Communications acoustician Gerald Enzner appointed
Dr. Gerald Enzner has been appointed Professor of Speech Technology and Hearing Devices at the University of Oldenburg's Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics.
He previously headed the teaching and research area "Adaptive Systems of Signal Processing" at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Ruhr-University Bochum. Enzner studied electrical engineering at the Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg. After study visits to the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands) and Siemens Corporate Research (New Jersey), he became a research assistant at RWTH Aachen University, where he also completed his doctorate in 2006. In 2013, Enzner habilitated in the field of adaptive systems in signal processing.
At the University of Oldenburg, Enzner will conduct research and teaching aimed at improving speech signals in complex acoustic settings (with ambient noise or reverberations) at the newly established Speech Technology and Hearing Devices Centre. This includes, in particular, binaural modelling and processing of speech using adaptive signal processing and machine learning methods.