DSS Participation in the Lecture Series "Language and Society"

Prof. Anja Leue from the psychology department of our university organized a lecture series on the topic "language and society". Also the DSS group participated in that event and we presented some of our results on speech in disturbed environments. The lecture took place on Thursday, 5th of May, in one of the lecture rooms in the Audimax building. After the talk, a nice, interesting (and for our field) long discussion took place. Here is the contents of the DSS…

Biosignals Workshop in Erfurt

Also in the week of DAGA but between the 21st to the 23rd March the Biosignals Workshop took place in the protestant monastery of St. Augustine in Erfurt. The topic was innovative processing of bioelectric and biomagnetic signals and was organized by the technical VDE committees „Biosignals“ and „Magnetic Methods in Medicine“. The DSS group (Christin and Eric) participated with two contributions in cooperation with the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt at the workshop. We would like to thank the committees and the…

DAGA Conference 2018 Munich

On 19th to 22nd March the 44th DAGA conference was held in Munich, Germany with about 1500 participants. The DSS group also participated with 9 contributions and the attendance at the conference. On the occasion of 150 years TUM it was a double conference together with the GAMM Conference of the Society of Applied Math and Mechanic. Topics like machine learning for speech diagnostics, evaluation of speech communication systems, detection and tracking for SONAR systems, underwater acoustics, anti-noise systems for…

German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN) in Berlin

The 62th German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN) conference was held in Berlin with about 1778 participants on 15th to 17nd March. Eric (DSS group) and Franziska Weitkamp (Department of Neurology, UKSH) also participated with one Poster and the attendance at the conference. We presented a new electrical approach to optimize the diagnostic specificity. We presented multichannel electric nerve conduction studies in combination with ultrasound, which resulted in a finer grained functional-spatial characterization of the nerve. We…

New PhDs in the DSS Team

Since January this year we have two new PhD students in the team: Elke Warmerdam and Finn Spitz. Elke is from Amsterdam and she works in the neurology department in the university hospital in the group of Prof. Maetzler. Her research topic is movement analysis of patients with neurologic disorders. Elke cooperates with us in signal processing related aspects of her research. Elke plays volleyball and goes everywhere by bike. Finn is working on speech analysis and therapy improvement for…

Merry Christmas

The DSS team looks back on a very interesting and also very successful year. We would like to thank all who have contributed to that: our students that did or do their Bachelor or Master theses with us, our Hiwis, all cooperation and project partners, all people who helped in educational or adminsitrative manner and of course all those that are not mentioned before. Last but not least: very special thanks to all the PhD students that "tranform" a group…

Jugend Forscht

On November 24th, one of our DSS team members, Owe Wisch, took part in the "Jugend forscht Perspektivforum" at the CAU. Thirty young students from the "Jugend forscht" project came to Kiel and participated in three different workshops focusing on career paths in maritime climate protection. Owe Wisch from our chair lead one of the workshops and presented his research topics, beamforming techniques and his career decisions so far to the students aged between 16 and 20 years. We hope…

MISSy is on Water for the First Time

Last Thuesday (21.11.2017) we put our first DSS boat for the first time into water. Even if it is not yet christened (to be done soon), we will call it "MISSy". This is an acronym standing for MIMO-SONAR System (thanks to Alexej for creating that name). MISSy was able to carry three of us and until now we don't have an engine, meaning that we drive it as a bike with muscle force. However, everything was o.k. with MISSy. Now,…

Swim Goggles with Speech Recognition

Recently, Owe Wisch finished his master thesis on speech recognition for swimming googles. The idea was to recognize commands such as "play", "stop", or "pause" while wearing an MP3 Player within the water. In order to achieve that goal, Owe Wisch added several microphone within and on the outside of typical swimming googles. He used a GMM-based recognizer to map the "bubbling speech" onto several commands. The playback of was done via so-called bone conduction speakers that were also mounted…