AES 126th Convention Names Student Paper Award Winner

Munich, Germany (April 28, 2009)--After reviewing 40 nominated manuscripts, the AES 126th Convention Student Paper Awards Coordinator Rob Maher and Papers Co-chairs Geoff Martin and Günther Theile have announced the winning submission.
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126th AES Convention Student
Paper Award Winner Marko HiipakkaMunich, Germany (April 28, 2009)--After reviewing 40 nominated manuscripts, the AES 126th Convention Student Paper Awards Coordinator Rob Maher and Papers Co-chairs Geoff Martin and Günther Theile have announced the winning submission. The Award will be presented to student author Marko Hiipakka for his insightful work: Modeling of External Ear Acoustics for Insert Headphone Usage. Mr. Hiipakka’s co-authors were Miikka Tikander, and Matti Karjalainen of the Helsinki University of Technology.

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”There is strong competition for the Student Paper Award, and AES Papers submission standards are rigorous,” Rob Maher remarked. “It was clear to the committee that Mr. Hiipakka’s study was meticulously researched and authoritatively written. We will follow his future work with keen interest, and we compliment each of the finalists on their extraordinary papers. Mr. Hiipakka will receive his award following the presentation of his paper on Friday, May 8. The paper will be reviewed for publication in the Journal of The Audio Engineering Society later this year.”

Mr. Hiipakka was born in Finland in 1973, and graduated as M.Sc. (Eng.) from Helsinki University of Technology in 2008 with a major in acoustics and audio signal processing. He joined the Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing in May of last year and was named a researcher in January, 2009. Working with physical simulators and computational modeling as his essential tools, his current research and postgraduate studies focus on the acoustics of the outer ear, headphones, and directional hearing. Mr. Hiipakka has a passion for singing in (and conducting) choirs, and performing in quartets and a rock band.

Student Paper Award Nominees are required to meet the following qualifications: paper accepted for presentation at the Convention; author was a student member when the work was conducted and the manuscript prepared; the student author’s affiliation listed in manuscript is an accredited educational institution; and the student will deliver the lecture or poster presentation at The Convention.

The AES Student Paper Award competition is open twice a year. The next competition will be held in conjunction with the AES convention in New York in October.

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