Kasper Eskelund's PhD

PhD degree granted to Kasper Eskelund

Monday 15 Sep 14


Tobias Andersen
Associate professor
DTU Compute
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Torsten Dau
Head of Sections, Professor
DTU Health Tech
+45 45 25 39 77

On Friday Sepember 12, Kasper Eskelund successfully defended his PhD project Electrophysiological assessment of audiovisual integration in Speech perception.

When listening to a talker, we make use of both audio and visual cues to understand what is being said. Many behavioural studies have been conducted investigating this audiovisual integration, often using the McGurk effect. In his thesis, Kasper used an EEG technique known as mismatched negativity (MMN) to explore neural aspects of audiovisual integration.
While his home department was DTU Compute, Kasper conducted most of his experiments in collaboration with the Hearing Systems Group.

Photo from left: Examiner Assosiate Professor Matthias Gondan, University of Copenhagen; Principal supervisor Professor Tobias Andersen,DTU Compute; PhD graduate Kasper Eskelund; Examiner Professor Lawrence D. Rosenblum,University of California;
Examiner Associate Professor Morten Mørup, DTU Compute and Co supervisor Ewen MacDonald, DTU Hearing Systems.

The project is supported by the Oticon Foundation.

DTU news about Kasper Eskelund's project 'Sight is manipulating Hearing'
Read the article (in Danish) from the magazine Hørelsen here