PDEng student on Virtual Position Noise Measurement (VIPNOM)

Updated: about 21 hours ago
Deadline: 03 Jul 2022

Sorama and the Electronic Systems (ES) group within the Department of Electrical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) are seeking to hire an outstanding PDEng candidate within the field of Signal Processing and Software Engineering.


Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng trainee)


Electrical Engineering

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Job description

Are you a masters graduate who wants to continue their study and become a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) while working as an R&D software engineer?

About the Project

Noise is the second largest harmful environmental factor to human beings in Europe and claims 1.6 million healthy life years each year, mainly due to stress and sleep disturbances. VIPNOM focuses on the development of advanced noise measurement methods and acoustic virtual reality.

To effectively combat unwanted noise, it is important to first be able to measure it. Currently, noise is measured by placing microphones at specific locations and those measurements made are applicable for those locations only. VIPNOM advocates the use of microphone arrays at central locations, where noise levels at several other locations can also be measured simultaneously, such as at the balconies of an apartment building next to a noisy road, or across a large area of the city center.

In order to accurately measure noise levels, VIPNOM will further develop, optimize and implement the methods that are developed in the ZERO NWO project (https://www.zero-program.nl/?page_id=252 ). The resulting algorithms will be tested in the living labs: Stratumseind, Strijp-S, and the Philips Stadium. Additionally, the same techniques will also be applied in an acoustic virtual reality to allow interested parties (such as citizens and policy officers) to auralize and experience noise beyond just decibel values on a written report.

This project is funded by Eindhoven Engine.

About the position

We are looking for one PDEng candidate who will strengthen the Sorama team. During the project the candidate is encouraged to spend part of their work at Eindhoven Engine as well as the TU/e. The position focuses on the development and implementation of acoustic signal processing algorithms, and will work closely with other PDEng fellows. The ideal candidate is interested (or already have experience) in software development and has affinity with signal processing techniques. He or she should expect and succeed in tasks like reviewing and validating prototype code, translating and optimizing prototype code into production code. The actual scope will be personalized based on the profile of the candidate.

The candidate will also be registered at TU/e and complete training courses related to the project. Program graduates will be awarded a certified diploma and the degree “Professional Doctorate in Engineering” (PDEng).

Electronic Systems group at TU/e and Sorama

The Electronic Systems group consists of seven full professors, two associate professors, eight assistant professors, several postdocs, about 40 PDEng and PhD candidates and support staff. The ES group is world-renowned for its design automation and embedded systems research. It is our ambition to provide a scientific basis for design trajectories of electronic systems, ranging from digital circuits to cyber-physical systems. The trajectories are constructive and lead to high quality, cost-effective systems with predictable properties (functionality, timing, reliability, power dissipation, and cost).

Sorama is a highly innovative company that leads and redefines the frontiers of knowledge in acoustic imaging. This is achieved through intensive collaborations with academic partners and also relentless in-house R&D efforts, effectively bridging the gap between academic findings and industrial know-how. Sorama aims to improve the quality of life for all people, wherever they are, by providing the technology to Make Sound Insightful. Founded in 2009 as a TU/e spin-off by Rick Scholte, Sorama is one of the Netherlands’ Top 250 Growth Companies in 2021.

Job requirements

We are looking for excellent candidates that add value to Sorama and the ES group with the following profile:

  • Master degree (preferably in computer science, electrical engineering, software engineering or related),
  • Experience in signal processing is strongly preferred,
  • Proficient with C++,
  • Experience in MATLAB and/or CUDA is a plus, but not required,
  • Comfortable working in a (multi-disciplinary) team,
  • Driven, eager, enthusiastic, ambitious personality,
  • Interested in acquiring new skills and competences,
  • Live in/near Eindhoven or willing to relocate.

Conditions of employment

We offer a full-time, fixed-term, 2-year contract at Sorama including:

  • Competitive salary (above VSNU CAO's rate for a PDEng),
  • Courses and training at TUe relevant to the PDEng degree,
  • 25 Holiday days and the option to purchase additional days,
  • Challenging work environment where you can create global impact through our unique solutions,
  • Operate in a fast-growing company with good future perspectives,
  • Knowledgeable and inspiring colleagues,
  • Eindhoven Engine and TU/e interaction days throughout your project,
  • A flexible work environment,
  • Unique office location at Strijp-T, less than 5-minute walk away from the Eindhoven Strijp-S train station,
  • Excellent coffee, fresh fruits, and rooftop BBQs.

Information and application


Please send your CV, including a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, a portfolio with copies of diplomas with course grades and contact information of two references, to jin.jack.tan[at]sorama.eu under the subject “PDEng student on Virtual Position Noise Measurement”.

For more information on the position, please contact dr. Jin Jack Tan, jin.jack.tan[at]sorama.eu or call our office at +31 40 3041019.

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