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Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier

Abteilung Medizinische Physik
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
D-26111 Oldenburg
Germany

+49 441 798 5466 or 5470

+49 441 798 3902

W30 3-313

Curriculum Vitae

Birger Kollmeier, Director of the Department for Medical Physics and Acoustics at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universität Oldenburg, studied physics and medicine at the Universität Göttingen, Germany. He received the Ph.D. degree in physics (supervisor: Prof. Dr. M.R. Schroeder) and the Ph.D. degree in medicine (supervisor Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Eysholdt) in 1986 and 1989, respectively. Since 1993, he has been Full Professor of physics at the Universität Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany and head of the Abteilung Medizinische Physik.

In addition to his professorship, Birger Kollmeier is the scientific director of the Hörzentrum Oldenburg GmbH (since 1996), the center of competence HörTech gGmbH (since 2000) and the Fraunhofer IDMT division for hearing, speech and audio technology (since 2008). Since 2012 he is coordinator of the Cluster of Excellence “Hearing4all”. Additionally, he is past-president and board member of the German Audiological Society (since 1997), Secretary-General of the European Federation of Audiological Societies (since 2011), and advisory board member of the German Acoustical Society. For 10 years, he was also board member of the German Society for Medical Physics.

He supervised more than 55 Ph.D. theses and authored and coauthored more than 350 scientific papers in various areas of hearing research, speech processing, auditory neuroscience, and audiology. Prof. Kollmeier was awarded with several scientific prizes, including the Alcatel-SEL research prize for technical communication (2001), the Karl-Küpfmüller Ring of the TU Darmstadt (2009), the  Science Award (Wissenschaftspreis) of the state of Lower Saxony (2011), the International Award of the American Academy of Audiology (2012), the German Presidents prize for Science and Innovation (2012) and the Glocker medal of the German Society for Medical Physics (2017). For his achievements in business development, he was also awarded with the Hubert Forch memorial prize (2015) and the “Oldenburger Bulle” (2016).

Most frequently quoted publications within the last 10 years

Citations in Web of Science, 12/2018

  • Holube, I., Fredelake, S., Vlaming, M., & Kollmeier, B. (2010) Development and analysis of an International Speech Test Signal (ISTS). International Journal of Audiology 49(12), 891-903. DOI: 10.1155/2009/298605
  • Kayser, H., Ewert, S. D., Anemüller, J., Rohdenburg, T., Hohmann, V., & Kollmeier, B. (2009) Database of multichannel in-ear and behind-the-ear head-related and binaural room impulse responses. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Article 2009:298605, 1-10. DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2010.506889
  • Schädler, M. R., Meyer, B. T., & Kollmeier, B. (2012) Spectro-temporal modulation subspace-spanning filter bank features for robust automatic speech recognition. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131(5), 4134-4151. DOI: 10.1121/1.3699200
  • Beutelmann, R., Brand, T., & Kollmeier, B. (2010) Revision, extension, and evaluation of a binaural speech intelligibility model. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127(4), 2479-2497. DOI: 10.1121/1.3295575
  • Puschmann, S., Uppenkamp, S., Kollmeier, B., & Thiel, C. M. (2010) Dichotic pitch activates pitch processing centre in Heschl's gyrus. Neuroimage 49(2), 1641-1649. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.09.045
  • Kollmeier, B., Warzybok, A., Hochmuth, S., Zokoll, M.A., Uslar, V., Brand, T., & Wagener, K.C. (2015) The multilingual matrix test: Principles, applications, and comparison across languages: A review. International Journal of Audiology 54 (Special Issue: SI Supplement: 2), 3-16. DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2015.1020971
  • Hochmuth, S., Brand, T., Zokoll, M.A., Uslar, V., Brand, T., & Wagener, K.C. (2012) A Spanish matrix sentence test for assessing speech reception thresholds in noise. International Journal of Audiology 51(7), 536-544. DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2012.670731
  • Jansen, S., Luts, H., Wagener, K.C., ; Kollmeier, B., Del Rio, M., Dauman, R., James, C., Fraysse, B., Vormes, E., Frachet, B., Wouters, J., & van Wieringen, A. (2012) Comparison of three types of French speech-in-noise tests: A multi-center study. International Journal of Audiology 51(3), 164-173. DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2011.633568
  • Vlaming, M.S.M.G., Kollmeier, B., Dreschler, W.A., Martin, R., Wouters, J., Grover, B., Mohammadh, Y., & Houtgast, T. (2011) HearCom: Hearing in the Communication Society. Acta Acustica united with Acustica 97(2), 175-192. DOI: 10.3813/AAA.918397
  • Zokoll, M.A., Hochmuth, S., Warzybok, A., Wagener, K.C. Buschermohle, M., & Kollmeier, B. (2013) Speech-in-Noise Tests for Multilingual Hearing Screening and Diagnostics. Americal Journal of Audiology 22(1), 175-178. DOI: 10.1044/1059-0889(2013/12-0061)

10 most frequently quoted publications of Birger Kollmeier

Citations in Web of Science, 12/2018

  • Dau, T., Kollmeier, B., & Kohlrausch, A. (1997) Modeling auditory processing of amplitude modulation. I. Detection and masking with narrow-band carriers. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 102(5), 2892-2905. DOI: 10.1121/1.420344
  • Dau, T., Kollmeier, B., & Kohlrausch, A. (1997) Modeling auditory processing of amplitude modulation. II. Spectral and temporal integration. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 102(5), 2906-2919. DOI: 10.1121/1.420345
  • Brand, T., & Kollmeier, B. (2002) Efficient adaptive procedures for threshold and concurrent slope estimates for psychophysics and speech intelligibility tests. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 111(6), 2801-2810. DOI: 10.1121/1.1479152
  • Dau, T., Wegner, O., Mellert, V., & Kollmeier, B. (2000) Auditory brainstem responses with optimized chirp signals compensating basilar-membrane dispersion. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 107(3), 1530-1540. DOI: 10.1121/1.428438
  • Huber, R., & Kollmeier, B. (2006) PEMO-Q - A new method for objective audio quality assessment using a model of auditory perception. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing 14(6), 1902-1911. DOI: 10.1109/TASL.2006.883259
  • Peissig, J., & Kollmeier, B. (1997) Directivity of binaural noise reduction in spatial multiple noise-source arrangements for normal and impaired listeners. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 101(3), 1660-1670. DOI: 10.1121/1.418150
  • Kollmeier, B., & Wesselkamp, M. (1997) Development and evaluation of a German sentence test for objective and subjective speech intelligibility assessment. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 102(4), 2412-2421. DOI: 10.1121/1.419624
  • Holube, I., Fredelake, S., Vlaming, M., & Kollmeier, B. (2010) Development and analysis of an International Speech Test Signal (ISTS). International Journal of Audiology 49(12), 891-903. DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2010.506889
  • Kollmeier B., & Gilkey R.H. (1990) Binaural forward and backward-masking - evidence for sluggishness in binaural detection. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 87(4), 1709-1719. DOI: 10.1121/1.399419
  • Marzinzik, M., & Kollmeier, B. (2002) Speech pause detection for noise spectrum estimation by tracking power envelope dynamics. IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, 10(2), 109-118. DOI: 10.1109/89.985548

Primarily supervised dissertations

Cosupervised Dissertations

  • Baumgarte, Frank
    Ein psychologisches Grundmodell zur Nachbildung von Wahrnehmungsschwellen für die Audiocodierung,
    Hannover 1999, Referent: H.-G. Musmann, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Bellmann, Michael A.
    Perception of Whole-Body Vibrations: From basic experiments to effects of seat and steering-wheel vibrations on the passenger's comfort inside vehicles
    Oldenburg 2002, Referent: V. Mellert, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier, R. Weber
  • Brell, Melina
    Eine vibrotaktile Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstelle fur chirurgische Applikationen
    Oldenburg 2009, Referent: A. Hein, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Brüggen, Marc
    Klangverfärbungen durch Rückwürfe und ihre auditive und instrumentelle Kompensation,
    Bochum 2001, Referent: J. Blauert, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Bronzel, Marcus
    Aktive Beeinflussung nicht-stationärer Schallfelder mit adaptiven Digitalfiltern,
    Göttingen 1993, Referent: D. Ronneberger, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Daniel, Peter
    Berechnung und kategoriale Beurteilung der Rauhigkeit und Unangenehmheit von synthetischen und technischen Schallen,
    Oldenburg 1995, Referent: V. Mellert, Korreferenten: R. Weber, B. Kollmeier
  • Dietz, Mathias
    An effective biaural processing model based on interaural phase differences,
    Oldenburg 2009, Referent: V. Hohmann, Korreferenten: B. Kollmeier, D. McAlpine
  • Djouguela Ouentcheu, Armand Fernand
    Dosimetry of narrow photon beams,
    Oldenburg 2010, Referent: B. Poppe, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Ernst, Stephan M.A.
    Psychoacoustics of masking and its representation in magnetic resonance imaging,
    Oldenburg, Dezember 2008, Referent: J.L. Verhey, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Fredelake, Stefan
    Model-based prediction of the benefit with rehabilitative hearing devices,
    Oldenburg 2012, Referent: V. Hohmann, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Gauterin, Frank
    Objektivierung der subjektiven Beurteilung zeitlich schwankender tieffrequenter Reifengeraeusche,
    Oldenburg 1994, Referent: V. Mellert, Korreferenten: R. Weber, B. Kollmeier
  • Gockel, Hedwig
    Auditory Discrimination of Spectral Shape - Cues and Limits in Perception,
    Oldenburg 1996, Referent: H. Colonius, Korreferent: A. Schick
  • Hey, Matthias
    Kanaltrennung bei hochratiger sequentieller pulsatiler Elektrostimulation der Cochlea, Magdeburg
    September 2002, Referent: H. von Specht, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Jacobi, Gert
    Störgeräuschbefreiungsmechanismen beim Hören,
    Göttingen 1993, Referent: B. Kollmeier, Korreferent: D. Ronneberger
  • Klein-Hennig, Martin
    Binaural auditory processing and temporal periodicity - Experiments and models
    Oldenburg 2014, Referent: V. Hohmann, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Knoblach, Wolfram
    Sprachwahrnehmung bei Innenohrschwerhörigkeit - Zur Psychophysik der Verständlichkeit,
    Würzburg 1995, Referent: O. Heller, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Müller, Mathias
    Untersuchung des Einflusses statischer Krafteinwirkung auf das runde Fenster und eletromechanische Stimulation der Cochlea
    Mai 2018, Referent: ?, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Mühler, Roland
    Experimentelle Untersuchungen und Modellrechnungen zur Reduktion der Reststörung bei der Registrierung auditorisch evozierter Potentiale früher Latenz,
    Oldenburg 1997, Referent: B. Kollmeier, Korreferenten: H.v. Specht, V. Mellert
  • Münkner, Stefan
    Modellentwicklung und Messungen zur Wahrnehmung nichtstationärer akustischer Signale,
    Göttingen 1993, Referent: M.R. Schroeder, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Nogueira, Waldo
    Design and evaluation of signal processing strategies for cochlear implants based on psychoacoustic masking and current steering,
    Hannover 2009, Referent: J. Ostermann, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Ouentcheu Djouguela, Armand Fernand
    Dosimetry of narrow photon beams,
    Oldenburg 2010, Referent: B. Poppe, Korreferenten: B. Kollmeier, S. Doclo
  • Parlitz, Dietrich
    Der Einfluß multisensorischer Integration auf auditive Wahrnehmungsleistungen am Beispiel audiovisueller Reizkomplexe,
    Oldenburg 1995, Referent: V. Mellert, Korreferenten: H. Colonius, B. Kollmeier
  • Reckhardt, Carsten
    Factors influencing equal-loudness level contours
    Oldenburg 2000, Referent: V. Mellert, Korreferenten: B. Kollmeier
  • Rosenkranz, Tobias
    Codebook-Based Speech Enhancement
    Oldenburg 2012, Referent: V. Hohmann, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Schlüter, Anne
    Speech recognition tests at fixed, positive signal-to-noise ratios using time compression: Methods and applications
    Oldenburg 2015, Referent: I. Holube, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • von Gablenz, Petra
    Der Hörstatus Erwachsener in sozial epidemiologischer Perspektive: Tonhörvermögen und Prävalenz von Schwerhörigkeit
    April 2018, Referent: Martin Heidenreich, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Wenzel, Michael
    Untersuchungen zur breitbandigen Messung und Regelung der akustischen Wandimpedanz an einer aktiven Schallwand mit adaptiven Filtern,
    Göttingen 1993, Referent: D. Ronneberger, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Xing Pei
    The Mechanisms Underlying Orientation and Direction Selectivity of Single Neurons in the Cortical Network
    Göttingen 1993, Referent: R. Kree, Korreferent: B. Kollmeier
  • Ziebell, Olaf
    Untersuchungen zur Dynamik des menschlichen visuellen Systems bei der Verarbeitung korrelierter Reize,
    Göttingen 1995, Referent: B. Kollmeier, Korreferent: D. Ronneberger
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