Project Lab course in Audio Information Processing

Module number: EI8033

Duration: 1 semester

Occurence: winter and summer semester

Language: English

Number of ECTS: 6

Staff

Professor in charge: Bernhard Seeber

Amount of work

Contact hours: 75

Self-study hours: 105

Total: 180

Description of Achievement and Assessment Methods

The exam consists of a graded semester project conducted in the team, a graded individual written report of the project results and a final presentation of the results. The type of exam follows the different learning outcomes:

The goal of the project is to analyse, develop, and evaluate selected aspects from current research at the AIP professorship. The project's topic and problem definition will be given at the beginning of the semester. At the beginning, the participants will review the literature available on the topic and create a project plan. The project is then implemented as a team work, with supervisors available to solve and discuss problems. The ability to solve problems in the team in a well-structured manner will be continuously graded from the achieved results and the work progress.

The individual ability to create written project reports will be graded from the written report of project results including a literature review.

Finally, the ability to present results in a talk will be graded.

The final grade is computed as follows:

- Ability to solve problems of the semester project: regular talks with advisor (40%)

- Written report of project results (40%)

- 15-min presentation and 5-min questions (20%)

Prerequisites (recommended)

Fundamentals of system theory and audio signal processing

Fundamentals of acoustics and psychoacoustics

Fundamentals of computer science, Matlab and C++

Intended Learning Outcomes

Participation in this lab enables the student to describe the main characteristics and challenges encountered in audio information processing. In addition, students will be able to design, implement and analyse solutions for selected applications in audio information processing.

Content

The Professorship for Audio Information Processing works on a range of topics from which project topics will be given that are related to current research:

- Virtual acoustics and virtual reality

- Room acoustic simulations

- Hearing aid algorithms

- Cochlear Implants (Neuro prostheses) and their algorithms

- Models of auditory processing, also neuronal models

- (Binaural) psychoacoustics and listening tests

- Applications in sound quality and non-destructive acoustic testing

Teaching and Learning Methods

As a teaching approach, practical exercises and tutorials will be given by lab supervisors. Throughout the project, discussions will take place about issues and ideas on the basis of the given problem and literature. Project work as a teaching method enables students to apply their acquired knowledge on realistic and practical challenges in audio information processing.

Media

As a teaching approach, practical exercises and tutorials will be given by lab supervisors. Throughout the project, discussions will take place about issues and ideas on the basis of the given problem and literature. Project work as a teaching method enables students to apply their acquired knowledge on realistic and practical challenges in audio information processing.

Reading List

As a teaching approach, practical exercises and tutorials will be given by lab supervisors. Throughout the project, discussions will take place about issues and ideas on the basis of the given problem and literature. Project work as a teaching method enables students to apply their acquired knowledge on realistic and practical challenges in audio information processing.