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Job Description

At the Section for Information Processing, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, a position as postdoc in Speech Intelligibility Enhancement for Hearing Assistive Devices is open for appointment from 1. September, or as soon as possible thereafter. The fully funded position is available for a period of three years.

Hearing assistive devices, such as headsets for speech communication in noisy environments and hearing aid systems, aim at improving the speech intelligibility (SI) for the user. To do so, the hearing assistive devices process the acoustic signals, before they are presented to the ears of the user. This postdoc project is part of a research project on Intelligibility-Aware Hearing Assistive Devices.
The goal of the postdoc project is to develop deep-learning algorithms, which are capable of improving the SI for binaural acoustic situations for normal hearing and for hearing impaired listeners. We envision deep-learning algorithms which employ a model-based approach, i.e., algorithms which utilize (or are inspired by) auditory models or models of intelligibility.

The project will take place at the Section for Signal and Information Processing (SIP), Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University. The SIP section conducts research in areas such as communication technology, human perception (audio, vision), signal processing for multimedia technology, etc. The section also hosts the newly founded Centre for Acoustic Signal Processing Research (CASPR), which focuses on research and education supporting future statistical signal processing concepts for hearing assistive devices.

The successful candidate holds a PhD within a field related to machine learning, statistical signal processing, information theory, acoustic signal processing or similar. Furthermore, knowledge of (impaired) auditory perception, hearing aid technology, etc., is an advantage. An excellent research track record is expected.

You may obtain further information from Prof. Jesper Jensen (phone: +45 39138981, email:, Prof. Søren Holdt Jensen (phone: +45 9940 8654, email:, or at

Please apply (until July 31, 2017) at

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Aalborg University
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Aalborg, Denmark
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July 31, 2017