In a long tradition, the IKS team celebrated the end of the year together with the students. With hot drinks, waffles and grilled food all culinary wishes could be fulfilled. A program full of ideas with live music, poems, quizzes and a photo show paved the way for this successful event. Many thanks to the organizers and all helping hands.
In November 2017 we reported on the successful patent application for active suppression of the occlusion effect (DE102016011719B3) by the inventors Stefan Liebich, Carlotta Anemüller, and Daniel Rüschen. The patent has now been awarded "Patent of the Month December" by the Center of Patents and Standards (PNZ) of the RWTH Aachen University.
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Our research assistants were with their company Ferncast and Mayah Communications at the "30. Tonmeistertagung" in Cologne. There they presented methods and devices for streaming complex scenarios, e.g. from a radio station to the internet. In addition, they showed the demonstration on audio portation, where, with the help of a multi-channel audio system, you can experience a teleconference as if you were sitting in its midst.
This year the IKS took part in the RWTH Science Night "5 vor 12". On Friday, 9 November 2018, between 7 p.m. and midnight, science could be experienced. Among others Johannes Fabry presented a demonstrator for "Active Noise Control", one main research topic of the institute.
On November 5, 2018 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Vary has been named as Fellow of the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft (ITG) at VDE. With this decision, the award committee and the ITG executive board honored his outstanding merits, his commitment and his excellent scientific achievements in the field of mobile communications. The award ceremony took place at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The photo shows him together with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans D. Schotten, the chairman of the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft (ITG).
The student project "Binaural Piano", which was developed in the "Real-time Audio Processing" laboratory, was especially successful. At the 145th AES Convention in New York, a jury awarded Maximilian Kentgens, Tobias Kabzinski, Sebastian Nagel, Till Hardenbicker and Benjamin Agthe a second place in the AES MATLAB Plugin Student Competition for their student project. A great joint success of students and staff!
For a successful start of the first semester students we once again provided presentations and demonstrations in our institute. We prepared special experiments and demos, easy to understand, in our typical research topics "digital speech and audio processing" and "communications". One highlight was the visit of the students in the IKS|Lab where we virtually set them in middle of the Aachen symphony orchestra.
Our scientific co-workers presented their research results at numerous conferences.
At the ASME International Conference and Exposition on Noise Control (INTERNOISE) in Chicago we had one contribution and in total five contributions at the International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC) in Tokyo.
At the EUSIPCO 2018 in Rome, Stefan Liebich has been voted one of the 3 best contributions at the 3-MT Challenge with his presentation "Opening the ear digitally - Natural own voice perception while using headphones or hearing aids". In this challenge, outstanding dissertation topics that have been presented to a broad audience of experts in a three-minute lecture will be honoured.