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PhD Studentships in Spatial Audio Object Coding

PhD Studentships in Spatial Audio Object Coding, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey

Applications are invited for two PhD studentships on spatial audio object coding. The focus of research is on microphone array signal processing for source localisation and separation, spatial audio content authoring, real-time simulation of room acoustics and subjective evaluation of spatial audio quality.

METU is the top research university in Turkey and also one of the top 60 universities by reputation as reported in Times Higher Education 2013-14 World University Rankings. The medium of education is English. The project will be carried out in the Informatics institute of Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. The institute has state-of-the art research facilities for audio and acoustical signal processing. 

The research project is funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). The funding covers a tax-free stipend of TRY 21,000 per annum and will be for three years. Candidates are expected to have a B.Sc. and/or M.Sc. degree in electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, or related discipline, must be knowledgable in digital signal processing and have strong programming skills. All nationalities are eligible to apply. The studentship offer will be conditional on the acceptance of the candidate to the Information Systems PhD program in METU Informatics Institute. The studentships will start in September 2014.

Informal enquiries can be directed by email to Dr Huseyin Hacihabiboglu (hhuseyin@xxxxxxxxxxx). 

Information about METU: http://www.metu.edu.tr

Information about Informatics Institute: http://ii.metu.edu.tr

Information about applying to graduate programs in METU Informatics Institute: http://ii.metu.edu.tr/appyling-informatics-institute 

The closing date for the applications is 21 February 2014.

Dr Huseyin Hacihabiboglu
Assistant Professor
Head of Department of Modelling and Simulation 
Informatics Institute, METU, 06531, Ankara, Turkey
tel: +90 312 2107889 | e-mail: hhuseyin@xxxxxxxxxxx | web: http://www.hacihabiboglu.org | VoIP: husshho (skype)