Aalborg Universitet

Postdoc in Robust Networked Dynamic Sound Zones (BB-DF19B)

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At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a position as postdoc in Robust Networked Dynamic Sound Zones is open for appointment from May 1, 2021, or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years, with a contract start latest on September 1, 2021.Within electronics engineering, Aalborg University is known worldwide for its high academic quality and its research programmes' societal relevance. The Department of Electronic Systems consists of more than 200 employees, of which about 40 % are international, and about 90 are enrolled, PhD students. The Department hosts 620 students.The Department's excellent research infrastructures and facilities accentuate its global position in teaching and research. The Department's research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, signal processing, cybersecurity and acoustics. The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results in practical applications with industrial partners and IPR. The Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model within its subject field.

Job description

We are looking for a Postdoc to take part in research and knowledge exchange in the research project Interactive Sound Zones for Better Living (ISOBEL).

The aim of the ISOBEL project is to enable control of reproduced sound in domestic and health care environments. The approach is to reproduce specific audio content (e.g. music) in particular spatial regions of the room, so called sound zones. These sound zones are dynamic and interactive relative to the audio content and the requirements of the occupants of the zones. The sound zones are created using multiple synchronized wireless loudspeakers, which in unison create the desired sound field. The sound field is measured using microphones at given positions in the room and extrapolated to the regions of interest before being used for online adaptation of the control algorithm.

The main purpose of this Postdoc project is to use statistical signal processing, machine learning, and auditory perception in order to analyze and design dynamic sound zones in health care and domestic environments. The sound zones should be robust towards failures on the wireless links and changing room acoustics or user requirements.

Qualification requirements:  

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.
  • The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

    AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


    Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics. The first 3 months of your employment is a trial period.

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