Andrzej Czyżewski, Prof., D.Sc., Eng. - Full Professor, Head of the Department
Ewa Hermanowicz, Prof., D.Sc., Eng. - Full Professor, Head of the DSP Research & Education Group
Piotr Odya, Ph.D., Eng. - Assistant Professor, Head of Department Labs
Marianna Sankiewicz, Prof. - Professor Emeritus
Gustaw Budzyński, Prof. - Professor Emeritus
Józef Kotus, Ph.D., Eng. - Assistant Professor
Michał Lech, Ph.D., Eng. - Assistant Professor
Piotr Suchomski, Ph.D., Eng. - Assistant Professor
Piotr Szczuko, Ph.D., Eng. - Assistant Professor
Grzegorz Szwoch, Ph.D., Eng. - Assistant Professor
Daniel Węsierski, Ph.D, Eng. - Assistant Professor
Adam Korzeniewski, M.Sc, Eng. - Lecturer
Participants in scientific projects
Head of the Multimedia Systems Department
Full Professor, Head of the DSP Reseach & Education Group
Ewa Hermanowicz was born in Gdynia, Poland. She received the M.Sc. degree (with honours) in electrical engineering in 1972 and the Ph.D. degree in 1982, and the habilitation degree in the area of discrete-time systems for communications in 1996, all from the Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), Gdansk, Poland.
She is a Professor at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics at GUT. Here in 1997-2003 she served as Head of the Circuits and Systems Department. Since 2003 she has been with the Multimedia Systems Department where, being presently a second in command, she conducts a Digital Signal Processing team. Her research and teaching activities include digital signal processing and applications, especially in telecommunications and multimedia, digital filter design, and electrical circuit’s development. She is the author or co-author of more than 100 international and national conference and journal technical papers, and a book Special Discrete-Time Filters and Applications. Now she serves as a reviewer of such worldwide international scientific journals as IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I and II, and Signal Processing.
Piotr Odya was born in Gdansk in 1974. He received his M.Sc. in 1999 from the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland. His thesis was related to the problem of sound quality improvement in the contemporary broadcasting studio. He is interested in video editing and multichannel sound systems. The goal of Mr. Odya Ph.D. thesis concerned methods and algorithms for correcting stuttering. In 2007 Piotr Odya received his Ph.D. At presents, he works at the Multimedia Systems Department as an Assistant professor.
From 1999 to 2001 Piotr Odya was the chairman of the AES Polish Student Section. From 2001 to 2005 he was the treasurer of the AES PSS.
Piotr Odya is the webmaster of the Multimedia Systems Department website (including Telewelfare portal).
From 2007 to 2009 he coordinated a project called "MULTIMODAL". From 2009 tp 2014 Piotr Odya coordinated a project called "TYPOSZEREG". The aim of these two project was to develope new kinds of multimodal interfaces.
Piotr Odya is an author and co-author of over 60 papers.
Marianna Sankiewicz (b. 1921) began studies in Radio Engineering, at Gdansk Technical University immediately after the end of the War, starting simultaneously her professional activity with Polish Radio in Gdansk. She graduated in 1950 and since that time has continued her scientifical and professional careers, She earned the Ph.D. degree in 1968 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1970. She created and led, together with Gustaw Budzyński, the new didactical field of studies, unique then in Poland, Sound Engineering. Later on, they organized the Sound Engineering Department at the then Electronics Faculty.
Marianna Sankiewicz was particularly efficient and successful in pedagogic activities. She was employed for 17 years as Faculty Prodean and three years as Prorector of the Technical University of Gdańsk. In the meantime, she continued her collaboration with Polish Radio and Television, developing the production of stereophonic recordings on the air with the local broadcasting centre, organized by her. In 1977 she practized studio techniques at French Radio (ORTF) in Paris. She is author or co-author of more than 130 scientific articles and conference papers.
As member of the Audio Engineering Society, she initiated the activity of the Polish AES Section and became its first chairperson. She was later elected, for a two-year term, as AES Vice-President for the Central Europe Region. She completed her task successfully, having initiated activities in six newly-organized AES Sections in Eastern Europe. The following, she obtained from AES General Assembly an honourable citation for her achievements.
She is honorary member of the Polish Acoustical Society and Polish AES Section, and also, member of the French and Hellenic Acoustical Societies, as well as other scientific societies.
Retired in 1992, she continues activities as member of the Committee on Acoustics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and, in particular, participates in the didactic tasks of the Department of Sound and Vision Engineering of Gdańsk Technical University.
Gustaw Budzyński (b. 1921) began studies in the Electrical Engineering Faculty of the Warsaw Technical University in 1938. Military service, however, and the outbreak of War interrupted the studies, which he tried to continue in Warsaw and then after the end of the War in Gdańsk. Persecuted by the communist regime he could not graduate before 1959, when he began his didactical career with the Faculty of Electronics, and his professional one at Gdańsk Polish Radio.
After one year's practicals in Warsaw he awarded his Ph.D. at Warsaw Technical University in 1965. Three years later, he created and led, together with Marianna Sankiewicz, a new didactical direction of studies, then unique in Poland, Sound Engineering. Later on, they organized the Sound Engineering Department at the then Faculty of Electronics.
In 1972 he.was promoted to the degree of Associate Professor and took over the leadership of the Department. In the meantime, he created and led the Department of Musical Acoustics at the Gdańsk Academy of Music. This period of his didactical activities created foundations for the formation of sound engineers in Poland. At the same time, he was highly active scientifically. He is author or co-author of more than 140 articles and conference papers. He led many scientific projects introduced into practice. He promoted five Ph.D. degrees and was reviewer of 18 dissertations. In 1976/77 he spent a year in Paris on stage at the C.N.E.T. and at the ORTF. In 1986 he was invited to Aalborg University where he acted as visiting professor in the year 1987/88.
He is honorary member of the Polish Acoustical Society and Hellenic Acoustical Societiy, as well, as member of the French Acoustical Society, the Polish AES Section, and other scientific societies.
Retired in 1992, he continues activities as elected member of the Committee on Acoustics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, for more than 35 years. He also participates within the existing scientific tasks of the Department of Sound and Vision Engineering of Gdańsk Technical University.
Józef Kotus was born in Gdansk in 1976. He received his M.Sc. degree from the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, Technical University of Gdansk in 2001. His speciality is multimedia techniques. Especially he is interested in audio recording and acoustics, multimedia programming and digital signal processing. In 2001 he has started his study as a Ph.D. student of the Sound and Vision Engineering Department. His main area of activity is sound system designing and multimedia production.
Michał Lech was born in Gdynia in 1983. In 2007 he graduated from the faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, specialization: Distributed Applications and Internet Systems in the Computer Architecture Department. The subject of his thesis was the application for automatic pitch detection and correction of detuned singing. In June 2013, he received his Ph.D. degree. The subject of the dissertation was: "The method and algorithms for controlling sound mixing processes by hand gestures using video image analysis".
He is interested in image processing and artificial intelligence algorithms. In the scope of the research projects he develops multimodal interfaces utilizing C++ and JAVA languages.
His non-scientific interests concern guitar playing, music production, and symphonic orchestration.
Piotr Suchomski was born in Gdansk in 1973. He received his M.Sc. degree in Informatics from the Technical University of Gdansk in 1997. His speciality was Multimedia Techniques. In 2005 he received his Ph.D degree. His Ph.D thesis was devoted to developing of the new hearing aid fitting methodology and system on the basis of examination of speech in noise signal perception.
Particulary he is interested in multimedia systems (applications) developing and programing, audio-video signal processing and modern audio-video postproduction techniques. Hi obtained his professional experience in Optimus Nexus company as a sound studio supervisor (1996-98) and in the own multimedia company (1998-2001).
He participates in MULTIMODAL project and PERFORM project.
His hobby: model making, electronic devices and traveling.
Piotr Szczuko received his M.Sc. degree in 2002. His thesis was dedicated to examination of correlation phenomena between perception of sound and vision for surround sound and digital image. He finished Ph.D. studies in 2007 and one year later completed a dissertation "Application of Fuzzy Rules in Computer Character Animation" that received award of Prime Minister of Poland.
His interests include processing of audio and video, computer animation, 3D visualization, inference methods, artificial intelligence, applications of rough sets theory, classification and perception of sound and image, algorithms and methods of image analysis and understanding, applications of embedded systems.
Since 2007 he is main specialist in domestic and international research and development projects (INDECT, ADDPRIV, COPCAMS), devoted to audio and video processing for automatic detection of threats by intelligent surveillance systems.
He is an author and co-author of over 80 papers, book chapters, and articles, and co-author of awarded innovative solutions "Electronic Aids for Laryngectomees", and “Remote acoustic and visual observation system".
P. Szczuko prepares and lectures courses of "Intelligent Decision Systems",
"Artificial Intelligence in Medicine", "Sound and Image Processing",
"Telemonitoring of Objects and Agglomerations" and "Audio Forensics and Image
Analysis" and supervising Bachelors and Masters thesis and student projects.
Grzegorz Szwoch was born in 1972 in Gdansk. In 1991-1996 he studied at the Technical University of Gdansk. In 1996 he graduated as a student from the Sound Engineering Department. His thesis was related to physical modeling of musical instruments. Since that time he has been a member of the research staff at the Multimedia Systems Department as a Ph.D. student (1996-2001), assistant (2001-2004) and Assistant professor (since 2004). The subject of his Ph.D. thesis was computer modeling of the hearing aid acoustic system.
The main subject of his research is automated video analysis and event detection in video surveillance systems. He participated and still participates in several scientific projects (European and Polish) on this subject. His main scientific interests include programming (C++ and scripting languages), video analysis and processing, sound synthesis, 3D computer graphics and computer technologies in general. His personal interests are: music, computer games, programming and public transport.
Grzegorz Szwoch is the author and the lecturer of courses on
Electronic musical instruments, Image synthesis
and Studio measurements.
He is also an administrator of the department's server and computer network,
and also of this web page.
Daniel Węsierski received his M.Sc. in Automation and Robotics in 2007 from the Gdansk University of Technology. He gained corporate experience in R&D departments of ThyssenKrupp in Bremen and of Volkswagen in Wolfsburg in 2005-2009. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Telecom SudParis in 2013 under the supervision of Patrick Horain.
His interests lie in computer vision, with emphasis on visual object tracking.
Adam Korzeniewski was born in Elblag in 1986. He received his M.Sc. degree in Informatics from the Technical University of Gdansk in 2009. His M.Sc. thesis was devoted to developing of the new video noise reduction algorithm.
He is interested in sound processing (synthesizers) and image processing connected with digital photography.
Piotr Bratoszewski was born in 1987 in Swiecie, Poland. In 2011 he graduated from the Multimedia Systems Department acquiring M.Sc. degree. The subject of his thesis was related to feature extraction and classification algorithms in digital video.
Currently he is a Ph.D. student in Multimedia Systems Department and his research domain is mainly related to human-machine interfaces – automatic speech recognition and gesture recognition. Mr. Bratoszewski co-authored in research papers and articles related to automatic surveillance systems, automatic speech recognition and object tracking in the RGB and RGB-D video images.
Adam Górski was born in Gdańsk in 1974. In 1993-1998 he was studying Organization of Production Systems at the Faculty of Management and Economics at the Gdańsk University of Technology. In 1999 he graduated with Master of Science Degree. The subject of his thesis was related to the amusement parks, especially theme parks. In 2010 he came back to the Gdańsk University of Technology. This time to the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, where he studied till 2015 at the Multimedia System Department. In 2016 he graduated with his second Master’s Degree in electroencephalography in multimedia applications.
His interest focus on alternative human-machine controllers and interfaces, which let to turn ideas into reality, and also on ways to use these technologies in multimedia shows, performances, happenings and actions with live audiences.
Piotr Hoffmann was born in Gdansk in 1998. In 2012 he graduated from the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics at Gdansk University of Technology. The subject of engineer's thesis was comparative analysis of decision algorithms in the context of effectiveness speakers recognition. The subject of his thesis was project of sound reinforcements system of Gdansk Shakespeare Theater. He is interested in sound reinforcements systems, sound perception and processing speech signals.
Adam Kurowski was born in 1991 in Gdansk. In 2015 he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics at Gdansk University of Technology acquiring M.Sc. degree. The subject of his B.Sc thesis was implementation and evaluation of performance of a virtual bass synthesis algorithm for small electroacoustic transducers. His M.Sc. Thesis was associated with sound intensity measurement of an acoustic field distribution in the proximity of the human head and the numerical simulation of observed phenomena.
His scientific interests concern the issues of the design and implementation of the digital acoustic signal processing and modern metods of the numerical simulation in acoustics.
His other interests include artistic drawing, graphic art, composition and production of electronic music.
Karol Lisowski was born in 1986 in Mragowo. In 2011 he graduated from the Gdabnk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics. His subject of M.Sc. Eng. thesis was related to transcoding strategies of multimedia content in distributed surveillance system. He is a PhD Student of the Multimedia Systems Department. His scientific interests concern the issues of video surveillance systems, re-identification algorithms, artificial intelligence as well as creating of the bevaviour models. He is the author of about 10 publications (including 3 articles in journals and and 2 chapters in monographs). Moreover, he participated in four European research projects.
Marcin Szykulski was born in 1989 in Malbork. In 2013 he graduated from the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics at Gdansk University of Technology, acquiring a M.Sc. Degree. The subject of his B.Sc thesis was the analysis of algorithms used for detection of vowels in speech signals. His M.Sc. Thesis was related to an automatic music recommendation system. His interests focus on speech recognition and video processing.
Paweł Spaleniak was born in 1987 in Gdynia. In 2011 he graduated from Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics in the Multimedia Systems Department, obtaining a master's degree in engineering. The aim of his thesis develop software capable to automatically analyze the level of emitted commercials.
His interests include audio and image analysis and processing using C++ language. He is a graphic designer, mainly for web applications. Moreover, he is interested in room acoustics, as well as audio recording, mixing and mastering.
Maciej Szczodrak was born in Gdynia, Poland. He received his M.Sc. degree from the Gdansk University of Technology in 2006. His thesis concerned implementation of algorithms for open air sound propagation analysis.
He is interested in audio and video processing, environmental acoustics. He is also concerned about programming.
Olga Szmit received her M.Sc. degree from Chemical Technology, Gdansk University of Technology. In 2014 she also graduated from University of Business and Administration, Ecoenergetic: Administration of renewable energy sources.
She gained project administration experience during realization of many projects, e.g. Basic technology of producing cover shields form modified ballistic gel.