Staff

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alfred Mertins

  • Address (Lübeck)
    Gebäude 64
    Ratzeburger Allee 160
    D-23562 Lübeck

Profile

Short Biography

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alfred Mertins leads the DFKI research group AI in Biomedical Signal Processing since January 2021 and is Full Professor at the University of Lübeck and Director of the Institute for Signal Processing. Sine 2017 he leads the Master’s study program of Auditory Technology. Prof. Mertins received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Paderborn, Germany, in 1984, the Dr.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering and the Dr.-Ing. habil. degree in Telecommunications from the Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, in 1991 and 1994, respectively. From 1986 to 1991 he was with the Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, from 1991 to 1995 with the Microelectronics Applications Center Hamburg, Germany, from 1996 to 1997 with the University of Kiel, Germany, from 1997 to 1998 with the University of Western Australia, and from 1998 to 2003 with the University of Wollongong, Australia. From April 2003 to October 2006, he was with the University of Oldenburg, Germany. In November 2006 he joined the University of Lübeck, Germany, as a Professor of Computer Science and director of the Institute for Signal Processing. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. His research interests include biomedical signal and image processing, speech and audio processing, medical imaging, and machine learning.

Work History

since 2021 Leader of the DFKI research group AI in Biomedical Signal Processing,  Lübeck
since 2006 Professor and Director of the Institute for Signal Processing, University of Lübeck
2003–2006 Professor of Speech Processing and Acoustic Communication, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany
1998–2003 Senior Lecturer (1998-2002) and Associate Professor (2002/03), School of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia
1997–1998 Senior Research Fellow, Visual Communications Research Group, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
1996–1997 Temporary Chair of Telecommunications (Lehrstuhlvertretung), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
1991–1996 Senior research scientist at the Microelectronics Applications Center Hamburg in cooperation with the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany
1986–1990 PhD student at the Telecommunications Research Group, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany

Academic Degrees

1994 Habilitation (Doctoral degree as Dr.-Ing. habil.), received from the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany
1991 Doctoral degree as Dr.-Ing., received from the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany
1984 Electrical Engineer (Diplomingenieur), University of Paderborn

Memberships

1996 Member IEEE
2003 Senior Member IEEE

Offices

2006 Director of the Institute for Signal Processing, University of Lübeck
2007–2011 Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters
2017 Program Leader of the Master’s study program Auditory Technology at the University of Lübeck

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz