PhD degree successfully defended by Thomas Bentsen

Monday 12 Feb 18


Torsten Dau
Head of Sections, Professor
DTU Health Tech
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Tobias May
Associate Professor
DTU Health Tech
+45 45 25 39 59


Abigail Anne Kressner
Assistant Professor
DTU Health Tech
On February 5, Thomas Bentsen successfully defended his PhD thesis “Computational speech segregation inspired by principles of auditory processing”.

In his thesis, Thomas Bentsen investigated three approaches for computational speech segregation based on ideal time-frequency mask estimation. These approaches were evaluated in the framework of noise reduction to improve speech understanding of normal-hearing listeners and cochlear-implant recipients in noisy environments. The thesis addressed several open questions in the area of computational speech segregation based on single-microphone signals using ideal time-frequency mask estimation.

Thomas gave a 45 min summary presentation of his work. The presentation was well structured and very clear. He gave a very nice overview and demonstrated a deep understanding of the work in this field. Even when challenged by the juries, he was able to stand on his ground and to firmly defend his approach.

Caption (Photo Eva Helena Andersen):
Leftmost: Co-supervisor Postdoc Abigail Anne Kressner, DTU
Examiner Professor Jürgen Tchorz, University of Applied Sciences Lübeck, Germany
PhD Thomas Bentsen
Principal supervisor Professor Torsten Dau, DTU
Examiners Associate Professor Jeremy Marozeau, DTU

and Professor Stefan Bleeck, University of Southampton, UK
Furthermore,Tobias May, Assistant Professor DTU, has been Co-supervisor