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Guest lecture by Jan Larsen

Start date/time
Mon Apr 22 13:00:00 2013
End date/time
Mon Apr 22 13:00:00 2013
Seminar Room IDEG134, Inffeldgasse 16c, ground floor.

    “Creating meaning in audio and music signals”


    The prevalence of digital music and media information has initiated new frontiers in audio research including retrieval and embedding of information in sound and audio. This talk will focus on our recent research in audio and music information processing retrieval, search and organization of sound. A current research trend is the integrated use of context information and other high-level knowldge and in the talk we also discuss such possibilities.


    Jan Larsen received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 1989 and 1994.
    Dr. Larsen is Associate Professor of Digital Signal Processing at Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, DTU. Jan Larsen has authored and co-authored more than 125 papers and book chapters within the areas of nonlinear statistical signal processing, machine learning, neural networks and datamining with applications to biomedicine, monitoring systems, multimedia, audio, and webmining. According to Google Scholar the no. of citations is 2533, h-index is 28 and i-10 index 65 as of 27.03.2013.

    He has participated in more than ten national and international research and innovations programs and has served as reviewer for many international journals, conferences, publishing companies and research funding organizations. Currently he coordinates the strategic the research project CoSound (2012-2015) and participate in three other research projects.

    As regards synergistic activities, he took part in conference organizations, among others the IEEE Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (formerly Neural Networks for Signal Processing) 1999-2012. He is director of the Danish Sound Innovation Network (2009-2014), past chair of the IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2005-2007), and chair of IEEE Denmark Section’s Signal Processing Chapter (2002-). He is a senior member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Other professional committee participation includes Steering committee member of the Audio Signal Processing Network in Denmark, 2006-. Editorial Board Member of Signal Processing, Elsevier, 2006-2007; and guest editorships involves IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks; Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems; and Neurocomputing.

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    This event is organized in the framework of the COMET K project Advanced Audio Processing (, the COMET K project Acoustic Sensing and Design ASD, and it is sponsored by the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering.