Lecture: Speech Enhancement, Winter Term 2016/2017

Past course
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  • Instructor: Prof. Dr. Emanuël Habets
  • Tutor: Soumitro Chakrabarty
  • Time: Winter Term 2016/2017, Wednesday 08:20-09:50
  • Place: Am Wolfsmantel 33, Erlangen-Tennenlohe, Room 3R4.04
  • Format: Lecture
  • Credits: 2,5 ECTS
  • Exam (graded): Oral examination on February 22nd and March 21st.
  • Flyer: PDF


The lecture has the following format:

  • Every meeting consists of 90 minutes

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Emanuël Habets.


We live in a noisy world! In all applications that are related to speech from sound recording, hands-free communication, teleconferencing, hearing aids, cochlear implants, to human- machine interfaces, a speech signal of interest captured by one or more microphones is contaminated by noise and reverberation. Depending on the level of noise and reverberation, the quality and intelligibility of the speech can be greatly reduced. Therefore, it is highly desirable, and sometimes even indispensable, to "clean up" the noisy signals using signal processing techniques before transmission or reproduction.

In this course well known and state-of-the-art methods for noise reduction and dereverberation, with one or multiple microphones, are discussed.

The goal of this course is to provide a strong foundation for researchers, engineers, and graduate students who are interested in the problem of signal and speech enhancement.

Course Material

The lecture slides can be downloaded here.


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