Multimedia Systems Department, Gdańsk University of Technology

IEEE Signal Processing diploma for Prof. Bożena Kostek

B_Kostek_IEEE_2017 Prof. Bożena Kostek (Audio Acustics Laboratory) has received the Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of her service as Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (2013-2016).


Andrzej Kaczmarek (1948-2016)

A. Kaczmarek It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Andrzej Kaczmarek, a former member of our Department staff.

Andrzej Kaczmarek received his M. Sc. degree in Automatics and Computer Science from the Technical University of Gdansk in 1972. He worked as a specialist of computer services up to 1975 in the ELWRO-Service (Wrocław). That year he changed his work and returned to Gdansk. He acted as a designer and a constructor of computer devices in the Ship Building Department at the Technical University of Gdansk. Then Andrzej Kaczmarek joined the staff of the Sound Engineering Department in 1985.

His research interest was focused on computer analysis of musical sounds (especially pipe-organ sounds). He received his Ph.D. degree in 1995 in this subject. His interests were also focused in applications of audio engineering to speech recognition (speaker recognition), analysis of pathological speech and sound restoration. He used in his research machine intelligence algorithms such as neural networks, fuzzy logic and rough sets. Andrzej Kaczmarek has published a large number scientific papers in journals and at conferences. He participated in a number of scientific projects. He is a co-author of and many algotirhms and programs developed within PRESTOSPACE, INDECT, SYNAT and MODALITY projects. He was also a teacher in numerous classes, many of which were designed by himself.

The memory of Him will always remain in our hearts.


First prize at the NTAV2016 Symposium

The 16th International Symposium on Innovations in Audio and Video Technology took place in Rzeszow, October 13 to 15, 2016. The paper presented by Adam Kurowski and co-authored by Karolina Marciniuk, Adam Kurowski and Bożena Kostek, entitled: Analysis of soundscape recordings in close proximity to the road in changeable weather conditions was awarded the first prize for the presentation of the paper by the young researcher by the Presidium Board of the Polish Section of the Audio Engineering Society.


MISSI 2016 Best Paper Award

MISSI 2016 Prof. Bożena Kostek, Adam Kurowski and Karolina Marciniuk received a Best paper award for the paper entitled: Separability Assessment of Selected Types of Vehicle-Associated Noise during MISSI 2016, the 10th edition of International Conference  on Multimedia & Network Information Systems conference which took place in Wrocław, 14-16 September 2016.


Main prize for "CyberEye"

Cyberoko Promyk The jury of the contest "Innovations to improve the quality of life and health of people with disabilities," recognized the "CyberEye" system as the most innovative among of the submitted proposals. Many candidates, both companies and individuals, competed for the title of the most innovative solutions that helps enhance the quality of daily life for people with disabilities. All solutions stand out unconventional and creative approach to the subject of improving the functioning of people with different kinds of disabilities. On behalf of the creators of the "CyberEye" , prof. Andrzej Czyzewski received the award during the conference "Assessing and supporting the psychomotor development of a child" that took place on 16 May 2016.


Prize of 138th AES convention

AES2015 The 138th Audio Engineering Society Convention took place in Warsaw, May 7 to 10, 2015. The Convention hosted 1500 participants from Poland and around the world. One of the events organized for students was the Student Design Competition which attracted many interesting projects. Piotr Hoffmann, a Ph.D. student from the Multimedia Systems Department, presented a project devoted to automatic control system of virtual bass synthesis audio modification depending on music genre, the so-called Smart Virtual Bass Algorithm. The project has been awarded a prize: it received an honourable mention.


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