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Post doc position- Signal processing from array of sensors for augmented hearing

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA - RBCS DEPT.


Location:
Genova, Liguria 16152
Date:
02/12/2018
2018-02-122018-03-14
Job Code:
CB: 74939
Job Type:
Contract
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Research
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Programming/Systems
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Signal Processing
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Job Details

Post doc position- Signal processing from array of sensors for augmented hearing

 

 

CB:74939

 

A 12-months postdoctoral position is available at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genoa, Italy.

 

The use of the audio channel as complementary source of spatial information is widely known: the brain is able to decode binaural cues and segregate unwanted background noise. However, when the hearing system is weak, artificial systems can modify the spectrum for sounds to be better understood.

Array of sensors can also allow algorithms to artificially point to arbitrary sound sources thanks to beamforming algorithms. There is still a lack of research on how such systems can be integrated with the human hearing system to increase its capabilities, especially when sensory deficits occur.

 

The selected candidate will design acoustic beamforming algorithms specifically targeted on the human hearing system. He will study how the array architecture can be intertwined with perceptual needs.

 

The research will be carried out in collaboration with a team of engineers, psychologists and experts in the field of sensory disabilities.

Requirements

He/she should also have published in the related field. Programming skills with software suites manipulating multidimensional data (Matlab, Python) is necessary. Additional skills in C, C++ are welcome.

 

The research activities will mainly take place at IIT in Genoa, in the new laboratories at the Center for Human Technologies in a fully equipped laboratory of the “Spatial Awareness and Multisensory Perception” lab.

 

An internationally competitive salary, dependent on experience, will be offered.

 

Interested applicants should submit CV, list of publications, names of 2 referees and a statement of research interest to jobpost.74939@iit.it by February 22, 2018, stating "Post-doc position

Signal processing from array of sensors for augmented hearing - CB:74939” in the subject of the e-mail.