Prof. Dr. ir. Emanuël Habets


International Audio Laboratories Erlangen
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen

Research Areas

  • Statistical signal processing
  • Acoustic vector-sensor array processing
  • Spatial audio and acoustic signal processing
  • Spatial audio recording and reproduction
  • Voice quality enhancement (dereverberation, noise reduction, echo reduction)
  • Acoustic scene analysis (reverberation time estimation, sound localization and tracking)
  • Artificial reverberation
  • Reverberation enhancement
  • Virtual and augmented reality

Current Events and News [Archive]

  • 10.2019: Congratulations to Sebastian Schlecht for receiving the Best Paper Award at WASPAA 2019 for his paper "Dense reverberation with delay feedback matrices".

  • 10.2019 Congratulations to Soumitro Chakrabarty for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis Robust Direction-of-Arrival Estimation and Spatial Filtering in Noisy and Reverberant Environments.

  • 05.2019 Congratulations to Dr.-Ing. Oliver Thiergart for receiving the 2019 EURASIP Best PhD Award.

  • 05.2019 Congratulations to Dr.-Ing. Maja Taseska for being nominated for the ARD/ZDF Förderpreis »Frauen+Medientechnologie« 2019.

  • 03.2019 Congratulations to María Luis Valero for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis Acoustic Echo Reduction for Multiple Loudspeakers and Microphones: Complexity Reduction and Convergence Enhancement.

  • 03.2019 Congratulations to Axel Plinge and Olli Rummukainen who have been promoted to Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IIS.

  • 11.2018 Congratulations to Dr.-Ing. Maja Taseska for receiving the 2018 doctoral thesis award from the Alumni Technische Fakultät Erlangen.

  • 08.2018 Congratulations to Sebastian Schlecht and Benoit Alary for receiving the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx) 2018 for their paper "Optimized velvet-noise decorrelator".

  • 08.2018 Congratulations to Olli Rummukainen, Thomas Robotham, Axel Plinge and Sebastian Schlecht for receiving the Best Peer-Reviewed Paper Award for their paper "Audio quality evaluation in virtual reality: Multiple stimulus ranking with behavior tracking", presented at the AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, 2018.

  • 06.2018 Congratulations to Ofer Schwartz, Boaz Schwartz, and David Levin, who received their Ph.D. degree at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. They conducted their research under the supervision of Prof. Sharon Gannot and Prof. Emanuël Habets.

  • 05.2018 Our algorithms are at the core of Fraunhofer’s upHear Voice Quality Enhancement technology and used in Yandex's Smart Speaker.

  • 02.2018 Congratulations to Sebastian Braun for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis Speech Dereverberation in Noisy Environments Using Time-Frequency Domain Signal Models.