Assistant Prof. Hendrik Purwins, Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Math.

Before joining the Audio Analysis Lab and the Sound and Music Computing group at AAU in Copenhagen in August 2013, I have been researcher at Neurotechnology Group Berlin Institute of Technology/Berlin Brain Computer Interface where i work on the discovery of neural correlates of music and 3D vision. Before I was lecturer at the Music Technology Group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. I have also been head of research and development at PMC Technologies. I have been visiting researcher at Perception and Sound Design Team, IRCAM, CCRMA, Stanford, Auditory Lab, McGill, and visiting professor at UPF. I have obtained my PhD "Profiles of Pitch Classes" at the Neural Information Processing Group at Berlin University of Technology, receiving a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (by then only awarded to the 0.5 % best students in Germany). Before that I studied mathematics at Bonn and Muenster University, completing a diploma in pure mathematics (all grades 'A'). Starting with playing the violin at age of 7, I have played several string quartet and orchestra concerts during my mandatory military service with the professional German head quarters chamber orchestra. I have (co-)authored 70 scientific papers. I am first author of three articles with a JCR impact factor of 9. I am responsible for the admission of research grants worth more than 800 000 Euros.


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