KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology) is the largest technical university in Sweden. KTH was founded in 1827 and now accounts for one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level. Education and research cover a broad spectrum – from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering as well as architecture, industrial engineering and management, urban planning, work science and environmental engineering. There are a total of just over 12,000 full-year equivalent undergraduate students, more than 1,400 active postgraduate students and 2,800 employees. Approximately 1,000 exchange students choose to come to KTH every year and KTH makes great efforts to welcome international students.
The Sound and Image Processing (SIP) Laboratory, headed by Prof. Bastiaan Kleijn, is part of the EES school. The research at SIP includes a variety of topics that relate to the application of signal processing and information theory to speech and audio signals and images to facilitate communication. Examples of research topics are auditory modelling, generic source coding, audio and speech coding, video coding, speech enhancement, objective methods for speech-quality estimation, robust encoding for packet networks, audio-visual context awareness, etc. An area of special emphasis is technology for hearing impaired people. SIP staff teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Information theory, Source Coding, Speech Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, and Sound Perception.
|Meet KTH researchers Prof. Arne Leijon and Prof. Bastiaan Kleijn.|