Multimedia Systems Department, Gdańsk University of Technology
Harman Scholar 2017
Karolina Marciniuk, a PhD student from the Multimedia Systems Department and
Laboratory of Audio Acoustics, was awarded the 2017 Audio Engineering Society
(AES) Educational Grant. She is also a recipient of a special honor, i.e.
Harman Scholar for 2017. The grant was founded by the Harman International
Awards at the Audio Engineering Society Convention
On May 20-23, 2017, students from Multimedia Systems Department took part in
the 142nd International Convention of Audio Engineering Society held in
Berlin. During the Convention, two students contests were organized:
Recording Competition and Student Design Competition. There were
two contest entries in both categories. In the first one, a group consisting
of Damian Koszewski, Mateusz Gnys and Dustin Hartka were awarded a bronze
medal in Sound for Visual Media category. In the Design contest, the
silver medal was awarded to the team of Adam Kurowski, Maciej Blaszke and
Szymon Zaporowski. In addition, student Dawid Weber got an award for the best
photo of the Convention.
IEEE Signal Processing diploma for Prof. Bożena Kostek
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)
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 youarchive.net 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
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"
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
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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