News Archive

Visit of Dr. Elko and Dr. Meyer from mh acoustics

We were pleased to welcome Dr. Gary W. Elko and his colleague Dr. Jens M. Meyer to the institute. Dr. Elko is managing director and co-founder of mH acoustics. During the ICA 2019 in Aachen, he took the opportunity to visit the IKS and to personally install the latest hardware for the Eigenmike®. In retun, we offered Dr. Elko and Dr. Meyer special 3D sounds from our IKS|Lab.

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EUSIPCO 2019, 2th-6th September, A Coruña, Spain

The Institute of Communication Systems was represented at the 27th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) in A Coruña, Spain, by Tobias Kabzinski and Matthias Schrammen. Initially, Mr. Kabzinski presented research about robust narrowband direction-of-arrival estimation. After that, Mr. Schrammen presented both his contributions about microphone array geometry estimation with few acoustic sources and a novel approach to efficiently combine beamforming and acoustic echo control for speech enhancement.

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Institute Excursion

This year's institute excursion led us to the Garzweiler open pit mine, where we were able to experience the size of the coal excavators up close.

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Best Master Thesis Award 2019 for Alexander Bohlender

This year, a graduate received the Best Master Thesis Award 2019 during the Colloquium Communications Technology. Alexander Bohlender was awarded for his outstanding master thesis "Combined Beamforming and Acoustic Echo Cancellation for Speech Enhancement".

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Scientific Colloquium | Summer Term 2019

The traditional IKS/IND institute festival at the end of the summer term was 30 years old this year.

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PHD Exam of Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schlien

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schlien has successfully completed his oral PHD examination. Dr. Schlien gave an overview of his work about:  

"HD-Telephony by Artificial Bandwidth Extension"

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Pupils at IKS

As in the years before, the IKS supported the activities of the "Schüleruni" so that pupils of different grades could gain insights into the work at the institute.

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IND graduate becomes Rector of Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC)

Luis Paulino Méndez Badilla, a former graduate of our institute, was elected new Rector of Tecnológico de Costa Rica on June 13.

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Seminar Selected Topics in Rurberg

This year, students participating in the seminar Selected Topics in Communications Engineering worked out different aspects of the topic "Machine Learning for Audio-Visual Signal Processing".

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Block Seminar "The engineer as manager"

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.

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