Audio and acoustic signal processing

Contact: Richard Heusdens

This theme centers on theoretical foundations and algorithms for audio, acoustic, and speech signals. The main research areas currently covered are multimedia data compression (speech, audio, video), single- and multi-channel speech enhancement, signal processing for large-scale sensor networks (localization, distributed signal processing), signal processing for hearing aids, and acoustical signal processing.

The audio and speech processing group has tight connections with industry (sponsored research), e.g., Google, Huawei, Bosch, Bang & Olufsen, Oticon A/S, Philips, etc.

Projects under this theme

Smart sensing for Aviation

Detecting damages in composite material manufacturing

Distributed Processing of Audio Signals

Industry-sponsored project that aims to develop new distributed processing approaches and new computational methods for determining the acoustic room response.

Spatially Correct Multi-Microphone Noise Reduction Strategies suitable for Hearing Aids

multichannel signal processing algorithms to help hearing aid users

Intelligibility enhancement for speech communication systems

Can we do "precoding" of speech signals to enhance their intelligibility at the receiver, taking channel distortions and environmental noise into account?


Speech enhancement in wireless acoustic sensor networks

Distributed speech enhancement algorithms using a large number of microphones distributed in the environment

Intelligibility Enhancement of Noisy Speech

The objective of the project is to develop a speech enhancement system which specifically aims at improving the intelligibility of the speech signal.