Prof. Dr. ir. Emanuël Habets



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


He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Hogeschool Limburg, The Netherlands, in 1999, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), The Netherlands, in 2002 and 2007, respectively.

From March 2007 until February 2009, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and at the Bar-Ilan University, Israel. In 2009, he was awarded a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development. From February 2009 until November 2010, he was a Member of the Research Staff in the Communication and Signal Processing Group at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. In November 2010, he joined the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen as a Professor for Perception-based Spatial Audio Signal Processing at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Chief Scientist for Spatial Audio Processing at Fraunhofer IIS. Since 2013 he is also Head of the Spatial Audio Research Group at Fraunhofer IIS.

His research activities center around audio and acoustic signal processing, and include spatial audio signal processing, spatial sound recording and reproduction, speech enhancement (dereverberation, noise reduction, echo reduction), and sound localization and tracking.

Dr. Habets was a member of the organization committee of the 2005 International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control (IWAENC) in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, a general co-chair of the 2013 International Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA) in New Paltz, New York, and general co-chair of the 2014 International Conference on Spatial Audio (ICSA) in Erlangen, Germany. He was a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Standing Committee on Industry Digital Signal Processing Technology (2013-2015), a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing (2011-2016), Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2013-2017), and Editor in Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing (2016-2018). He was the founding vice-chair of the EURASIP Special Area Team on Acoustic, Sound and Music Signal Processing (2015-2018). He is the recipient, with S. Gannot and I. Cohen, of the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Letters Best Paper Award. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the Audio Engineering Society, a member of the EAA Technical Committee on Audio Signal Processing (since 2017), and Chair of the EURASIP Special Area Team on Acoustic, Sound and Music Signal Processing (since 2019).