Specialization profile--Audio and acoustic signal processing

The profile Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing focuses on such topics as multimedia data compression, audio/speech processing, distributed signal processing, acoustic signal processing, speech enhancement, sensor localization, pattern recognition and security. The research and coursework cover a broad scope of theory and algorithms in signal processing, information theory and cryptography.

Suggested courses

EE4530Applied convex optimization5 EC details
EE4540Distributed signal processing5 EC details
EE4685Machine learning, a Bayesian perspective5 EC details
EE4715Array processing5 EC details
EE4C12Machine learning for Electrical Engineering5 EC details
ET4386Estimation and detection5 EC details
IN4191Security and cryptography5 EC details

MSc project proposals

Some examples of thesis topics (this list is not exhaustive):
SPSOptimizing the analysis of auditory event-related potentials in EEG (with Erasmus Medical Center)
Machine learning and speech enhancement
Optimisation and Modelling of speech intelligibility
Acoustic transfer function estimation for beamforming applications
Adaptive audio processing (with the company Axign)
Decoding Emotions: Advanced Analysis of Vocal Expressions in Children With Hearing Impairment
Spectral Noise Estimation for Hearing Aids
Active Noise Reduction for MRIs
In ear (with hearing aid) based Biomedical Signal Processing
Audio processing in wireless earbuds (Several assignments with the company Dopple)
Will High-Mobility Modulations Open Up the Ocean?

Thesis examples

MSP 2014 Evgeni AizenbergComputer-Aided Comparative Assessment of Inflammatory Lesions in MRI of the Spine in Axial Spondyloarthritis Patients
Martijn GerritsEvaluation of instrumental measures for the prediction of musical noise in enhanced noisy speech
2013 Erik RoelingImproving indoor localization of Android phones: For the use of speech enhancement by using a different calibration signal for each phone and including the relative clock skew
2012 J.J.M. Van de SandeReal-time Beamforming and Sound Classification Parameter Generation in Public Environments
SPS 2023 Chenyang YanCoded Cover for Acoustic Vector Sensors
Bingxiang ZhongRank Detection Based on Generalized Eigenvalue Threshold in Arbitrary Noise
Koen RodewijkArray Processing in Atrial Fibrillation: Application of different signal models and LAT estimation techniques
2022 Stephy Annie Curie Rakesh ArayaPredicting noise attenuation level in the earplugs using Gaussian Process Regression
Yuanyuan YaoImage-Based Query Search Engine via Deep Learning
Sebastian JordanDistributed Optimisation Using Stochastic PDMM
Ids van der WerfTowards Gridless Sound Field Reconstruction
Mihir KapadiaFew shot emotion recognition using intelligent voice assistants and wearables
Tobias RoestLoudspeakers as recording devices in public address systems
2021 Niels de KoeijerSound Zones with a Cost Function based on Human Hearing
Ellen RiemensOn the Integration of Acoustics and LiDAR
2020 Shaoqing ChenDeep Learning-Based Sound Identification
Laurens BuijsClock skew invariant beamforming
Giovanni BologniRoom geometry estimation from stereo recordings using neural networks
2019 Lantian KouParticle Filter based Speaker Tracking in Distributed Pairwise Microphone Networks
Gabriele ZaccaInferring the location of reflecting surfaces from acoustic measurements
Emmaouil (Manolis) PapadakisFace recognition using traditional machine learning algorithms and deep neural networks with application to face verification
Husain KapadiaA Generative Neural Network Model for Speech Enhancement
Metin CalisPrivacy-preserving consensus averaging
2018 Konstantios SachosOn speech enhancement in very low SNRs for smart speakers
Mert ErginSnoring Sound Production and Modelling
Rik van der VlistPhase estimation of recurring patterns in nonstationary signals
Raissa LynnRoom Geometry Estimation from Acoustic Echoes
Costas KokkeInterferer selection for binaural cue preservation in joint binaural linearly constrained minimum variance beamforming
Lucas MontesinosAudio-visual authentication for mobile devices
Niels van WijngaardenInexact distributed optimization schemes
Sofia-Eirini KottiClock-Offset Invariant Beamforming in Wireless Acoustic Sensor Networks
Derk-Jan HulsingaThe cocktail party problem: GSVD-beamformers for speech in reverberant environments
2017 Jake JonkmanQuantized Distributed Optimization Schemes; a monotone operator approach
Boliang XuPacket loss concealment for speech transmissions in real-time wireless applications
Wangyang YuIndoor localization with Low Energy Bluetooth
2016 Iakov ChalegouaInvestigations into Informed Phase Restoration of Amplitude Spectra for Audio Signals
Mario Coutino MinguezIdentification of room boundaries for sound field estimation
Daan SchellekensQuantization effects in PDMM: A first study for synchronous distributed averaging
2015 Rodolfo Solera UrcuyoSpeech Based Onset Estimation for Multisensor Localization
Ingmar JagerRoom Shape Estimation from Acoustic Echoes using Graph-based Echo Labeling
He Ming ZhangDistributed Convex Optimization: A Study on the Primal-Dual Method of Multipliers
2014 Andreas KoutrouvelisSpeech Production Modelling and Analysis
2007 Christian van BijleveldPacket Loss Concealment for Speech Communications

Contact person

For more information about the research group, possible thesis topics, and suggestions for your ISP:

dr.ir. Richard Hendriks

Signal Processing Systems Group

Department of Microelectronics