Professor of Sound in VR

Aalto University

Sebastian J. Schlecht is Professor of Practice for Sound in Virtual Reality at the Aalto University, Finland. This position is shared between the Aalto Media Lab and the Aalto Acoustics Lab. His research interests include spatial audio processing with an emphasis on artificial reverberation, synthesis, reproduction, and 6-degrees-of-freedom virtual and mixed reality applications. In particular, his research efforts have been directed towards the intersection of mathematical filter design, efficient algorithms, perceptual aspects, and sound design. Current open and ongoing student projects can be found here.

Interests

  • Virtual Room Acoustics
  • Physical Modeling
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Psychoacoustics

Education

  • PhD in Acoustic Signal Processing, 2017

    University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • M.Sc. in Digital Music Processing, 2011

    Queen Mary, University of London, UK

  • M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, 2010

    University of Trier, Germany