Robert Baumgartner

Psychoacoustics and Experimental Audiology
Research Scientist and Deputy Group Leader

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Scientific IDs

ResearcherID: N-4858-2015 (
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Current Research

Robert Baumgartner investigates mechanisms of spatial hearing based on psychoacoustic and electroencephalographic methods in combination with computational modeling. His research is currently focused on the processing of spectral cues induced by the acoustic filtering of incoming sounds by the pinnae, head, and body. In order to gain insight into the auditory processing of spectral cues and to obtain reliable estimates of externalization, in his current research project (SpExCue), subjective psychoacoustic estimates are related to objective behavioral (reaction time) and physiological (auditory-evoked potentials) measures. The derived objective measures can then be used to extend and improve computational models of sound localization. See SpExCue project website for more information.

For a list of his publications see the ARI publications page.


  • 2017: Psychoacoustics and Electroacoustics (SLPA 6224, for AuD students) at Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • 2017/18: Laboratory Acoustics (PR) at University of Vienna

    Academic Background

    • 2010: BSc in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering at the University of Technology Graz (TUG) and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG)
    • 2011: ERASMUS Semester at the Helmut-Schmidt University Hamburg
    • 2012: MSc (distinction) in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering with focus on acoustics and recording technology at TUG and KUG
    • 2013: Student Award of the German Acoustics Association (DEGA) for his master thesis, conducted at the ARI
    • 2015: PhD (distinction) in Sound and Music Computing at KUG, conducted at the ARI
    • 2015: Award of Excellence from the Austrian ministry (BMWFW) for his dissertation
    • 2016: Erwin-Schrödinger-Fellowship of the Austrian Science Funds (FWF) to work on his project SpExCue and learn the EEG methodology at the Boston University
    • 2017: European Acoustics Association (EAA) Grant for Young Researchers

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