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Gernot Kubin was born in Vienna, Austria, on June 24, 1960. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1982 and the Dr.techn. degree (sub auspiciis praesidentis) in 1990 in Electrical Engineering from Vienna University of Technology, Austria. He is a Professor of Nonlinear Signal Processing and has been Head of the Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory at Graz University of Technology, Austria, since 2000. At TU Graz, he has been Dean of Studies in Electrical and Audio Engineering 2004-2007, Coordinator of the Doctoral School in Information and Communications Engineering since 2007, and Chair of the Senate 2007-2010 and again since 2013. Earlier international appointments include: CERN Geneva/CH 1980, TU Vienna 1983-2000, Erwin Schroedinger Fellow at Philips Natuurkundig Laboratorium Eindhoven/NL 1985, AT&T Bell Labs Murray Hill/USA 1992-1993 and 1995, KTH Stockholm/S 1998, Global IP Sound Sweden and USA 2000-2001 and 2006, UC San Diego/USA 2006, UT Danang/Vietnam 2009, and TU Munich/Germany 2015. He has held leading positions in several national research centers for academia-industry collaboration such as the Vienna Telecommunications Research Centre FTW 1999- now (Key Researcher and Board of Governors), the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Nonlinear Signal Processing 2002-2010 (Founding Director), the Competence Network for Advanced Speech Technologies COAST 2006-2010 (Scientific Director), the COMET Excellence Projects Advanced Audio Processing AAP 2008-2013 and Acoustic Sensing and Design 2013- now (Key Researcher), as well as in the National Research Network on Signal and Information Processing in Science and Engineering SISE 2008-2011 (Principal Investigator) funded by the Austrian Science Fund.
His research interests are in nonlinear signals and systems, computational intelligence, as well as speech and audio communication. He has authored or co-authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications and ten patents. Dr. Kubin has been a Member of the Board, Austrian Acoustics Association (since 2000), an elected member of the Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE (since 2011), an elected member of the Speech Acoustics and Speech Processing committees of the German Information Technology Society ITG (since 2015).