Research Scientist
Physical and Computational Acoustics

Tel. +43 1 51581-2505
Email: christian.kasess [at]

Scientific IDs:
ORCID: 0000-0002-5644-7229

Academic Background

Christian Kasess studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Graz (Diploma: Estimation of Time-Variant Multivariate Autoregressive Models using Kalman Filtering). After this he studied physics at the University of North Carolina finishing working on a model for frequency sweep direction selectivity in primary auditory cortex. In 2009 he finished his PhD in Medical Physics at the Medical University of Vienna working on brain connectivity models (Thesis: Investigations into Effective Connectivity using Dynamic Causal Modeling based on Functional MRI).

He started working at the Acoustics Research Institute in September 2010.

Current Research

The main areas of research at ARI concern environmental noise and the mitigation thereof as well as speech production models. Specifically, the following topics are of interest:

  • Simulation of noise barriers using the 2.5D boundary element methods
  • Efficient quadrature for 2.5D boundary element calculations
  • Psychoacoustic evaluation of railway and road traffic noise as well as noise reduction methods
  • Estimation of the vocal tract geometry from speech samples, in particular nasal stops, using an estimation scheme based on variational Bayes



  • Kasess C. H.; Maly T.; Kreuzer W. (2022) Modeling of multiple reflections between noise barriers and trains using the boundary element method. BNAM/Euregio.
  • Sporr A.; Blank-Landeshammer B.; Kasess C. H.; Drexler-Schmid G.; Kling S.; Köfinger C.; et al. (2021) Extracting boundary conditions for sound propagation calculations using augmented reality. e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Bd. 3.
  • Kasess C. H.; Maly T.; Majdak P.; Waubke H. (2021) Effects of rumble strip parameters on acoustics, vibration, and perception. Acta Acustica.
  • Kasess C. H.; Maly T.; Balazs P.; Kreuzer W. (2021) Time-variant signal manipulation using frame multipliers. Euronoise, Madeira. Madeira S. 673-682.
  • Drexler-Schmid G.; Kasess C. H.; Blank-Landeshammer B.; Köfinger C.; Emhofer J.; Waubke H.; et al. (2021) Augmented reality acoustics of air heat pumps - App development and methods. Proceedings of the 13th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2021, Jeju Island. Jeju Island S. CD-ROM.
  • Kasess C. H.; Maly T.; Waubke H.; Ostermann M.; Dinhobl G. (2021) Speech Intelligibility - Effects of Railway Tunnels at High Speeds. In: Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systems.Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design. Springer, S. 142-149.
  • Balazs P.; Kasess C.; Kreuzer W.; Maly T.; Průša Z.; Jaillet F. (2021) Anwendung von Rahmen-Multiplikatoren für die Extraktion von Kurvenquietschen von Zugsaufnahmen. e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Bd. 138, S. 206-211.
  • Blank-Landeshammer B.; Sporr A.; Drexler-Schmid G.; Kasess C. H.; Köfinger C.; Emhofer J.; et al. (2021) Noise Propagation Modelling and Mapping using Augmented Reality for HVAC Sound Sources. Proceedings of the 27th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Prague. Prague.
  • Waubke H.; Kasess C. H.; Ruthofer R. (2021) PanDeNoise: Traffic Noise During the First Lock-Down. Fortschritte in der Akustik, DAGA 2021.
  • Kasess C. H.; Reichl C.; Waubke H.; Majdak P. (2020) Perception Rating of the Acoustic Emissions of Heat Pumps. Proceedings Froum Acusticum 2020. Lyon. Lyon S. 2453-2458.
  • Kasess C. H.; Reichl C.; Waubke H. (2020) Beurteilung der Wahrnehmung der Schallemission von Wärmepumpen. Fortschritte in der Akustik DAGA 2020, Hannover. Hannover S. CD-ROM.
  • Kasess C. H. (2020) Grundbegriffe der Akustik - Lärmvermeidung. Sichere Arbeit - Internationales Fachmagazin für Prävention in der Arbeitswelt.
  • Waubke H.; Kasess C. H. (2019) Time varying loads and white noise on a SDOF system with Bouc hysteresis using Gaussian Glosure. Journal of Theoretical and Computational Acoustics, Bd. 27/1.
  • Kasess C. H.; Waubke H. (2019) Moving sources and the 2.5D Helmholtz boundary element method. Proceedings International Congress on Acoustics, 2019. Aachen S. CD-ROM.
  • Kasess C. H.; Waubke H.; Conter M.; Kirisits C.; Wehr R.; Ziegelwanger H. (2019) The effect of railway platforms and platform canopies on sound propagation. Applied Acoustics.
  • Kasess C. H.; Maly T.; Kluger-Eigl W.; Waubke H. (2019) Psychoacoustic evaluation of different rumble strip designs. Proceedings of the Internoise 2019. Madrid S. CD-ROM.
  • Kasess C. H.; Waubke H. (2019) Bouc hysteresis without an elastic restoring force under white noise excitation using the beta distribution. Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vienna S. CD-ROM.
  • Waubke H.; Kasess C. H. (2018) Transient response of a multi-storey frame with hysteretic behaviour to white noise excitation. Proceedings of the Euronoise 2018. Hersonissos S. 303-306.
  • Maly T.; Kasess C. H.; Kluger-Eigl W.; Waubke H. (2018) Psychoakustische Untersuchungen verschiedener Rumpelstreifenausführungen. Fortschritte in der Akustik (DAGA 2018). München S. 373-376.
  • Waubke H. (2018) Ein Freiheitsgrad System mit Bouc-Hysterese unter gefilterten weissen Rauschen. Fortschritte in der Akustik (DAGA 2018). München S. 1732-1734.