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Winter School on Hearing Acoustics: Models, Machine Learning, Applications, and Virtual Reality

March 13 - March 14

We are happy to announce the Winter School on Hearing Acoustics: Models,Machine Learning, Applications, and Virtual Reality, will take placefrom 13.03.2023 – 14.03.2023 at the University of Oldenburg, Germany.

The Winter School provides a great opportunity for Master and PhDstudents to broaden their understanding in several fields required incutting-edge hearing research. It will give you insights into thecurrent research addressed in the collaborative research centre (CRC)Hearing acoustics (coordinator: Prof. Dr. Volker Hohmann) at theUniversity of Oldenburg – School of Medicine and Health sciences – Dept.of Medical Physics and Acoustics (see https://uol.de/en/sfb-1330-hearing-acoustics)dedicated to advance our understanding of auditory perception in complexacoustic environments (CAEs) and to improve acoustic communication insuch difficult environments.The PIs of the CRC, including renowned experts in the fields of• Audio signal processing & machine learning (Bernd Meyer, Jörg Lücke,   Jörn Anemüller, Simon Doclo, Steven van de Par, Volker Hohmann),• Auditory modeling and psychoacoustics (Jan Rennies-Hochmuth, Kai   Siedenburg, Stephan Ewert, Steven van de Par, Thomas Brand),• Hearing aids and audiology (Anna Warzybok, Birger Kollmeier,   Kirsten Wagener, Volker Hohmann), and• Virtual acoustics (Bernhard Seeber, Mathias Blau, Michael Vorländer,   Stephan Ewert),will give tutorial talks closely related to their project within the CRC.Accompanying the tutorial talks, hands-on exercises will be offered togain experience with modern tools (e.g., auditory models, immersivehearing device, binaural localization algorithms, room acousticssoftware) that have been developed or applied within the CRC forcreating, assessing and analyzing communication situation in virtualCAEs with and without hearing supportive algorithms/devices.The Winter School is also a great opportunity to meet with otherstudents and to discuss your own research and ideas with leadingexperts. Since many aspects of hearing research are covered by thisWinter School, Master and PhD students can try out different subjects,which may give impulses for planning their next career steps.The Winter School is free from registration fees. The CRC offers 10stipends for international Master and PhD students and national Masterstudents (for more details, please see below).For further details about the Winter School, please see below or visit

https://uol.de/en/sfb-1330-hearing-acoustics/news/winter-school-hearing-acoustics#c460945We are looking forward to see you in Oldenburg!Volker Hohmann, Birger Kollmeier & the organization team*****************About the CRC “Hearing Acoustics“The common goal of the different research projects in the CRC is toquantitatively characterize the benefit of hearing devices in real-lifeenvironments considering complex auditory scenes and audio-visual aswell as user-device interactions. Another key element is the transfer ofthe obtained insights into applications and future hearing devices. TheCRC and the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics provide anattractive research environment within international teams and mostadvanced research facilities.Preliminary agendaThe talks and hands-on exercises are clustered in three main sessionswhich are related to the three research areas of the CRC:Session 1: 13.03, Monday morning: ModelsSession 2: 13.03, Monday afternoon: AlgorithmsSession 3: 14.03, Tuesday morning: ApplicationsSelected talks (preliminary)• The immersive hearing device: Closing the loop between hearing aid,   environment and listener (Volker Hohmann)• Modelling hearing loss and the benefit from hearing devices using   machine learning (Birger Kollmeier)• Deep neural networks for modeling human speech perception (Bernd   Meyer)• Acoustic foundations of musical instrument identification (Kai   Siedenburg)• Headphones – Measurement and calibration (Michael Vorländer)• Communication in virtual audio-visual scenes (Bernhard Seeber)• The Binaural Speech Intelligibility Model (Tom Brand,   Jan Rennies-Hochmuth)• Deep neural networks for signal processing applications (Jörn   Anemüller)Fees, Stipends & Credit Points:The Winter School is free from registration fees.The CRC offers 10 stipends for international Master and PhD students andnational Master students.International master and doctoral students and national master studentsin the fields of acoustics, physics, bio-medical or electricalengineering, hearing research, technical audiology or relateddisciplines can apply for a stipend. Interested candidates should send abrief motivation letter, a CV and copies of their diplomas tovolker.hohmann@uol.de by 13.03.2023.Participating students can receive 1 ECTS credit point. A certificate ofattendance will also be provided.Contact:Volker Hohmann (Stipends, for details see section Fees, Stipends andCredit Points)Thomas Biberger (for all questions about organisation)Venue:The Winter School will take place in Oldenburg, Germany. The location isat the NeSSY building (W30) at the Wechloy campus of the OldenburgUniversity.NeSSyKüpkersweg 7426129 OldenburgGermany


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