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"Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech"

Objective

"The DREAMS Initial Training Network will investigate the problem of modeling, controlling, removing, and synthesizing acoustic reverberation with the aim of enhancing the quality and intelligibility of audio, music, and speech signals. The proposed research and training program builds upon four disciplines that are equally important in understanding and tackling the (de-)reverberation problem: room acoustics, signal processing, psychoacoustics, and speech and audio processing. The strong commitment of the private sector in the proposed ITN consortium, consisting of 4 academic and 8 industrial partners, illustrates the timeliness and importance of the (de-)reverberation problem in a wide variety of applications. However, carrying application-driven solutions is not the only objective of the DREAMS research program. Indeed, the aim is also to take a significant step forward and make fundamental scientific contributions in each of the four disciplines mentioned earlier. To this end, the envisaged ITN will host 12 early stage researchers and 4 experienced researchers, each performing an individual research project around one of four themes that reflect the most challenging open problems in the area of (de-)reverberation. The DREAMS ITN will be implemented such as to maximize the international and intersectoral experience of the research fellows, by defining relevant secondments in academia and industry, both in the host country and abroad. Moreover, experienced researchers will be expected to take on a supervisory role in coordinating one of the four research themes, with the aim of developing solid skills in leadership and research management. Finally, a training program of extremely high quality is proposed, with local as well as network-wide training, which relies on the scientific excellence of the involved partners and of invited external researchers, and which heavily depends on the input of the private sector."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 940 589
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)

Participants (10)

NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS AACHEN GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Kackertstrasse 10
52072 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Buck (Dr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 465 128,62
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Admir Ilic (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 750 964,75
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 360 269,38
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jörg Stahlmann
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS BELGIUM NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 241 340
Address
Interleuvenlaan 80
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Pype (Mr.)
OTICON A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 295 579,47
Address
Kongebakken 9
2765 Smorum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ole Fogh Olsen (Dr.)
BANG & OLUFSEN AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 295 579,47
Address
Bang Og Olufsen Alle 1
7600 Struer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Søren Bech (Dr.)
SPINVOX LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 296 056,62
Address
33 Soho Square Soho Square
W1D 3QU London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Meredith Lisa (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 233 068,88
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 233 068,88
Address
Kackertstrasse 10
52072 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Buck (Dr.)