PhD Position in Distributed Audio Signal Processing in Iot Networks
Catholic University of Leuven Department of Electrical Engineering

ESAT-STADIUS (Stadius Center for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing, and Data Analytics, ) is a research division within the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of KU Leuven, with 11 permanent staff members and approximately 100 PhD and postdoctoral researchers. ESAT-STADIUS conducts fundamental as well as applied research in the area of control, system identification, signal processing, machine learning, numerical optimisation, and bioinformatics.


A PhD or postdoctoral or research position is available in the STADIUS Center for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics of KU Leuven - Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT). The research activities will be focused on the design and evaluation of distributed digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms for acoustic echo and feedback cancellation, active noise control, and sound field control in ad-hoc IoT networks .

The research will be carried out in an international team of signal processing researchers at ESAT-STADIUS,, and will be partly carried out in cooperation with an industrial partner.


  • Candidates must hold a Master or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent), have a solid background in mathematics (e.g. in matrix algebra, statistics and/or optimization) and digital signal processing (e.g. speech and audio signal processing or signal processing in communications).
  • Experience with Matlab programming is required, and experience with other programming languages (C/C++/Python/...) is considered beneficial.
  • Excellent proficiency in English is required, as well as good communication skills, both oral and written.


  • A high-level and exciting international research environment.
  • An initial one-year  appointment with the possibility of renewal.
  • A competitive salary.


Submit your application, including
1) a letter of motivation with a statement of skills and research interests,
2) a curriculum vitae,
3) university diploma copies and transcripts, and
4) names and contact information of 1-2 references.
The application deadline is August 31, 2020, but earlier applications are encouraged and will be considered as soon as they are received.
For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Marc Moonen, tel.: +32 16 32 10 60, mail:
You can apply for this job no later than August 31, 2020 via the
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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: August 31, 2020
  • Tags: Ingenieurswetenschappen

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