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Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel
Institute for Circuit and System Theory
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Ulrich Heute

 

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Ulrich Heute


Institute for Circuit and System Theory
Faculty of Engineering
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

Kaiserstrasse 2
D-24143 Kiel
Germany

Room: D-017
Phone: +49-431-880-6130
E-mail: uh@tf.uni-kiel.de


Position
  • Head of the Institute for Circuit and System Theory (LNS), Faculty of Engineering (tf), Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel from 10 / 93 until 02 / 2010.
  • Active member of the new group "Digitale Signal-Verarbeitung & Systemtheorie" in EIT/TF, after official retirement in March 2010, with third party funded projects.

History
  • Professor / head of DSP Group (,AGDSV") in EE Department / RUB / Bochum from 10 / 87 until 09 / 93
  • Senior Engineer / Head of Speech Processing Group at Inst. for Telecommunications (LNT) / TF / Univ. Erlangen from 01 / 83 until 09 / 87
  • Habilitation on "DFT / FFT Error Analysis" in 1982
  • Teaching Assistent and Senior Engineer at LNT / TF / Univ. Erlangen from 11 / 70 until 12 / 82
  • Dissertation on "Realization Aspects of Nonrecursive Digital Filters" with Prof. H. W. Schuessler in 11 / 75
  • Student of EE / "Theory of Telecommunications" at Univ. Stuttgart from 11 / 65 until 10 / 70
  • Thesis works with Profs. Kohn (68), Lotze / Kuehn (69), Bader / Lueder (70)
  • Army Service from 04 / 64 until 09 / 65
  • School at Hannover and Stuttgart from 1951 until 1964
  • Born at Magdeburg in 1944

Activities
  • Work:
    • Digital Filters - from Theory via Design to Implementations
    • Spectral Analysis - Parametric and Non-parametric via Filter Banks
    • Speech Processing - Analysis, Modelling, Coding, Noise Reduction, Quality Measurement
    • Bio Medicine Signal Processing - ECG, EEG, MEG
    • General DSP - Audio, Radar, Sonar, Animal Sounds etc.
  • Load:
    • Head of Exam' Office / EE / RUB / Bochum from 1990 until 1992
    • Head of Exam Office / TF / CAU / Kiel from 1994 until 1998
    • "Dekan"(Dean) of TF / CAU / Kiel from 1998 until 2000
    • "Prodekan" of TF / CAU / Kiel from 1996 until 1998 and from 2000 until 2002
    • AdCom Member of EURASIP (European Association for Signal Processing) from 1984 until 2000
    • Secretary-Treasurer of EURASIP from 09 / 88 until 09 / 94
    • President of EURASIP from 09 / 94 until 09 /98
    • Advisory-Commitee Member of EURASIP since 2000
    • Member of Organizing Committee for EUSIPCO ` 83 at Erlangen
    • Chairman of 1-st EURASIP Workshop on Medium-Rate Speech Coding, Hersbruck, 1985
    • Organizer of ITG Workshop on DSP Algorithms, Hersbruck, 1987
    • Chairman of EURASIP Workshop on Speech & Channel Coding, Hersbruck, 1989
    • Co-Organizer of EURASIP / ITG / DEGA Workshop on Speech-Quality Assessment, Bochum, 1994
    • Co-Organizer of EURASIP / ITG Workshop on Speech, Audio, and Image Quality, Darmstadt, 1996
    • Co-Organizer of DAGA '97, Kiel, 1997
    • Member of ITG Speech-Processing Committee
    • Organizer of ITG-Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation '06, Kiel 2006
  • Anger:
    • Burocracy
    • Possessive Thinking
  • Fun:
    • Work with Students
    • International Cooperation!
    • Friends!!
    • Family with 2 Children!!!
  • Hobbies:
    • No Time Left!

Selected Publications
  • Hardware Considerations for Digital FIR Filters Especially with Regard to Linear Phase.
    Sel. Papers Dig.Sig.Proc., IEEE Press, New York 1976, pp. 536-540.
  • FFT Processor for Real-Time Applications within the Audio-Frequency Range.
    Frequenz, vol. 33 (1979), pp. 310-316.
  • A Short-Time Spectrum Analyser with Polyphase Network and DFT (with P. Vary).
    Signal Processing, vol. 3 (1980), pp. 55-65 (part I) and vol. 4 (1981), pp.307-319 (part II).
  • Results of a Deterministic Analysis of FFT Coefficient Errors.
    Signal Processing, vol. 4 (1981), pp. 321-331.
  • Improving A/D Conversion by digital Signal Processing - Novel Solutions for Known Problems, and New Problems.
    Frequenz, vol. 42 (1988), pp. 93-101.
  • Medium-Rate Speech Coding - Trial of a Review.
    Speech. Comm., vol 7 (1988), pp. 125-149.
  • Subband DFT (with S.Mitra, O. Shentov, A.N. Hossen).
    Signal Processing, vol. 41 (1995), pp. 261-277 (part I) and vol. 41 (1995), pp. 279-294 (part II).
  • Structural Subband Decomposition of Sequences and its Applications in Signal Processing (with S. Mitra).
    IEE Proc. Vis. Image Process., vol.146 (1999), pp. 109-123.
  • Spectral-Substraction Speech Enhancement in Multirate System with and without Non-uniform and Adaptive Bandwidths (with T. Gülzow and T. Ludwig).
    Signal Processing, vol. 83 (2003), pp. 1613-1631.
  • Parametric Modelling of Decomposed Subbands: Resolution Improvement and Applications for Narrow-Band Signals (with A. N. Hossen).
    Signal Processing Vol. 84 (2004), pp. 2195-2206.
  • DSP Approaches towards Instrumental Measurement of Communication-System Quality.
    Proceed. ICCCP'07, Muscat, Oman, 2007.
  • Aspects of Speech-Quality Assessment (with H. W. Gierlich, S. Möller).
    Proc. ITG Conf. Speech Communication, Aachen, 2008.
  • A New Approach for Parameterizing the ECG for Sleep-Stage Classification (with H. Özer).
    Proc. IFMBE 25 / IV, pp. 1044-1047, München, 2009.

Books and Bookchapters
  • Digitale Sprachsignalverarbeitung (in German),
    with P. Vary, W. Hess. Teubner, Stuttgart, 1998.
  • Speech and Audio Coding - Aiming at High Quality and Low Data Rates,
    in: J. Blauert (Ed.): Communication Acoustics, pp. 339-366, Springer, Berlin, New York, 2005.
  • Noise Reduction,
    in: E. Hänsler, G. Schmidt (Eds.):Topics in Acoustic Echo and Noise Control, pp. 325-384, Springer, Berlin, New York, 2006
  • A New Testbed for Semi-Automatic Usability Evaluation and Optimization of Spoken-Dialogue Systems ,
    in: Hempel, T. (Ed.):Usability of Speech Dialog Systems, pp. 81-103, Springer, Berlin, 2008.
  • Telephone-Speech Quality,
    in: E. Hänsler, G. Schmidt (Eds.): Topics in Speech and Audio Signal Processing in Adverse Environments, pp. -, Springer, Berlin, New York, 2008.
  • Speech-Transmission Quality: Aspects and Assessment of Wideband vs. Narrowband Signals,
    in: R. Martin, U. Heute, C. Antweiler (Eds.): Advances in Digital Speech Transmission, pp. -, Wiley, New York, 2008.
  • Speech-Transmission Quality: Aspects and Assessment of Wideband vs. Narrowband Signals,
    in: R. Martin, U. Heute, C. Antweiler (Eds.): Advances in Digital Speech Transmission, pp. -, Wiley, New York, 2008.
  • Efficient Speech Coding and Transmission over Noisy Channels
    in: Havelock, D., Kuwano, S., Vorländer, M. (Eds.): Handbook of Signal Processing in Acoustics, pp. 853-882, Springer, New York 2009.