Luis Paulino Méndez Badilla, a former graduate of our institute, was elected new Rector of Tecnológico de Costa Rica on June 13. The "Costa Rica Institute of Technology", also known as "TEC", is the leading public university for engineering and natural sciences in Cartago, Costa Rica. Mr. Méndez will take over the office of the Rector from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2023.
This summer term the block seminar named "The engineer as manager" took place during the excursion week. Since 2009, this seminar, which is highly attractive for students, has been offered by Dr. Joachim Schläper in the Institute of Communication Systems twice a year.
Prof. Jax attended the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in Brighton with some of his assistants. Johannes Fabry, Maximilian Kentgens and Matthias Schrammen presented their research results in the areas "Acoustic Aqualization for Headphones", "Dimensionality Reduction of Higher Order Ambisonics", and "Nonlinear Acoustic Echo Cancellation".
The Düsseldorf office "RKW Architektur +" wins the public procurement of the Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW (BLB NRW) Aachen for the "Cube 3". The building complements the existing institute buildings "Cube 1" and "Cube 2" of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
The performance of ANC headphone systems depends strongly on the underlying acoustic paths. Former measurements have shown that these can vary significantly from person to person. This effect can partly be reduced by a calibration the acoustic front end.