Multimedia Systems Department, Gdańsk University of Technology
Award for Ph.D. student, B. Mroz
Bartłomiej Mróz, a Ph.D. student at the Multimedia Systems Department, won the
first prize in the recording competition held as part of the 19th Symposium on
New Trends in Audio and Video, NTAV 2022. The symposium was held on October
13-15 in Wrocław. The awarded recording is the 20th-century piece The Rite of
Spring by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky in a version for four-hands
for piano. Two parts from Act I, entitled Adoration of the Earth, were
presented − namely The Augurs Of Spring, Dances Of The Young Girls and
Ritual of Abduction.
The performers were pianists from the Gdańsk Academy of Music − Mikołaj
Sikała and Adam Piórkowski. The recording session took place in the Auditorium
of the Gdańsk University of Technology in August 2020 on a Steinway & Sons
concert piano. A part of this recording was used in Mikołaj Sikała's doctoral
dissertation, defended in 2022.
An excerpt from the presented recording is available
Prof. Kostek received the Distinguished Service Medal Award from the Audio Engineering Society
Prof. Bożena Kostek received the Distinguished Service Award. The citation
for Prof. Kostek's award reads as follows: "In recognition of more than thirty
years of dedicated service to the Society as Section officer, Governor, three
times as a Vice President, and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the
Audio Engineering Society from 2011 to 2020”. The award was announced at the
Opening ceremony by Prof. Jonathan Wyner, AES President.
Prof. Kostek becomes ASA Fellow
Prof. Bożena Kostek was recently elected Fellow of the Acoustical Society
of America. The citation for Prof. Kostek's Fellowship award reads as follows:
"For contributions to musical acoustics, artificial intelligence, and
education". The award was announced at the Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony
of the 179th Acoustical Society Meeting (Acoustics Virtually Everywhere) on
Wednesday December 9, 2020. The link to this information is available on the ASA website.
Silver Medal Award of the 149th AES Convention
In October 2020, students from Multimedia Systems Department took part in
the 149th Audio Engineering Society Convention, held in New York. During the
Convention, Damian Koszewski, the Ph.D. student from the Multimedia Systems
Department and the only Pole in the final, was awarded a silver medal in the
Student Recording Competition in category Audio: Modern Studio.
Awards at the NTAV 2020 conference
On October 15th 2020, the 18th International Symposium of Novelties in Audio
and Video Technology took place. During the conference, employees, PhD
candidates and students of the Multimedia Systems Departament presented 4
papers. The paper entitled Comparison of music genre recognition accuracy
with the use of artificial neural networks and varied types of the input data
prepared by the team composed of Maciej Blaszke, Damian Koszewski, and Bożena
Kostek, received the award of the Polish Acoustic Society for the best
conference paper. An honourable mention went to the paper entitled Automatic
generation of musical playlists, prepared by the team consisting of Kamila
Pietrusińska, Adam Kurowski, and Bożena Kostek.
Gold Medal Award of the 148th Virtual Vienna AES Convention
On June 2-5, 2020, students from Multimedia Systems Department took part in
the 148th, the 1st virtual, Convention of Audio Engineering Society held in
Vienna. During the Convention, Damian Koszewski, the Ph.D. student from the
Multimedia Systems Department, was awarded a gold medal in the Student
Recording Competition in category Audio: Modern Studio.
Dr Jan Cimbalnik joins the BME Lab
Dr. Jan Cimbalnik from the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) in
Brno, Czech Republic, will be joining our BME lab in Gdansk as one of the
laureates of prestigious ULAM program grants from the Polish National Agency
for Academic Exchange (NAWA).
Prof. Ian Corbett visits MSD
At the beginning of June 2019, Professor Ian Corbett, worldwide known audio
engineer (Audio Engineering & Music Technology), was invited by the Multimedia
Systems Department. During his visit, Prof. Corbett conducted several lectures
for students interested in audio and recording technology and he led a session
of Recording Critiques. During his lectures, students were able to learn about
the fundamentals of audio engineers’ work and got to know how to improve their
mixing and recording skills.
KSM Student elected for Student Delegate Assembly
A group of undergaduate and PhD students participated in the 146th Audio
Engineering Society Convention in Dublin. As part of the convention, a
vote was held for the position of vice-chair for Europe and International
Regions in which B.Sc. Kamila Pietrusinska was elected. Kamila will hold
office in the Student Delegate Assembly for the next two years (the first
year as a vice-chair, the second as a chair) representing the Department
of Multimedia Systems on conventions in Europe and the United States.