TWO PhD open positions in Engineering and Noise Control at the Audio and Communications Signal Processing Group
Applications are invited for two Doctoral Candidates (DCs) positions, within the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network IN-NOVA (Active reduction of noise transmitted into and from enclosures through encapsulated structures; project 101073037).
These positions are two of the 13 DCs positions of the INNOVA Project.
Scientific Project of Doctoral Candidate No. 5 (DC5)
Development of fast and distributed signal processing algorithms for active noise control.
The objective of this project is to develop and investigate distributed ANC systems in static and dynamic environments using acoustic nodes. The DC will search for algorithm solutions that could be used for network self-adapting of nodes placements or clustering objectives when we consider movement of listeners or transducers. The project will also produce scientific results to improve signal processing tools. The prototypes and applications are expected to evolve into marketable products.
A period of 27 months in total will be spent at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain. Another 9 months (3 months per secondment) the candidate will be seconded to Analog Devices S.L.U., Spain; Müller-BBM Active Sound Technology GmbH, Germany, and Silesian University of Technology, Poland.
Scientific Project of Doctoral Candidate No. 8 (DC8)
Perceptual broadband ANC equalizer with spatially distributed user-selected profiles
Active noise equalization algorithms have been proposed to deal with multi-frequency noise generated by mechanical systems such as the car engines to improve passenger comfort. These algorithms keep a desired residue of the noise by assigning simultaneously different equalization gains to each frequency and thus achieving pleasant sound spaces. However, broadband noises such as the road noise should be also considered in those complex scenarios, where warning sounds and communication between passengers are also present.
A period of 27 months in total will be spent at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain. Another 9 months (3 months per secondment) the candidate will be seconded to University College London, Great Britain; Müller-BBM Active Sound Technology GmbH, Germany, and Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
More information here.
Starting date: February 2023