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Reannouncement: One or more PhD stipends in Acoustic Signal Processing for Hearing Assistive Devices (8-22017G)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, One or more PhD stipends in Acoustic Signal Processing for Hearing Assistive Devices is available within the general study programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment from October 15, or soon as possible thereafter. In electronics engineering, Aalborg University is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes. The Department of Electronic Systems consists of more than 200 employees, of which about 40 % are international and 90 enrolled PhD students. The Department hosts 620 students. The Department's excellent research infrastructures and facilities accentuate its global position in teaching and research.The Department's research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, AI, sound, cyber security and robotics. The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results into practical applications with industrial partners and IPR. The Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model

Job description

One or more fully funded PhD stipends are available in the Centre for Acoustic Signal Processing Research (CASPR). CASPR is anchored in the Section for Artificial Intelligence and Sound (AIS), Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark.

CASPR performs research and education in advanced signal processing for hearing assistive devices including hearing aids, headphones, and headsets.

The potential topics of the PhD stipends are:

1.  Self supervised learning for signal processing in hearing assistive devices such as speech enhancement, acoustic scene analysis, etc.

2. Energy reduced DNNs using Bayesian learning and approximate computing such as finite precision arithmetic, deterministic and stochastic computing, etc.

3. Multimodal signal processing for hearing assistive devices such as users EEG, eye-gaze as well as audio-visual inputs, etc.

4. Advanced speech enhancement including voice conversion, person conditioned DNN, binaural enhancement, etc.

When applying for the position you need to indicate your first and second priority of research topics from the above list.

We are looking for highly motivated, independent, and outstanding students that desire to do a successful 3-year PhD programme at Aalborg University. The ideal candidate will have a M.Sc. degree in statistical signal processing, audio processing, auditory perception, machine learning, or information theory. Good English verbal and written skills are a must, and excellent undergraduate and graduate grades are desired.

Concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend, you may obtain further information from: Professor Jan Østergaard;; Professor Zheng-Hua Tan; ; or Professor Jesper Jensen; .

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 and 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 at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff , The Doctoral School at 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 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

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