Past News

Past news

Bernhard Laback, psychoacoustician on Acoustics Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences has been granted the teaching license for the subject "General Psychology" of the University of Vienna. His habilitation thesis "The Psychophysical Bases of Spatial Hearing in Acoustic and Electric Stimulation" provides an overview of his scientific work in recent years and was accepted by the habilitation commission, besides a survey showing his excellent educational qualification, as evidence of his outstanding scientific archievements. With him five employees of the Institute are already habilitated Doz. Dr. Peter Balazs, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sylvia Moosmüller, Doz. Dr. Diana Stoeva, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Holger Waubke.

 

Gut 3 Tage und 18. Stunden dauert es noch bis zum Start des 33. Vienna City Marathon am kommenden Sonntag, den 10. April. Unser achtköpfiges Team trainiert schon seit Wochen um für den Staffellauf fit zu sein. Mit ihrer Teilnahme möchten Sie auch auf ihren Aktionstag anlässlich des Internationalen Tags gegen Lärm am 27. April 2016 aufmerksam machen. An diesem Tag öffnen die ÖAW-Schallforscher/innen auch heuer wieder ihr Institut um Jugendlichen und Erwachsenen das Thema Lärm näher zu bringen. Zahlreiche Stationen laden zu spielerischer Auseinandersetzung und wissenschaftlicher Information. Schautafeln, computerunterstützte Simulationen, Hörbeispiele und Animationen bieten ein abwechslungreiches Programm. Die Wissenschaftler/innen des Institut stehen Interessierten in direktem Kontakt zur Verfügung.

       

 

Stellenangebot: DiplomandIn

Das Institut für Schallforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften schreibt eine Diplomarbeitsstelle im Bereich der Psychoakustik aus. Voraussetzung für die Bewerbung ist ein Studium, das die Themenbereiche Psychoakustik und Signalverarbeitung abdeckt. Die Arbeit an der Diplomarbeit findet im Rahmen des vom FWF finanzierten Projektes „Binaural Hearing and the Cochlear Phase Response (BiPHase)“ statt.

Das BiPhase Projekt untersucht den Zusammenhang zwischen dem binauralem Gehör und Phaseneffekten der Cochlea. Hauptziele des Projekts sind die Untersuchung der Auswirkungen der cochleären Phasenantwort auf die Wahrnehmung von interauralen Zeitdifferenzen (ITD) bei Normalhörenden und Schwerhörigen sowie die Entwicklung einer ITD-basierten psychophysischen Methode zur Bestimmung der cochleären Phasenantwort.

Der erfolgreiche Kandidat wird in der Arbeitsgruppe Psychoakustik & Experimentelle Audiologie arbeiten. Kenntnisse der digitalen Audiosignalverarbeitung, Projekterfahrung im Bereich Psychoakustik, Programmiererfahrung in Matlab, sowie Basiskenntnisse in Statistik werden vorrausgesetzt. Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse sind aufgrund der Internationalität des Projektes essentiell.

Das Institut für Schallforschung ist eine interdisziplinär ausgerichtete Forschungsumgebung mit Arbeitsgruppen in den Bereichen mathematische Signalverarbeitung, akustische Phonetik, numerische Akustik, sowie Psychoakustik & experimentelle Audiologie.

Die Bezahlung entspricht dem FWF Kostensatz für studentische Mitarbeiter (siehe http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/projects/personalkostensaetze.html). Die Anstellung startet mit 1. November 2013 und wird als Teilzeitstelle für eine Dauer von 6 Monaten angeboten.

 

Bewerbungen können bis zum 20. Sept. 2013 eingereicht werden an:

 

Dr. Bernhard Laback

Institut für Schallforschung

Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Wohllebengasse 12-14. 1. Stock

1040 Wien

 

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Die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften unterstützt die Chancengleichheit von Bewerbungen, Frauen mit gleicher Qualifikation wird der Vortritt gegeben. Personen mit Behinderung werden bei gleicher Qualifikation bevorzugt.

 

 

 

Position Vacancy in the Acoustics Research Institute

 

Senior Research Fellow, acting Group Leader of 'Mathematics and Signal Processing in Acoustics'

 

The Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is seeking a full time research position for the acting group leader of the working group 'Mathematics and Signal Processing in Acoustics' starting in September 2013.

The Acoustics Research Institute (ARI) is an interdisciplinary research institution of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. A multidisciplinary approach is necessary for frontier research in acoustics. The Acoustics Research Institute undertakes top-level research in psychoacoustics  and experimental audiology; acoustics phonetics; computational acoustics; and mathematics and signal processing. The close interaction between the working groups at the institute allow innovative research approaches based on the synergy effects of multidisciplinary research as well as concepts that stimulate the individual research fields. ARI employs approximately 30 academic, technical and administrative staff.

We are now looking for a Senior Research Fellow who will join and lead the 'Mathematics and Signal Processing in Acoustics' under the guidance of Dr. Peter Balazs. He will also work closely together with the other working groups of the institute in a multi-disciplinary research context.

The successful candidate will lead the research in application-oriented mathematics in acoustics in collaboration with Dr. Balazs (the current director). He will organize the existing and future research projects and guide the resources in order to achieve research outputs. They will also be responsible for developing research proposals and seeking and securing funding in collaboration with colleagues. It is expected that the successful candidate can fund its own position after three years.

This is a research position, no teaching duties are involved.

 

Applicants are required to be able to show:

  • a PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • experience in a least three of the topics and openness to the others
  • frame theory
  • operator theory
  • Gabor and wavelet theory
  • time-frequency signal processing
  • numerics of integral equations
  • phonetics
  • psychoacoustics
  • acoustical measurement theoryexcellent publication record in some of the above mentioned topics.
  • experience in leading research projects including initiating, sustaining and pursuing a research plan.
  • a track record of successful grant capture.
  • the desire to travel and work in an international cooperative research environment.

 

Advantageous:

  • a habilitation or  equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • experience in as many of the topics as possible.
  • a multi-disciplinary publication record in the involved fields

 

This full time post is available from 1 September 2013 and will be offered for a year. (In exceptional cases a later start is possible.) Given a successful cooperation with the group and the institut it will be prolonged by two years (until 31 August 2016). After an excellent fit to the institute, the working group and the institute, as well as a sucessfull grant proposal the contract will be prolonged for another three years (until 31 August 2019). It is the explicit plan to build up a long-term team for the 'Mathematics and Signal processing in Acoustics' group. The Austrian Academy of Sciences is currently implementing a tenure-track career plan in the near future. It is very possible that these positions can be considered to be within this plan, once this option exists.

The salary will be EUR 43,213.80 a year at minimum according to the collective agreement of the Austrian Academy of Sciences with willingness to a higher payment depending on the experience and qualification of the candidate.

Applicants should submit a letter of application (expressing their particular fitting to this position and interest in the position), their curriculum vitae, a list of 5-10 most important publications (with short summaries), a full publication list and three recommendation letters with contact data until the 31th of July 2013 to:

Acoustics Research Institute

Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1st floor

1040 Vienna

Austria

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The Austrian Academy of Sciences is an equal-opportunity employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

We will invite the top-ranked candidate, after an initial ranking for a presentation in August 2013.

SOFA is a file format for storing spatially oriented acoustic data like head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) and binaural or directional room impulse responses (BRIRs, DRIRs). SOFA results from a collaborative work of many institutions world-wide, with Piotr Majdak (ARI, OeAW) as the project leader. For example, the ARI HRTF database is publicly available as SOFA files.

sofacoustics.org, also accessible as sofaconventions.org, provides a Wiki-based system with SOFA-relevant information. Not only specifications of SOFA, but also a list of file repositories and a discussion board for future requests and improvements are available.

 

 

At the 23. April an ORF camera crew visited the Acoustics Research Institute. The journalists interviewed the scientists of the Institute in the context of the "alpha Academy - Science and Research in conversation".This series is an initiative within the framework of the cooperation between ORF and BR alpha. The show is on Monday, 13 May be broadcast at 19.30 clock on BR-alpha. This documentation provides a good overview of the research activities of the Institute and the scientists behind them. 

TV-Documentation about the ARI

 

 

 

The result of the evaluation of the Acoustics Research Institute in January 2013 is the overall rating EXCELLENT (2).

[Scoring: Outstanding (1), Excellent (2), Very Good (3), Good (4), Fair (5), Marginal (6)]

Report of the Evaluation Board (pdf)

 

 

 

On April 26, 2013 the public talks of the candidates of the position of Director of the Acoustics Research Institute will take place.

Invitation and Program