29.08.2019: Our SONAR boat CASSy had its first water test.

02.07.2019: KiRAT supports now Linux and TensorFlow.

25.06.2019: Keynotes for Biosignal Workshop 2020 available.

10.06.2019: CASSy (our new boat) arrived in Kiel.

29.05.2019: Hotels for Biosignal Workshop 2020 available.

Recent Publications


J. Reermann, E. Elzenheimer and G. Schmidt: Real-time Biomagnetic Signal Processing for Uncooled Magnetometers in Cardiology, IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume 15, Number 10, Pages 4237-4249, June 2019, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2893236


Website News

07.08.2019: Talk from Juan Rafael Orozco-Arroyave added.

11.07.2019: First free KiRAT version released - a game for Parkinson patients

25.06.2019: About 30 pupils from the Isarnwohld-Schule in Gettorf visited us.

02.05.2019: Christin Baasch finished sucessfully her defense on the evaluation of Parkinson speech.

30.11.2018: New student project on driver distraction added.


Our research is focused on adaptive signal processing with special focus on real-time application in speech communication in adverse environments, medical applications, and underwater systems.

Since 2010 the DSS group is developing KiRAT, an acronym that stands for Kiel Real-Time Application Toolkit. First, it was made for audio and speech processing. Meanwhile, it also supports medical und underwater applications.


The "Digital Signal Processing and System Theory" (DSS) team welcomes you on our homepage. Currently we consist of four professors or lecturers (Jan Abshagen, Ulrich Heute, Klaus Linhard, and Gerhard Schmidt), one secretary (Kathrin Büsse), one system administrator (Kevin Prehn), about fifteen internal and external PhD students, as well as several master and bachelor students. More details about us can be found in our team section.


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

How to find us

Recent News

TensorFlow and Escape Rooms

The last two days (Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, 2019), the whole DSS team did a course on TensorFlow and Keras. Since we already have interfaces of TensorFlow to our real-time tool KiRAT, it was time now to extend our knowledge on graphs and the corresponding training of weights, biases, etc. After two days of hard work we booked two escape rooms and solved the "secrets" hidden in ...

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