Jens Reermann Defended his Dissertation with Distinction

On Friday, 21st of June, Jens Reermann defended his research on signals processing for magnetoelectric sensor systems very successfully. After 90 minutes of talk and question time he finished his PhD with distinction. Congratulations, Jens, from the entire DSS team.

Jens worked for about three and a half years - as part of the collaborative research center (SFB) 1261 - on all kinds of signal enhancement schemes for the new types of magnetoelectic sensors that are built by the material science researchers here in Kiel and used by our medical colleagues in the universtiy clinicum in Kiel. Jens implemented a real-time system for noise cancellation as well as a digitally contrlled analogue carrier suppression scheme (in cooperation with HF group) - to mention just a few a his contributions.

TF Price for Best Finishing Students in Electrical Engineering

On June 30st, Chirstin Bald and Thorben Kaak were honored with prices form the Faculty of Engineering. Christin Bald finished as the best bachelor student this year in the study program "Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Business Management" and Thorben Kaak did the same but in terms of his master studies in the study program "Electrical Engineering".

Of course, the DSS team congratulates both of them to the price and to their excellent performance during the study periods.

Alexej Namenas - A New Guy in the Team

In June Alexej Namenas started in the DSS Team. He will work on real-time tracking algorithms for SONAR applications. Alexej has done both theses (Bachelor and Master) with us. The Bachelor thesis in audio processing (beamforming) and the Master thesis in the medical field (real-time electro- and magnetocardiography). In addition, he has intership erperience in SONAR processing.

We are pretty happy that Alexej has joined our team. Beside him also his twin brother (Anton) is in our team. Currently, we can easily differenciate both, since Alexej has done a lot of weight lifting recently. However, Anton joined the gym now as well ...

Second Part of Special Issue on Smart Vehicle Technologies Appeared

Recently the second part of the special issue on "Smart Vehicle Technologies" appeared in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. The issue was jointly edited by John H.L. Hansen, Kazuya Takeda, Sanjeev M. Naik, Mohan M. Trivedi, Gerhard Schmidt, Yingying (Jennifer) Chen, and Wade Trappe.

We were pretty happy to convince a large group of authors to write very interesting contributions. Since the contributions were too much for a single issue, the publishers agreed to do a double issue. Our introduction for the special issue can be found here.

PhD Number 5 in April 2017

As mentioned earlier, the month April was very "productive" in terms of PhD outcome for the DSS team. Tim Claussen defended his research on April, 28th successfully. Now we have five new doctors this month.

Tim Claussen has investigated and implemented SONAR systems with special focus on real-time MIMO approaches. Beside theoretical investigations he also implemented all approaches in our real-time system. Beamforming, adaptive Doppler analysis and cognitive approaches were among the various contributions that he worked on.

Tim, congratulation from the entire DSS team.

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Recent Publications

J. Reermann, P. Durdaut, S. Salzer, T. Demming, A. Piorra, E. Quandt, N. Frey, M. Höft, and G. Schmidt: Evaluation of Magnetoelectric Sensor Systems for Cardiological Applications, Measurement (Elsevier), ISSN 0263-2241,­10.1016/­j.measurement.2017.09.047, 2017

S. Graf, T. Herbig, M. Buck, G. Schmidt: Low-Complexity Pitch Estimation Based on Phase Differences Between Low-Resolution Spectra, Proc. Interspeech, pp. 2316 -2320, 2017


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt


Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering
Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

Kaiserstr. 2
24143 Kiel, Germany

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