclo  <simon.doclo@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Sat, 21 Sep 2013 20:34:51 +0200

The Signal Processing group (http://www.sigproc.uni-oldenburg.de/) at the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics, University of Oldenburg, Germany is seeking to fill the position of a PhD student in the PhD Program "Signals and Cognition". This full-time position is available for initially 3 years, with a monthly stipend amounting to min. 1500 =80 (net). The title of the envisaged research project is "Multi-microphone speech enhancement using brain computer interfaces" (SigCog 05). In many speech communication applications, such as hearing aids and teleconferencing systems, the recorded signals consist of a mixture of different speakers and background noise. Although in the last decades several multi-microphone speech enhancement techniques (e.g. fixed and adaptive beamforming, Multi-Channel Wiener Filter, blind source separation) have been developed, they all rely on pre-defined assumptions about the target speaker. E.g. in hearing aids the target speaker is typically assumed to be in front of the user, whereas in teleconferencing systems it is assumed to be the loudest speaker. In this PhD project we will investigate brain computer interfaces to control multi-microphone speech enhancement techniques, in order to enhance the target speaker to which the user is attending. This PhD project will consist of developing methods for decoding the neural signals to find out to which speaker the user is attending and integrating them with multi-microphone speech enhancement algorithms. The Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics offers an attractive scientific environment in an international team of scientists and access to state-of-the-art acoustical equipment and labs. We are seeking for candidates with a Master (or equivalent) degree in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science or physics, who have excellent grades and a solid scientific background in signal processing, acoustics and/or pattern recognition. Familiarity with scientific tools and programming languages such as MATLAB or C, as well as excellent English language skills are required. Research experience in any of the mentioned fields and a strong interest in interdisciplinary and application-oriented work is desirable. Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV and a copy of the university diplomas and grades until 01.11.2013 to Carl von Ossietzky Universit=E4t Oldenburg, Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics, Signal Processing Group, Prof. Dr. Simon Doclo, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany, or electronically to simon.doclo@xxxxxxxx The Carl von Ossietzky Universit=E4t Oldenburg strives to increase the proportion of women in science, so we especially encourage female candidates to apply. Handicapped applicants will be given preference if equally qualified. --=20 _______________________________________________ Prof. Dr. ir. Simon Doclo University of Oldenburg Dept. of Medical Physics and Acoustics D-26111 Oldenburg Germany Tel: +49-441-7983344 Mob: +49-176-62994725 Fax: +49-441-7983902 simon.doclo@xxxxxxxx http://www.sigproc.uni-oldenburg.de/

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