Kai Siedenburg

Principal Investigator/Research Group Leader

+49 (0)441 798-3579 


Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Fak. VI - Dept. für medizinische Physik und Akustik, Ammerländer Heerstr 114--118, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany

Photo: Philip Bartz für VolkswagenStiftung

Research Interests

  • Timbre perception and cognition
  • Auditory scene analysis
  • Hearing loss 
  • Music signal processing


  • PhD in Music Technology, McGill University, Montreal, May 2016
  • MSc (Diplom) in Mathematics (major) and Musicology (minor), Humboldt University Berlin, Jan 2012
  • Visiting student in Mathematics, University of Vienna, 2011
  • Fulbright visiting student in Music and Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley,  2008-2009 

Professional Distinctions

  • Lothar-Cremer Price of the German Acoustical Society (DEGA), 2020
  • Freigeist Fellowship, Volkswagen Foundation, 2020-2025
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, H2020 Reintegration Panel, 2018-2020
  • Best Paper Award (1st prize), 20th Int. Conf. on Digital Audio Effects (DAFX), Edinburgh, UK, 2017
  • Harman Scholar, Audio Engineering Society (AES) Educational Foundation, 2013-2015
  • Fulbright Scholar, J. William Fulbright Commission, 2008-2009
  • German National Academic Foundation, 2005-2011


For a complete list of publications, see here.

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