PDEng student on Virtual Position Noise Measurement (VIPNOM)

PDEng student on Virtual Position Noise Measurement (VIPNOM)

Published Deadline Location
11 Oct today Eindhoven
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.

Job description

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/?page_id=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 report.

We are looking for two PDEng candidates who will strengthen the Sorama team.
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.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


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 competences,
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Affinity with technological products and solutions and working in a high tech environment
  • Live in/near Eindhoven or willing to relocate.

Conditions of employment

Sorama offers a full-time, fixed-term, 2-year contract at Sorama, including:
  • Competitive salary
  • 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

Additional information

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.tan[at]sorama.eu or 
dr. ir. Sander Stuijk, s.stuijk[at]tue.nl, http://www.es.ele.tue.nl/~sander


  • Education; Technical and laboratory
  • Health
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V36.5254


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Make sure to apply no later than 28 Nov 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).