Multimedia Systems Department, Gdańsk University of Technology
Prof. Kostek becomes ASA Fellow
Prof. Bożena Kostek was recently elected Fellow of the Acoustical Society
of America. The citation for Prof. Kostek's Fellowship award reads as follows:
"For contributions to musical acoustics, artificial intelligence, and
education". The award was announced at the Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony
of the 179th Acoustical Society Meeting (Acoustics Virtually Everywhere) on
Wednesday December 9, 2020. The link to this information is available on the ASA website.
Silver Medal Award of the 149th AES Convention
In October 2020, students from Multimedia Systems Department took part in
the 149th Audio Engineering Society Convention, held in New York. During the
Convention, Damian Koszewski, the Ph.D. student from the Multimedia Systems
Department and the only Pole in the final, was awarded a silver medal in the
Student Recording Competition in category Audio: Modern Studio.
Awards at the NTAV 2020 conference
On October 15th 2020, the 18th International Symposium of Novelties in Audio
and Video Technology took place. During the conference, employees, PhD
candidates and students of the Multimedia Systems Departament presented 4
papers. The paper entitled Comparison of music genre recognition accuracy
with the use of artificial neural networks and varied types of the input data
prepared by the team composed of Maciej Blaszke, Damian Koszewski, and Bożena
Kostek, received the award of the Polish Acoustic Society for the best
conference paper. An honourable mention went to the paper entitled Automatic
generation of musical playlists, prepared by the team consisting of Kamila
Pietrusińska, Adam Kurowski, and Bożena Kostek.
Gold Medal Award of the 148th Virtual Vienna AES Convention
On June 2-5, 2020, students from Multimedia Systems Department took part in
the 148th, the 1st virtual, Convention of Audio Engineering Society held in
Vienna. During the Convention, Damian Koszewski, the Ph.D. student from the
Multimedia Systems Department, was awarded a gold medal in the Student
Recording Competition in category Audio: Modern Studio.
Dr Jan Cimbalnik joins the BME Lab
Dr. Jan Cimbalnik from the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) in
Brno, Czech Republic, will be joining our BME lab in Gdansk as one of the
laureates of prestigious ULAM program grants from the Polish National Agency
for Academic Exchange (NAWA).
Prof. Ian Corbett visits MSD
At the beginning of June 2019, Professor Ian Corbett, worldwide known audio
engineer (Audio Engineering & Music Technology), was invited by the Multimedia
Systems Department. During his visit, Prof. Corbett conducted several lectures
for students interested in audio and recording technology and he led a session
of Recording Critiques. During his lectures, students were able to learn about
the fundamentals of audio engineers’ work and got to know how to improve their
mixing and recording skills.
KSM Student elected for Student Delegate Assembly
A group of undergaduate and PhD students participated in the 146th Audio
Engineering Society Convention in Dublin. As part of the convention, a
vote was held for the position of vice-chair for Europe and International
Regions in which B.Sc. Kamila Pietrusinska was elected. Kamila will hold
office in the Student Delegate Assembly for the next two years (the first
year as a vice-chair, the second as a chair) representing the Department
of Multimedia Systems on conventions in Europe and the United States.
OSKA 2019 Prizes
The Polish Nationwide Student Conference of Acoustics that held the
OSKArec contest closed on 09.03.2019.
Two of our students were awarded in the contest: B.Eng. Kamila
Pietrusińska won second place in the Sound for Visual Media category and
M.Sc.Eng. Damian Koszewski won the 1st and 2nd place in categories Studio
Recording and Remix, respectively.
Brain and Mind Electrophysiology Laboratory
Brain and Mind Electrophysiology Laboratory is a new unit within Multimedia Systems Department.
Michał Kucewicz, Ph.D., is the head of the Laboratory. We invite you to visit the Laboratory web site:
Best Paper Award on SPA 2018 conference
22th IEEE Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, Arrangements and Applications (SPA)
international conference took place on 19-21 September 2018 r. in Poznań, Poland.
Six papers were presented during this conference by the Multimedia Systems Department staff.
The paper Suppression of distortions in signals received from Doppler sensor for vehicle speed measurement,
by Grzegorz Szwoch, received The Best Paper Award in the area of DSP Theory & Implementation.
Prof. Marianna Sankiewicz - In Memoriam
It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing away
of Prof. Marianna Sankiewicz, the co-founder of our Department.
Prof. Marianna Sankiewicz - In Memoriam
Primum Cooperatio prize for Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski
Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski, head of the Department of Multimedia Systems, GUT,
was awarded with Primum Cooperatio prize by the Pracodawcy Pomorza
(Pomeranian Employers) organization. The Primum Cooperatio (Cooperation First)
prize is awarded for promoting cooperation between representatives of
science and industry. The prize was handed by Polish Minister of Science
and Higher Education, Jarosław Gowin, during the Gala Evening on 26th January 2018.
Best paper award at the 9th International Conference IEEE MCSS 2017
Karolina Marciniuk, a PhD student from the Laboratory of Audio Acoustics,
Faculty of ETI (Gdansk Univ. of Technology) received the best paper award in
the category of Traffic Monitoring for presentation Traffic Noise Analysis
Applied to Automatic Vehicle Counting and Classification. Paper was
co-authored by Prof. Bożena Kostek and Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski. Conference
took place on November 16-17, 2017 in Cracow.
PTETiS Award for the best paper
On October 3rd, 2017, at the seminar of the Polish Society of Theoretical and
Applied Electronics, the best paper award of the Application of Computers in
Science and Technology 2016 seminar series was given to Piotr Hoffmann (Ph.D
student) and Professor Bożena Kostek from the Audio Acoustics Laboratory,
Faculty of Telecommunications, Electronics and Informatics of the Gdańsk
University of Technology for the paper entitled A sound signal correction
concept taking into consideration the frequency characteristics of the room
and the signal grade.
MICCAI conference award
The international conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Itervention
(MICCAI) was held on 10-14 September 2017 in Quebec City, Canada, in
conjunction with the Computer Assisted Robotic Endoscopy (CARE) Workshop. Our
conference paper at CARE 2017, Shape-based pose estimation of robotic
surgical instruments by Daniel Węsierski and Sebastian Cygert, received the2nd
Place Best Paper Award.
The Best Paper Award received in the IEEE SPA2017 Conference
An international conference Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures,
Arrangements, and Applications (SPA2017) took place in Poznan,
The paper entitled Comparison of selected electroencephalographic signal
classification methods, presented by Adam Kurowski and prepared by the team
of: Katarzyna Mrozik, Adam Kurowski, Bożena Kostek and Andrzej Czyżewski,
received The Best Paper Award.
Harman Scholar 2017
Karolina Marciniuk, a PhD student from the Multimedia Systems Department and
Laboratory of Audio Acoustics, was awarded the 2017 Audio Engineering Society
(AES) Educational Grant. She is also a recipient of a special honor, i.e.
Harman Scholar for 2017. The grant was founded by the Harman International
Awards at the Audio Engineering Society Convention
On May 20-23, 2017, students from Multimedia Systems Department took part in
the 142nd International Convention of Audio Engineering Society held in
Berlin. During the Convention, two students contests were organized:
Recording Competition and Student Design Competition. There were
two contest entries in both categories. In the first one, a group consisting
of Damian Koszewski, Mateusz Gnys and Dustin Hartka were awarded a bronze
medal in Sound for Visual Media category. In the Design contest, the
silver medal was awarded to the team of Adam Kurowski, Maciej Blaszke and
Szymon Zaporowski. In addition, student Dawid Weber got an award for the best
photo of the Convention.
IEEE Signal Processing diploma for Prof. Bożena Kostek
Prof. Bożena Kostek (Audio Acustics Laboratory) has received the Certificate of Appreciation
in recognition of her service as Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio,
Speech, and Language Processing (2013-2016).
Andrzej Kaczmarek (1948-2016)
It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Andrzej Kaczmarek,
a former member of our Department staff.
Andrzej Kaczmarek received his M. Sc. degree in Automatics and Computer Science from the Technical University of
Gdansk in 1972. He worked as a specialist of computer services up to 1975 in the ELWRO-Service (Wrocław). That year he
changed his work and returned to Gdansk. He acted as a designer and a constructor of computer devices in the Ship
Building Department at the Technical University of Gdansk. Then Andrzej Kaczmarek joined the staff of the Sound
Engineering Department in 1985.
His research interest was focused on computer analysis of musical sounds (especially pipe-organ sounds). He received
his Ph.D. degree in 1995 in this subject. His interests were also focused in applications of audio engineering to speech
recognition (speaker recognition), analysis of pathological speech and sound restoration. He used in his research machine
intelligence algorithms such as neural networks, fuzzy logic and rough sets. Andrzej Kaczmarek has published a large number
scientific papers in journals and at conferences. He participated in a number of scientific projects. He is a co-author
of youarchive.net and many algotirhms and programs developed within PRESTOSPACE, INDECT, SYNAT and MODALITY projects. He
was also a teacher in numerous classes, many of which were designed by himself.
The memory of Him will always remain in our hearts.
First prize at the NTAV2016 Symposium
The 16th International Symposium on Innovations in Audio and Video
Technology took place in Rzeszow, October 13 to 15, 2016. The paper presented
by Adam Kurowski and co-authored by Karolina Marciniuk, Adam Kurowski and
Bożena Kostek, entitled: Analysis of soundscape recordings in close proximity
to the road in changeable weather conditions was awarded the first prize for
the presentation of the paper by the young researcher by the Presidium Board
of the Polish Section of the Audio Engineering Society.
MISSI 2016 Best Paper Award
Prof. Bożena Kostek, Adam Kurowski and Karolina Marciniuk received a Best paper award for the paper entitled:
Separability Assessment of Selected Types of Vehicle-Associated Noise during MISSI 2016, the 10th edition of International Conference on Multimedia &
Network Information Systems conference which took place in Wrocław, 14-16 September 2016.
Main prize for "CyberEye"
The jury of the contest "Innovations to improve the quality of life and health of people with disabilities," recognized the "CyberEye" system as the most innovative among of the submitted
proposals. Many candidates, both companies and individuals, competed for the title of the most innovative solutions that helps enhance the quality of daily life for people with disabilities. All
solutions stand out unconventional and creative approach to the subject of improving the functioning of people with different kinds of disabilities. On behalf of the creators of the "CyberEye" , prof.
Andrzej Czyzewski received the award during the conference "Assessing and supporting the psychomotor development of a child" that took place on 16 May 2016.
Prize of 138th AES convention
The 138th Audio Engineering Society Convention took place in Warsaw, May 7 to
10, 2015. The Convention hosted 1500 participants from Poland and around the
world. One of the events organized for students was the Student Design
Competition which attracted many interesting projects. Piotr Hoffmann, a Ph.D.
student from the Multimedia Systems Department, presented a project devoted to
automatic control system of virtual bass synthesis audio modification
depending on music genre, the so-called Smart Virtual Bass Algorithm. The
project has been awarded a prize: it received an honourable mention.
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