Our BME master’s student, Luke Meyer, has received a a PhD Fellowship from GSMS Kolffs Insitute. He will continue his work with Sam the Robot as a PhD, supervised by Deniz and Laura.
2019 Guyot Prize Ceremony and Symposium will take place at UMCG on 29 October 2019. We have a wonderful program! It is open to everyone, but registration required.
The Guyot Prize is the oldest scientific prize offered by the University of Groningen, and it is awarded for outstanding achievements in auditory science and otology. This year it will be awarded to prof. Tobias Moser for his contribution to our understanding of the synapses in the inner ear and to the development of an optogenetic cochlear implant. We will celebrate this prize with a symposium, ‘Advances in Biological Otology’.
The full article is here: link.
Jefta Saija successfully defended his thesis “Temporal integration and healthy ageing” on 14 October 2019, 14:30, at Academy Building, RUG.
We were lucky to have two new researchers, Thomas Koelewijn and Laura Rachman, who joined us for the VICI project. After earlier work on audiovisual perception and attention, Thomas has been very productive in listening effort in normal and impaired hearing, especially in utilizing pupillometry. Laura joined us with her expertise on processing of vocal emotion cues, and the computer transformation of these cues as a research tool.
Welcome Thomas and Laura to db SPL Lab!
Leanne Nagels’s paper (co-authors Petra Hendriks, Etienne Gaudrain, and Debi Vickers) is chosen as one of the best student/early-career researcher papers at VIHAR 2019! Congratulations Leanne!
Nawal El Boghdady will defend her thesis: “On the color of voices: The relationship between cochlear implant users’ voice cue perception and speech intelligibility in cocktail-party scenarios” on 24 June 2019, 11:00.
The ceremony will take place at the Aula of the RUG Academy Building.
There will be a celebration seminar on 25 June, “Revisiting voice and speech perception in cochlear implant users.” Detailed info is here.
Deniz is elected to be a member of the Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America. Her term will be 3 years, starting from 2020.
Marita Everhardt, who is affiliated with our lab and doing her PhD work supervised by Wander Lowie and Tassos Sarampalis, has won the best presentation award at the BCN PhD Retreat. Congratulations!
A piece in Volkskrant where Deniz explains why one’s recorded voice sounds strange to themselves, and also a few lines about our new voice perception research.