The Centre for Acoustic Signal Processing Research (CASPR) will have a number of fully funded PhD stipends available in 2018.

We are looking for highly motivated, independent, and outstanding students that desire to do a successful 3-year PhD programme at Aalborg University. The ideal candidates must have strong expertise in one or more of the following disciplines: statistical signal processing, auditory perception, machine learning, information theory, or estimation theory. Good English verbal and written skills are a must. Excellent undergraduate and master degree grades are desired.

PhD positions in Denmark are fully funded, i.e. no tuition fees, and come with a salary. The salary is subject to a pay grade system based on prior working experience since completing your undergraduate degree. The yearly gross salary is in the range 41.500 – 50.100 Euros.

You may obtain further information about the PhD stipends from Professor Jan Østergaard (, Professor Zheng-Hua Tan (, or Professor Jesper Jensen (, CASPR, Aalborg University, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipends.

CASPR_PhD_proposals 2018

Fully funded PhD stipend within Signal Quality Estimation for Speech Enhancement using Miniature EEG Devices.

The main objective of this PhD project is to estimate the perceived speech or sound quality from EEG signals recorded by in-ear and around the ear EEG devices. Such compact EEG devices may be integrated into various hearing assistive devices (HADs), for example to help guide the signal processing in the HADs.

In this PhD project, a signal processing and information theoretic approach will be pursued, which involves the use of recent results on information losses in the human auditory system, fundamental information flows in the EEG signals, and variants of transfer entropy.

The stipends are open for appointment from 1 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply for the position please use the following link: