Dr.-Ing. Markus Niermann

Scientist

Room: 312
+49 241 80-26965
+49 241 80-22254
niermann(at)iks.rwth-aachen.de

Research

  • Near-End Listening Enhancement: Improving speech intelligibility and listening effort
  • Noise reduction
  • Crosstalk/echo cancellation
  • Applications
    • Mobile telephony
    • Public address systems (railway stations, airplanes, ...)
    • Car entertainment systems
    • Hearing aids
    • Headphones
    • Television

Publications

Niermann, M.: Digital Enhancement of Speech Perception in Noisy Environments, Ph. D. Dissertation Institute of Communication Systems (IND/IKS), RWTH Aachen University, Aachener Beiträge zu Digitalen Nachrichtensystemen (ABDN), 45, ISBN: 978-3-95886-268-5, 2019, ISBN: 978-3-95886-268-5


Niermann, M., Vary, P. and Jax, P.: Near-End Listening Enhancement: The Impact of Far-End Noise Reduction, in Proceedings of German Annual Conference on Acoustics (DAGA), pp. 1371-1374, 2019, ISBN: 978-3-93929-614-0


Niermann, M., Jax, P. and Vary, P.: Joint Near-End Listening Enhancement and Far-End Noise Reduction, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 4970-4974, Mar. 2017, 10.1109/ICASSP.2017.7953102 ©2017 IEEE


Niermann, M., Thierfeld, C., Jax, P. and Vary, P.: Time Domain Approach for Listening Enhancement in Noisy Environments, in ITG-Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation, pp. 282-286, VDE Verlag GmbH, Oct. 2016, ISBN: 978-3-80074-275-2


Niermann, M., Jax, P. and Vary, P.: Near-End Listening Enhancement by Noise-Inverse Speech Shaping, in Proceedings of European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), pp. 2390-2394, Aug. 2016, 10.1109/EUSIPCO.2016.7760677


Niermann, M., Jax, P. and Vary, P.: Noise Estimation For Speech Reinforcement in the Presence of Strong Echoes, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 5920-5924, 2016, 10.1109/ICASSP.2016.7472813 ©2016 IEEE


Heese, F., Niermann, M. and Vary, P.: Speech-Codebook Based Soft Voice Activity Detection, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 4335-4339, Apr. 2015, 10.1109/ICASSP.2015.7178789 ©2015 IEEE


Niermann, M., Heese, F. and Vary, P.: Intelligibility Enhancement For Hands-Free Mobile Communication, in Proceedings of German Annual Conference on Acoustics (DAGA), pp. 384-387, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-93929-608-9


Heese, F., Nelke, C. M., Niermann, M. and Vary, P.: Selflearning Codebook Speech Enhancement, in ITG-Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation, VDE Verlag GmbH, Sep. 2014