Content, progress and pedagogy of the
- Must have knowledge about the field of signal processing and
how and when to apply this on real-world signals.
- Must have knowledge about the nature of real-world signals
impaired by noise, such as additive noise, convolutional noise, and
- Must have knowledge about stochastic signals, how they can be
modelled mathematically, as well as the possibilities provided and
the constraints imposed by such models.
- Must understand the scientific communication processes related
to conference presentations and related to publishing in
peer-reviewed scientific journals.
- Must know how to organize a scientific
- Must be able to apply fundamental methods for one or more of 1)
signal detection in order to extract information from a signal, 2)
optimization problems related to signal processing or signal
analysis, 3) selecting and using the correct transducers and
equipment based on their properties and limitations.
- Must be able to perform either 1) a parametric spectral
analysis in order to derive the spectral content of a stochastic
signal, and compare and evaluate the result against non-parametric
methods, e.g., based on Fourier analysis, or 2) carry out
calibrated capturing and playback of acoustical signals, either by
a computer or by dedicated electronic equipment.
- Must be able to identify which problem-specific parameters are
of importance and which are not, e.g. positioning of transducers,
surroundings, sensitivity to noise etc.
- Must be able to test to which extent the given set-up follows
the set of requirements as defined by the project.
- Must be able to identify and select between deterministic and
stochastic methods to the project-specific problem(s).
- Must be able to identify and describe the project relevant
challenges with respect to the given application and signal
- Can explain the process of and criteria for peer reviewed
- Can write a paper for a scientific conference/journal.
- Can prepare and give an oral and poster presentation for a
- Must be able to read and understand selected scientific
literature and then apply the theories, methods, and/or tools in
order to solve a problem.
- Must be able to decide which basic theories and practical
methods to apply to real-world signals.
- Must be able to present the problem, the suggested solution(s),
experiments and simulation results, as well as the overall
conclusion in terms of a scientific paper and a poster.
- Must be able to present orally the main contribution and
conclusion of the work in terms of a 15 minutes conference
- Are able to judge and prioritize the validity of various
sources of scientific information.
- Can apply internationally recognized principles for
acknowledging and citing work of others properly.
- Can formulate and explain scientific hypotheses and results
achieved through scientific work.
- Are able to analyze results and draw conclusions on a
Type of instruction
Students are organized in groups of up to six members working
according to the POPBL concept at Aalborg University. Each group
will be supervised by at least one staff member doing research
within the main topic(s) addressed in the project. On this Semester
the project has to be documented in the following forms (all in
- A scientific article
- An oral presentation
- A poster
- Edited worksheets, providing all relevant project
For further information see the introduction to Chapter