Hello and welcome to the virtual presence of Axel Plinge.

Short Bio

2020-now Head of Self-Learning Systems Group at the Fraunhofer IIS in Nuremberg, Germany.

2017-2020 Researcher at the AudioLabs at the Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen, Germany. Worked on Virtual Reality (VR) and Internet of Things (IoT) audio processing as well as efficient machine learning and deep compression.

2015-2016 Visiting Researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. Working on using Acoustic Event Detection (AED) and Acosutic Sensor Networks (ASNs) for speech enhancment and speaker tracking.

2012-2016 PhD in the Pattern Recognition Group at the Department of Computer Science, TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany. Published multiple papers on acoustic sensor networks geometry calibration, speaker tracking, and sound classification.
Thesis: [Acoustic sensor network geometry calibration and applications]

2000-2010 Psychophysical research from hearing to color vision and depth perception at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Dortmund, Germany. Participated in EC research projects and co-inventor of novel methods in speech technology for persons with impaired hearing.

2005-2010 Diploma (Masters) at the Department of Computer Science, TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany. Passed with distinction.
Thesis: [Neurobiologisch inspirierte Lokalisierung von Sprechern in realen Umgebungen]

1997-2012 Freelance Consultant Axel Plinge Software, Dortmund, Germany. Development of audio software, embedded device applications and monitoring and controlling systems.

1995-1997 CTO at Starbyte Software, Bochum, Germany