One or more PhD Stipends in Processing of sound signals in noise for hearing assistive devices (8-19042)

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At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one ore more PhD stipends in Processing of sound signals in noise for hearing assistive devices are available within the general study programme Electrical Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment from 1 September, 2019 or soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

In this project model-driven and/or data-driven statistical methods will be exploited in order to process noisy speech and audio signals. The model-driven approach would be based on an interplay between information theoretical and human perceptual models. The data-driven approach could be using deep neural networks.

The project will be conducted at the newly founded Centre for Acoustic Signal Processing Research (CASPR, of the Section for Signal and Information Processing, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University. The Centre focuses on conducting research and education in scientific disciplines supporting future statistical signal processing concepts for hearing assistive devices.

The successful applicant must have a Master’s degree in Statistical Signal Processing, Information Theory, Estimation Theory, Machine Learning or Auditory Processing, and have extensive knowledge in one or more of the disciplines. Excellent undergraduate and master degree grades are desired. A high level of written and spoken English is also expected.

You may obtain further information from Prof. (MSO) Jan Østergaard,, phone+45 99408693; Prof. Zheng-Hua Tan,; or Prof. Jesper Jensen,, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT adn Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email:  , phone: +45 9940 9589.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design:

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

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