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At Aalborg University, Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a position as Postdoc in Robust streaming of multi-channel high-quality audio for sound field control is open for appointment from September 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for 36 months.

In the area of 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 employs more than 200 staff, of which about 40% are international, and about 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. Department research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, signal processing, cybersecurity and acoustics. The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results into practical applications with industrial partners and IPR. Within its own subject field, the Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model.

We seek to appoint a PostDoc to take part in research and knowledge exchange in the research project Interactive Sound Zones for Better Living (ISOBEL).

The aim of the ISOBEL project is to enable control of reproduced sound in domestic and health care environments. The approach is to reproduce specific audio content (e.g. music) in particular spatial regions of the room, so called sound zones. These sound zones are dynamic and interactive relative to the audio content and the requirements of the occupants of the zones. The sound zones are created using multiple synchronized wireless loudspeakers, which in unison create the desired sound field. The sound field is measured using microphones at given positions in the room and extrapolated to the regions of interest before being used for online adaptation of the control algorithm.

The main purpose of this postdoc project is to analyze and design new streaming strategies in order to achieve robust and synchronized streaming of audio to multiple loudspeakers in health care and domestic environments. The project involves designing new adaptive network codes for multicast and multi-hop networks that consider the dynamics of the communication environment, the audio signals, and the user requirements. A possible direction could be to design joint source-channel codes for multi-cast environments

The ideal candidate for the position is expected to have:

-A PhD degree in wireless communications, information theory, or signal processing.
-Experience in joint source-channel coding, network coding, streaming over wireless networks, and audio coding.
-A strong publication record.
-Good interpersonal and communication skills.
-Willing to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team and be a good team player.

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Aalborg University
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Aalborg, Nordjylland, Denmark
Closing Date
July 5, 2020