dr.ir. R. Heusdens

Associate Professor
Circuits and Systems (CAS), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Audio and acoustic signal processing, distributed signal processing, information theory (source coding), speech enhancement

Biography

Richard Heusdens is an Associate Professor at the Circuits and Systems group of the Delft University of Technology. He received his HTS (institute of technology) diploma from the HTS Alkmaar in 1988. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1992 and 1997, respectively. In the spring of 1992, he joined the digital signal processing group at the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In 1997, he joined the Circuits and Systems Group of Delft University of Technology, where he was a Postdoctoral Researcher. In 2000, he moved to the Information and Communication Theory (ICT) Group, where he became an associate professor and responsible for the audio and speech processing activities within the ICT group. Since 2014, he is an Associate Professor at the Circuits and Systems group and, in addition, since 2015 a part-time Professor at Aalborg University where he holds a chair in distributed signal processing. His research interest cover subjects such as audio and acoustic signal processing, distributed signal processing, information theory, and speech enhancement.

Research projects he is involved in are "Speech Enhancement by Spatial Diversity Through Android Phones" (Google sponsored project), Distributed Processing of Audio Signals" (Huawei sponsored project), "Spatially Correct Multi-Microphone Noise Reduction Strategies suitable for Hearing Aids" (Oticon A/S sponsored project), "Smart Sensing for Aviation" (TKI project)

EE2S11 Signals and systems

Theory of signal transformations and LTI systems

EE2S31 Signal processing

Digital signal processing; stochastic processes

EE4540 Distributed signal processing

Signal processing techniques for decentralized signal processing

EE4560 Information theory

Source and channel coding

IN4182 Digital audio and speech processing

Audio, speech and acoustic signal processing, speech enhancement, microphone-array signal processing

Signal processing over wireless acoustic sensor networks

Microphone subset selection for WASNs

Smart sensing for Aviation

Detecting damages in composite material manufacturing

Distributed Processing of Audio Signals

Industry-sponsored project that aims to develop new distributed processing approaches and new computational methods for determining the acoustic room response.

Spatially Correct Multi-Microphone Noise Reduction Strategies suitable for Hearing Aids

multichannel signal processing algorithms to help hearing aid users

Extreme Wireless Distributed Systems

EWiDS is one of the projects of the COMMIT program, concentrating on extreme wireless distributed systems. In EWiDS, we aim at a better understanding of using wireless, user-centric sensor technology to monitor and manage the behavior of people.

Projects history

PulsarPlane: Worldwide Air Transport Operations

We investigate if pulsar navigation for aviation is positive, and analyse the impact on aviation.

Intelligibility Enhancement of Noisy Speech

The objective of the project is to develop a speech enhancement system which specifically aims at improving the intelligibility of the speech signal.

Last updated: 15 Jun 2017