At the Acoustics Research Institute (ARI), all Praedocs meet bimonthly for a jour fixe to discuss topics that are particularly relevant for young researchers. The focus lies on research-related and administrative questions that cannot be covered by the supervisors and for which the “swarm intelligence” of the Praedocs offers fast and unbureaucratic help. We further consider ourselves to be the first contact point of Praedocs who are just starting out at ARI to not only strengthen the team spirit but also facilitate the integration of new employees. Questions of all sorts can be asked via Praedocs.ISF(at)oeaw.ac.at .

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is not a degree-granting institution. Hence, ARI Praedocs are enrolled in degree programs at different universities, depending on their field of research.

Last updated at: 08.06.2022

Research projects and doctoral theses in progress:

Abbasi, Reyhaneh: "Developing a bioacoustic tool for mouse ultrasonic vocalizations" ARI supervisor: Peter Balazs, University of Vienna supervisor: Moritz Grosse-Wentrup 

Ahmed, Iyad: "Localization and identification of moving noise sources", ARI supervisor: Holger Waubke

Bytchenkoff, Dimitri: "Anwendung lokalisierter Rahmen zur Darstellung beschränkter linearer Operatoren als dünnbesetzte Matrizen", Doctoral Programme in Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences in the field of Mathematics at the University of Vienna, ARI supervisor: Peter Balazs

Escudero, Luis Alberto: "Multiple Sampling and Interpolation in Weighted Fock Spaces of Entire Functions", ARI supervisor: José Luis Romero

Gutscher, Lorenz: “Vowel and consonant quantity in Southern German varieties”, ARI supervisor: Michael Pucher

Haider, Daniel: “Invertible Modeling in a Deep Learning Setting Using Frame Theory”, Doctoral Programme in Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences in the field of Mathematics at the University of Vienna, ARI and University of Vienna: Peter Balazs

Ignatiadis, Karolina: "Born2Hear: Development and Adaptation of Auditory Spatial Processing Across the Human Lifespan", ARI supervisor: Robert Baumgartner, University of Vienna supervisor: Moritz Grosse-Wentrup

Klingel, Maike: “Reweighting of Binaural Cues: Generalizability and Applications in Cochlear Implant Listening”, Doctoral Programme in Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences in the field of Psychology at the University of Vienna, ARI supervisor: Bernhard Laback, University of Vienna supervisor: Ulrich Ansorge

Köhldorfer, Lukas: "Localized, Fusion and Tensors of Frames for Operator Representations." Doctoral Programme in Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences in the field of Mathematics at the University of Vienna, ARI and University of Vienna supervisor: Peter Balazs

Lamando, Arvin: "Continuous Fields of Equivalence Bimodules for Varied Time-Frequency Systems" ARI Supervisor: Peter Balazs

Leykum, Hannah: "Ironieproduktion und -perzeption von Normalhörenden und CI-TrägerInnen", ARI supervisor: Eva Reinisch, University of Vienna supervisor: Daniel Büring (former ARI supervisor: Sylvia Moosmüller †)

Lindenbeck, Martin: "Towards Improving Selective Hearing in Cochlear-Implant Listeners", Doctoral Programme in Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences in the field of Psychology at the University of Vienna, ARI supervisor: Bernhard Laback, University of Vienna supervisor: Ulrich Ansorge

Luttenberger, Jan: "SFB German in Austria. Variation – Contact – Perception”, ARI supervisor: Michael Pucher

Pollack, Katharina: "Non-Rigid Registration for the Calculation of Head-Related Transfer Functions", ARI supervisor: Piotr Majdak, KUG supervisor: Robert Höldrich

Rajbamshi, Shristi: "Time-Frequency Methods for Signal Reconstruction and Compressed Sensing with Applications in Audio", ARI supervisors: Georg Tauböck and Peter Balazs

Reese Klubach, Helen: "Phonetic Influences on Spoken Word Recognition", ARI supervisor: Eva Reinisch

Wagner, Bernhard: "Consonance and dissonance", ARI supervisor: Marisa Hoeschele

Completed Theses

Schmid, C. (2021) "Cross-Language Mappings at the Phonetic Level in Late Bilingual Bosnian-German Speakers Living In Vienna", Betreuerin am ISF: Eva Reinisch, Betreuer an der Universität Wien: Daniel Büring (ehemalige Betreuerin am ISF: Sylvia Moosmüller †)

Klingler, N. (2021) "Timing of Vowel and Consonant Sequences in two Varieties of Vienna", Betreuerin am ISF : Eva Reinisch (ehemalige Betreuerin am ISF: Sylvia Moosmüller †)

Marafioti, A. (2021) "Exemplar-Based Audio Inpainting in Musical Signals", Dissertation Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, Institut für elektronische Musik und Akustik. Betreuer am ISF: Piotr Majdak, Betreuer an der KUG: Robert Höldrich

Jenny, C. (2019) "Untersuchung der Hörwahrnehmung in der virtuellen Realität - Einfluss der Individualisierbarkeit der binauralen Darbietung in audiovisuellen virtuellen Umgebungen", Dissertation an der Universität Wien. Betreuer am ISF: Piotr Majdak, Betreuer an der Universität Wien: Christoph Reuter

Haider, D. (2019): "Aspects of Time-Frequency Scattering and Towards Phase Scattering", Master's thesis, University of Vienna. ARI Supervisor: Peter Balazs

Berezhinskaya, A. (2019): "Analyse and reproduction of the Laurel Yanny acoustic Illusion", BSc. Thesis, University Vienna. ARI supervisor: Wolfgang Kreuzer

Aigner, A. (2019): "Anwenden eines unterbewussten absoluten Gehörs mit Hilfe von musikalisch einprägsamen Melodien", BSc. Thesis, University Vienna. ARI supervisor: Marisa Hoeschele

Brand, J. (2018): "Modellierung des menschlichen Voikaltrakts.", BSc. Thesis, University Vienna. ARI supervisor: Wolfgang Kreuzer

Lozo, C. (2018): "Synthese und prosodischer Transfer zweier sübairischer Dialekte - Sprachsynthes als Beispiel für ein interdisziplinäres Forschungsfeld der Linquisitk", Master thesis Universität Wien. ARI supervisor: Michael Pucher.

Lindenbeck, M. (2018): "Temporal Pitch in Electric Hearing with Short-Interpulse-Interval Stimulation", Master's thesis University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz. ARI supervisor: Piotr Majdak, Bernhard Laback.

Speckbacher, M. (2017): "Reproducing Pairs and Flexible Time-Frequency Representations". PhD Thesis Universität Wien.

Ferber, M. (2017): "Pasiticity of Spatial Processing in Normal Hearing: Reweighting of Binaural Cues", Master's thesis University of Vienna (Faculty of Psychology). ARI supervisor: Bernhard Laback.

Klingel, M. (2017): "Der Einfluss der Ähnlichkeit zwischen Hinweis- und Zielreiz in einem auditiven Hinweisreizparadigma", Master's thesis Universität Wien. ARI supervisor: Bernhard Laback.

Luttenberger, J. (2017): "Vom Spiel zur Story. Usergenerierte computerspielbasierte Textgenres als Teil der Populärkultur", Master's thesis Universität Wien, Institut für Sprachwissenschaft.

Ziegelwanger, H. (2017) "Numerical Calculation of Individual Head-Related Transfer Functions of Human Listeners", Dissertation University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics. ARI supervisors: Peter Balazs, Wolfgang Kreuzer, Piotr Majdak. KUG supervisors: Robert Höldrich, Gerhard Eckel

Egger, K., (2016): "Binaural Timing Sensitivity in Multiple Electrode Stimulation", KUG, Advisor: Robert Höldrich, ARI supervisors: Bernhard Laback, Piotr Majdak

Engelputzeder, N., (2016): "Linear time-variant Systems and Gabor Riesz bases", University of Vienna, Advisor: Hans G. Feichtinger, ARI supervisor: Peter Balazs.

Baumgartner, R. (2015): "Modeling sound localization in sagittal planes for human listeners" KUG, Advisor: Robert Höldrich, ARI supervisor: Bernhard Laback, Piotr Majdak

Bachmann, N. (2014): "Complete Bessel sequences. Master's thesis University of Vienna", ARI supervisor: Peter Balazs.

Mihocic, M. (2014): "ExpSuite: Open Source-Framework zur Durchführung psychoakustischer Experimente und akustischer Messungen", Master's thesis at the Fachhochschule Technikum Wien. ARI supervisor: Piotr Majdak.

Baumgartner, R. (2013): "Modeling vertical-plane sound localization with the application to subband-encoded head-related transfer functions", Master's thesis at the KUG, Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics. ARI supervisor: Piotr Majdak, Damian Marelli.

Djabbari, D. (2013): "Perspetives on Finnisch Nasal Place Assimilation", Master's thesis at the University of Vienna. Supervision: Sylvia Moosmüller

Hildenbrandt, T. (2013): "'Ach, ich und die /r/-Vokalisierung.' On the difference in the distribution of [x] and [ç] in Standard German and Standard Austrian German", Master's thesis at the University of Vienna. ARI supervisor: Sylvia Moosmüller

Masiero, B. (2013): "Evaluation of design parameters in loudspeaker-based auralization systems", RWTH Aachen University, Advisor: M.Vorländer, ARI co-advisor: Piotr Majdak

Ziegelwanger, H., (2012): "Modell zur effizienten Kodierung von Signallaufzeiten für die binaurale Wiedergabe virtueller Schallquellen", Master's thesis at the KUG, Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics. ARI supervisor: Piotr Majdak.

Goldgruber, B., (2011): "Einstellungen zu Dialekt und Standardsprache im Österreich. Eine empirische Untersuchung in Graz und Wien", Master's thesis at the University of Vienna. ARI supervisor: Sylvia Moosmüller.

Bayer, D., (2011): "Bilinear Time-Frequency Distributions and Pseudodierential Operators", University of Vienna, Advisors: K. Gröchenig; ARI supervisor: Peter Balazs

Rieckh, G., (2011): "Frames and Galerkin Boundary Element Method (BEM)", University of Vienna, Advisor: Hans G. Feichtinger, ARI supervisor: Peter Balazs.

Enzinger, E., (2010): "Formant trajectories in forensic speaker recognition", Master's thesis at the University of Vienna. Supervision: Sylvia Moosmüller.

Walder, T., (2010): "Schallquellenlokalisation mittels Frequenzbereich-Kompression der Außenohrübertragungsfunktionen", Master's thesis at the KUG, Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics. ARI supervisor: Bernhard Laback and Piotr Majdak.

Necciari, T., (2010): "Etude du masquage sonore temps-fréquence et application à l'analyse-synthèse des sons [Study of the time-frequency masking and application to the analysis-synthesis of sounds]", Université de Provence, Marseille. Advisors: R. Kronland-Martinet and S. Savel, ARI supervisors: Peter Balazs and Bernhard Laback.

Könsgen, A.-K., (2009): "Effects of binaural jitter on sensitivity to interaural time differences in hearing-impaired listeners", Master's thesis at the KUG, Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics. ARI supervisor: Bernhard Laback.

Zimmermann, I., (2009): "Einfluss von Hüllkurvenparametern auf die Wahrnehmung interauraler Zeitdifferenzen bei Normalhörenden und Cochleaimplantat-Trägern", Bachelor's thesis at the University of Applied Sciences, Institut für Hörtechnik und Audiologie, Oldenburg. ARI supervisor: Bernhard Laback.

Majdak, P., (2008): "Lateralization of sounds based on interaural time differences in cochlear-implant listeners", Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics, University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Advisor: Robert Höldrich, ARI supervisor: Bernhard Laback.

Smejkal, B. (2008): "Auditives Feedback und Sprechmusterveränderung bei postlingual ertaubten Erwachsenen nach Cochlea Implantation unter besonderer Beachtung der Vokale [e: - E], sowie [i: - I]", Master's thesis at the Medical University of Vienna. ARI supervisor: Sylvia Moosmüller.

Zelger, I. (2008): "Auditives Feedback und Sprechmusterveränderung nach Cochlearimplantation unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Plosive", Master's thesis at the Medical University of Vienna. ARI supervisor: Sylvia Moosmüller.

Haider, A. (2008): "Auditory localization using HRTF", BSc. Thesis, FH Technikum Wien. ARI supervisor: Wolgang Kreuzer

Toupin, G. (2007): "Development of software applications for psychoacoustic experiments", Master's thesis at the Ecole Centrale Nantes, France. ARI supervisors: Peter Balazs and Bernhard Laback.

Wippel, F., (2007): "Monaurale und binaurale Lautheitsskalierung bei Cochleaimplantat-Trägern", Master's thesis at the Vienna University of Technology. ARI supervisor: Bernhard Laback.

Newesely, T., (2006): "Die Auswirkungen der bilateralen subthalamischen Hirnstimulation bei Morbus Parkinson auf akustische Parameter und die subjektive Verständlichkeit des Sprechens", Master's thesis at the University of Vienna. ARI supervisor: Sylvia Moosmüller.

Mihocic, M., (2005): "Ortung akustischer Quellen mittels eines Vielkanal-Messsystems", Master's thesis at the Fachhochschule Technikum Wien. ARI supervisor: Holger Waubke.

Gschiel, M., (2004): "Implementierung eines Echtzeitsystems für audio-visuelle Stimulus Darbietung", Master's thesis at the Fachhochschule Technikum Wien. ARI supervisors: Werner Deutsch and Piotr Majdak.

Schmidt, K., (2003): "Binaurales Hören mit Cochleaimplantaten unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Time-Intensity-Trading", Master's thesis at the University of Vienna. ARI supervisor: Bernhard Laback.

Internships

2019, Vincent Paraboschi supervised by Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer
2019, Pierre Lefebvre supervised by Doz. Dr. Michael Pucher
2019, Etienne Coemelck supervised by Doz. Dr. Diana Stoeva and Doz. Dr. Peter Balazs
2018, Veronika Weber supervised by Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer
2018, Tristant Ghodsy supervised by Doz. Dr. Michael Pucher
2018, Pablo Munoz supervised by Dr. Zdenek Prusa
2018, Oscar Delgado supervised by Dr. Zdenek Prusa
2017, Martin Lindenbeck supervised by Doz. Dr. Bernhard Laback
2017, Daniel Haider supervised by Doz. Dr. Peter Balazs
2017, Markus Youssef supervised by Doz. Dr. José Luis Romero
2017, Reyhaneh Abbasi supervised by Doz. Dr. Peter Balazs
2017, Maike Ferber supervised by Doz. Dr. Bernhard Laback
2017, Louisincia Saint-Paul supervised by Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer
2017, Anja Klipic supervised by Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer
2017, Ettiene Laporte supervised by Dr. Christian Kasess
2017, Julia Lang supervised by Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer
2017, Arijane Sommeregger supervised by Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer
2017, Johannes Brand supervised by Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer
2017, Frank Zagala supervised by Doz. Dr. Piotr Majdak
2017, Thomas Deppisch supervised by Doz. Dr. Piotr Majdak
2017, Damien Bellon supervised by DDI Dr. Georg Tauböck
2017, Louis Godel supervised by Doz. Dr. Peter Balazs
2017, Deniz Camli supervised by Doz. Dr. Sylvia Moosmüller
2017, Ksenija Simonovic supervised by Doz. Dr. Peter Balazs
2017, Nicole Nordhausen supervised by Doz. Dr. Sylvia Moosmüller
2017, Anika Sedlaczek supervised by Doz. Dr. Sylvia Moosmüller
2017, Roy Javier Flores Garza supervised by Doz. Dr. Piotr Majdak
2016, Johannes Brand supervised by Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer
2016, Moritz Klingel supervised by Doz. Dr. Bernhard Laback
2016, Dionysios Panagiotopoulos supervised by Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer
2016, Qiaoqiao Liu Xu supervised by Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer
2016, Michael Kalcher supervised by Doz. Dr. Piotr Majdak
2016, Martina Kreuzbichler supervised by Doz. Dr. Piotr Majdak
2016, Katharina Pollack supervised by Doz. Dr. Piotr Majdak