Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics; Physik, Technik und Medizin; Hörtechnik und Audiologie; Physik; Additionally, at least one Master module in signal processing, acoustics, or machine learning successfully completed. Preferrably, one lab course in signal processing.
The participants learn a systematic approach to literature study for strategic generalization of their current status in science and research. In this context of widening the own perspective, students acquire the ability to identify and judge the potential contradictions and overlap of existing scientific publications with confidence. This will help to structure the state-of-the-art in a given topic. The analysis further uses bibliographic criteria such as the citation index, the peer review category, the date of publication, the format (e.g., conference, journal, or book) and EDICS. Special attention is devoted to respect and simultaneous criticism on publications in related fields. Technically, the forward and backward-citation search mechanisms will b.e practiced to identify further related work. The general goal of the seminar is the broadening of the own perspective beyond the own field in science and research. For graduate participants, this creates the necessary background for scientific proposal writing. The undergraduate participants specifically educate themselves to judge the perspectives and requirements of a potential further qualification phase in a particular direction of science and research.
The participants are actually making a distance from their daily own research thread and implementation towards a wider perspective. They pursue other topics of colleagues and related scientists, which seem to be outside the personal scope or interest, and will yet contribute useful commentary and suggestions. To this, we shall seek literature and pursue intrinsically-motivated study in neighboring and overarching fields of research and education. The results of the study will be grouped systematically and presented in the seminar accordingly. The participants cooperatively work on consensus regarding the scientific merit of publications in terms fundamental relevance or potential utility for own scientific generalization. The themes of the seminar comprise the whole bandwidth of scientific literature on signal processing, machine learning and acoustics with applications in speech technology and hearing aids, for instance, single- and multichannel noise reduction, acoustic sensor networks, digital speech communication, binaural transmission and perception. The graduate participants prove the enhanced perspective obtained by the seminar by enhanced motivation and practice for proposal writing. The undergraduate participants can deliver an oral examination or contribute a formal presentation on a given topic.