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Jakob Abeßer

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Currently

Currently

Senior Scientist (Fraunhofer IDMT) & Co-Investigator of the DFG-funded project Informed Sound Activity Detection in Music and Audio Recordings (ISAD 2) in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Meinard Müller from the International Audio Laboratories in Erlangen

Postdoctoral Researcher (International Audio Laboratories Erlangen)

Scientific Activity

Memberships

  • German Acoustical Society (DEGA)
  • International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR)

Awards / Honurs

  • 2005: ERASMUS scholarship
  • 2010: DAAD Scholarship - “Kurzzeitstipendium für Doktoranden”
  • 2019: Best Paper Award @ 14th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR): “Towards Deep Learning Strategies for Transcribing Electroacoustic Music” (Matthias Nowakowski, Christof Weiß and Jakob Abeßer)
  • 2021: Best Paper Award @ 15th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) “Deep Learning-Based Music Instrument Recognition: Exploring Learned Feature Representations” (Michael Taenzer, Stylianos I. Mimilakis and Jakob Abeßer)

Education

2002 - 2008 Technical University, Ilmenau Dipl.-Ing.

2008 - 2014 Technical University, Ilmenau Dr.-Ing.

Occupation

Since 04/2021 Senior Scientist, Fraunhofer IDMT

01/2018 – 07/2021 Principal Investigator, Fraunhofer IDMT

  • Co-Investigator of the DFG-funded project Informed Sound Activity Detection in Music Recordings (ISAD) (Project website) in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Meinard Müller from the International Audio Laboratories in Erlangen
  • Student supervision
  • Teaching activities
  • Project aquisition & management
  • Research

2014-2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Fraunhofer IDMT

  • Project acquisition & management
  • Research & Scientific Publications
  • Teaching & Student Supervision

2012-2017 Research Assistant, Jazzomat Research Project (Project website), Franz Liszt School of Music in Weimar, Germany

  • Developing methods for the computer-aided analysis of jazz improvisations

2010 Guest Researcher, Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

  • Computational performance analysis of music ensembles (jazz, funk, rock, etc.)

2008-2014 Research Assistant, Fraunhofer IDMT

  • Software Development
  • Student supervision
  • Project acquisition & work
  • Research & Scientific Publications

2005 Exchange Student, Université Paul Verlain, Metz, France

  • Computer science studies

Patents

  • Input interface for generating control signals by acoustic gestures (US9117429B2)
  • Device, Method and Computer Program for Acoustic Monitoring of a Monitoring Area (US20210043193A1)

Acquired Projects

  • Informed Sound Activity Detection in Music Recordings (ISAD) (2018-2020, DFG individual research grant, joint project with Prof. Meinard Müller, International Audio Laboratories / FAU Erlangen)