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.

  • 11.2017 Congratulations to Dr.-Ing. Maja Taseska for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis Informed Spatial Filters for Speech Enhancement: Noise and Interference Reduction, Blind Source Separation, and Acoustic Source Tracking.

  • 10.2017 Congratulations to Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Schlecht for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis Feedback Delay Networks in Artificial Reverberation and Reverberation Enhancement.

  • 10.2017: Congratulations to Soumitro Chakrabarty for receiving the Best Student Paper Award for his paper "Broadband DOA estimation using convolutional neural networks trained with noise signals", presented at WASPAA 2017.

  • 10.2017: Congratulations to Ofer Schwartz and Axel Plinge for receiving the Best Paper Award for their paper "Blind microphone geometry calibration using one reverberant speech event", presented by Axel Plinge at WASPAA 2017.

  • 07.2017: We are pleased to welcome Dr. Christine Evers who is visiting our group from 03.07 until 14.07.

  • 06.2017: We are pleased to welcome Prof. Sharon Gannot who is visiting our group from 30.06 until 28.07.

  • 04.2017: The Fraunhofer upHear® Spatial Audio Microphone Processing is now available for licensing.

  • 03.2017: The "Speech Enhancement" course was rated the third best elective course of the Technical Faculty.

  • 01.2017: Teaching 6 hours on Spatial Audio Processing at the Winter School on Speech and Audio Processing (WiSSAP) 2017 in Bangalore, India.

  • 09.2016: Our book Theory and Applications of Spherical Microphone Array Processing by Daniel Jarrett, Emanuël Habets, and Patrick Naylor is now available via Springer. A preview can be found here.

  • 01.2016: Editor in Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing.

  • 12.2015: Start of the European research project Orpheus which is dedicated to improving the management of audio content to create new user experiences. In this project, we will develop, implement and validate a new end-to-end object-based media chain for audio content.

  • 06.2015: The Speech Enhancement course can now be taken as a mandatory elective in the study programs EEI and CME.

  • 06.2015: Congratulations to Dr.-Ing. Oliver Thiergart for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis Flexible multi-microphone acquisition and processing of spatial sound using parametric sound field representations.

  • 12.2014: We are pleased to welcome Prof. Sharon Gannot who is visiting our group from 8.12 until 16.12.

  • 12.2014: The paper "Late reverberant spectral variance estimation based on a statistical model" by Emanuel Habets, Israel Cohen and Sharon Gannot received the 2014 SPS Signal Processing Letters Best Paper Award.

  • 09.2014: Congratulations to Maja Taseska for receiving the Best Student Paper Award for her paper "A subspace-based perspective on spatial filtering performance with distributed and co-located microphone arrays", presented at the ITG Conference on Speech Communication.

  • 09.2014: Congratulations to Sebastian Braun for receiving the Best Student Paper Award for his paper "Multichannel dereverberation for hearing aids with interaural coherence preservation", presented at the International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC).

  • 09.2014: Congratulations to Oliver Thiergart for receiving the Best Student Paper Award for his paper "An Acoustical Zoom Based on Informed Spatial Filtering", presented at the International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC).

  • 04.2014: Congratulations to Maja Taseska for receiving the Luise Prell Award for her M.Sc. Thesis “Informed MMSE-based Spatial Filtering”.

  • 10.2013: Congratulations to Maja Taseska for receiving the Best Student Paper Award for her paper "Spotforming using distributed microphone arrays", presented at the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA).