PDEng student on Virtual Position Noise Measurement (VIPNOM)
Sorama, in cooperation with the Electronic Systems (ES) group within the
Department of Electrical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology
(TU/e), is seeking to hire an outstanding PDEng candidate within the field
of Acoustic Imaging and Signal Processing.
Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng trainee)
About the Project
Noise is the second largest harmful environmental factor to human beings in
Europe and claims 1.6 million healthy life years each year, mainly due to
stress and sleep disturbances. VIPNOM focuses on the development of advanced
noise measurement methods and acoustic virtual reality.
To effectively combat unwanted noise, it is important to first be able to
measure it. Currently, noise is measured by placing microphones at specific
locations and those measurements made are applicable for those locations only.
VIPNOM advocates the use of microphone arrays at central locations, where
noise levels at several other locations can also be measured simultaneously,
such as at the balconies of an apartment building next to a noisy road, or
across a large area of the city center.
In order to accurately measure noise levels, VIPNOM will further develop,
optimize and implement the methods that are developed in the ZERO NWO project
(https: // www. zero-program.nl/?pageid=252). The resulting algorithms will
be tested in the living labs: Stratumseind, Strijp-S, and the Philips Stadium.
Additionally, the same techniques will also be applied in an acoustic virtual
reality to allow interested parties (such as citizens and policy officers)
to auralize and experience noise beyond just decibel values on a written
We are looking for two PDEng candidates who will strengthen the Sorama
During the project the candidates are encouraged to spend part of their work
at Eindhoven Engine as well as the TU/e. While one position will focus on the
development of the algorithms and the other on the implementation, the actual
scope may be personalized (depending on the profile of the candidates). The
candidates will also be registered at TU/e and complete training courses
related to the project. Program graduates will be awarded a certified diploma
and the degree “Professional Doctorate in Engineering” (PDEng).
This project is funded by Eindhoven Engine.
Electronic Systems group at TU/e and Sorama
The Electronic Systems group consists of seven full professors, two associate
professors, eight assistant professors, several postdocs, about 40 PDEng and
PhD candidates and support staff. The ES group is world-renowned for its
design automation and embedded systems research. It is our ambition to provide
a scientific basis for design trajectories of electronic systems, ranging from
digital circuits to cyber-physical systems. The trajectories are constructive
and lead to high quality, cost-effective systems with predictable properties
(functionality, timing, reliability, power dissipation, and cost).
Sorama is a highly innovative company that leads and redefines the frontiers
of knowledge in acoustic imaging. This is achieved through intensive
collaborations with academic partners and also relentless in-house R&D
efforts, effectively bridging the gap between academic findings and industrial
know-how. Sorama aims to improve the quality of life for all people, wherever
they are, by providing the technology to Make Sound Insightful. Founded in
2009 as a TU/e spin-off by Rick Scholte, Sorama is one of the Netherlands' Top
250 Growth Companies in 2021.
Sorama is looking for excellent candidates that add value to Sorama and the ES
group with the following profile:
Master degree (preferably in computer science, mechanical engineering,
electrical engineering or related)
Experience in signal processing is preferred
Proficient with C++, MATLAB, (preferably CUDA as well)
Driven, eager, enthusiastic, ambitious personality
Quick learner, able to and interested in acquiring new skills and
Fluent in spoken and written English
Affinity with technological products and solutions and working in a high
Live in/near Eindhoven or willing to relocate.
Conditions of employment
Sorama offers a full-time, fixed-term, 2-year contract at Sorama, including:
25 Holiday days and the option to purchase additional days
Challenging work environment where you can create global impact through
our unique solutions
Operate in a fast-growing company with good future perspectives
Knowledgeable and inspiring colleagues
Eindhoven Engine and TU/e interaction days throughout your project
A flexible work environment
Unique office location at Strijp-T, a 5-minute walk from the Eindhoven
Strijp train station
Excellent coffee and rooftop BBQs
Information and application
If you are interested in working at Sorama in an exciting, dynamic, high-tech
environment, where you will contribute to creating the society of the future,
then apply through the button on this page and upload an extended curriculum
vitae including a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, a
portfolio with copies of diplomas with course grades and contact information
of two references.
For more information on the position, please contact
dr. Jin Jack Tan jin.jack.tanatsorama.eu or
dr. ir. Sander Stuijk, s.stuijkattue.nl, https:// www. es.ele.tue.nl/~sander