The HNI Forum is an interdisciplinary lecture series dealing with current research topics relevant to the Heinz Nixdorf Institute. The edition on April 20, 2023, was organized and moderated by Prof. Häb-Umbach and focused on recent developments in the field of machine processing of speech and audio signals.
On the International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC), which took place from September 5-8, 2022 in Bamberg, Germany, Tobias Cord-Landwehr, doctoral student at the Department of Communications Engineering, Paderborn University, was awarded the Best Student Paper Award.
On September 5, 2022, the scientific workshop entitled "Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Spatially Distributed Microphones" was held in Bamberg, Germany. The event was jointly organized by the DFG Research Unit FOR 2457 “Acoustic Sensor Networks (ASN)”, whose spokesperson is Prof. Reinhold Häb-Umbach, and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions European Training Network “Service-Oriented, Ubiquitous, Network-Driven Sound" (SOUNDS) headed by…
Jahn Heymann, former doctoral student at the Department of Communications Engineering, will be awarded the prize of the VDE Northrhine-Westfalia (NRW) of the year 2022 for the best dissertation in the field of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
On Feb. 23, 2022, and upon recommendation of the board of the Heinz Nixdorf Institute (HNI), the governing board of Paderborn University has appointed Prof. Häb-Umbach to become full member of the board of HNI.
Thilo von Neumann, research staff member of the Department of Communications Engineering since summer 2020, has been awarded the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics prize for the best degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering. The award is given annually to the top student in a cohort. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!
The ITG Conference on Speech Communication is the largest conference on machine processing of speech in Germany. This year, it was organized by the "Digital Signal Processing and System Theory" group of the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel under the general chair of Prof. Gerhard Schmidt.
The ISCA board has appointed Prof. Reinhold Häb-Umbach to become "ISCA Distinguished Lecturer" for the 2021/2022 term. The International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) is the worldwide largest scientific organization on speech and spoken language science and technology, see https://www.isca-speech.org/iscaweb/.
The Februar 2021 issue of the prestigious journal "Proceedings of the IEEE" published an article entitled "Far-field automatic speech recognition" by R. Haeb-Umbach and coauthors. This publication is now promoted by the IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology, in social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter).
Janek Ebbers, team member of our department, was the recipient of a "Reproducible System Award" at this year's DCASE (Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events) workshop, which took place from Nov. 2-4, 2020.