[ 12. Mai 2018 ]

DEGEM News – PhDs and students hiring in virtula acoustics (with grants!)

Von: Philippe-Aubert Gauthier via cec conference
Datum: Fri, 11 May 2018
Betreff: [cec-c] PhDs and students hiring in virtula acoustics (with grants!)

I am currently hiring students in virtual acoustics at Groupe d’Acoustique de l’Université de Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). With NSERC grant, typically 21k$ a year.

Full information here: https://sites.google.com/view/philippe-aubert-gauthier/hiring-and-positions

And more postings soon on the same page. Please do not hesitate to share.
PhD Proposal: Virtual acoustics from experimental and theoretical data using parametric/mixed methods

Virtual acoustic is aimed the combination of acoustical sciences with virtual reality in a new paradigm. By creating virtual acoustical prototypes, it is possible the place the listeners or users at the center of acoustical designs through listening tests.

The Groupe d’Acoustique de l’Université de Sherbrooke (GAUS) own a 96-channel Wave Field Synthesis system that will be the center piece of the PhD project. The GAUS also own several microphone arrays and binaural equipment for virtual acoustics.

Interested? Contact me directly: Philippe-Aubert.Gauthier@USherbrooke.ca

PhD proposal

The objective is to develop the methods for content generation from combined experimental and theoretical data. There is a need to create virtual scenarios with variations of acoustical parameters. The combination of experimental and theoretical data for content generation is aimed at such applications. For instance, for large listening test campaigns for Sound Quality or Sound Comfort studies, factors must be varied throughout the campaign. The research question is: How content generation for Virtual Acoustics (VA) from hybrid data sources could benefit from current advances in parametric and directional audio coding. This research component is divided in parts: (1) Content generation for VA using experimental data (microphone array recordings of industrial soundscapes) combining acoustical imaging methods to ideas from spatial audio coding and directional audio coding for the definition of a new parametric method. (2) Content generation for VA using a combination of theoretical data and experimental data. (3) Content generation for VA using experimental data and additional (non-acoustical) information (we now target 3D models, 3D scans or depth maps from affordable stereo camera or smartphones). (4) Rendering and physical evaluation of the above using the GAUS WFS system (see figure).​

Philippe-Aubert Gauthier
Professeur, Département de génie mécanique, Université de Sherbrooke
ing. jr, M.Sc, Ph.D.
Acoustics, sound field reproduction, spatial audio, sound arts
Researcher, Groupe d’Acoustique de l’Université de Sherbrooke