Brief biography of Josef Schlittenlacher
Josef was born in Munich, where he also completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Technische Universität München) in 2011. He visited Seikei University in Tokyo for his final thesis “Subjective and physical evaluation of loudness”, for which he received the DIN Young Scientist Award from the German Institute for Standardization.
Afterwards, he received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2015. While his thesis “Effects of auditory perception on loudness and reaction time” covered basic aspects of hearing, he was also responsible for several sound quality and applied research projects. For example, he investigated warning signals of quiet vehicles in an extensive experiment with blind participants. Apart from that he has frequently returned to Seikei University for research visits.
He joined the Auditory Perception Group at the University of Cambridge in October 2015, where he is involved in a joint project with the engineering group of Richard Turner, "Machine Learning for Hearing Aids: Intelligent Processing and Fitting". His research is supported by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).
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