Science - Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
My interest in acoustics and psychoacoustics was raised when I did my diploma thesis at the Institute for Broadcast Engineering (IRT) in Munich. It was about auditory distance perception in the near-field using wave-field-synthesis. I afterwards got the opportunity to study for a PhD in the lab of Prof. H. Fastl. Topic of the PhD thesis has been the perceptibility of vehicle exterior noises in background noises. Those who are interested in some results can have a look into my publications.
I then worked for the MRC Institute of Hearing Research in Nottingham/UK in the group of Bernhard Seeber. Focus of the work was on "Auditory Scene Analysis" and "Binaural hearing" and their application to cochlear implants. We successfully completed a project sponsored by Cochlear Europe Ltd., which looked into the localisation abilities of cochlear implant users in difficult acoustic environments characterised by reverberation and background noise. The results are currently written up/under review and will appear here as soon as they are officially published. If you want more information now please do not hesitate to contact me by email.
In October 2013 I started work at Müller-BBM Active Sound Technolgy, a company specialised in systems for ANC (Active Noise Control) and ASD (Active Sound Design). Please do not hesitate to contact me with any issues related to my previous and present work.
Visitors may also be interested in my: Research interests - CV - PhD Thesis - Publications - Loudness calculation
Research interests (in no particular order):
- Hearing impairment
- Audio signal processing
- Cochlear implants
- Localisation of sounds
- Sound field synthesis (Room simulation, Wave field synthesis, Binaural room scanning)
- Vehicle exterior noise and accident avoidance
- The title of my PhD Thesis was "Wahrnehmbarkeit von Fahrzeugaußengeräuschen in Hintergrundgeräuschen: Psychoakustische Beurteilungen und modellbasierte Prognosen" which translates to "Perceptibility of vehicle exterior noise in background noises: Psychoacoustic evaluation and model-based predictions" It can be obtained online using the library of the Technical University of Munich. Printed copys were published by "Verlag Dr. Hut" under ISBN 978-3-89963-909-4.
- Feel free to browse through the list of my publications. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of one of the articles don't hesitate to contact me. My email address can be found in the bottom line of this homepage.
DIN ISO 45631 for matlab
- The calculation of loudness for stationary sounds based on third-octave bands was standardised in DIN ISO 45631. This standard also includes a BASIC programm to do the calculations.
Some time ago I did a translation of the BASIC program into Matlab code which was frequently downloaded and used by people all over the world. Unfortunately the first version of the script
had a bug which affected the ploting of specific loudness. Together with Christopher Struck I was able to track the error and fix the problem which resulted in this