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Professor Jacob Benesty honoured in Denmark

May 24, 2023 | Alexandra Madoyan Trautmann

Update : May 24, 2023

Telecommunications researcher receives honorary doctorate from Aalborg University

From left to right : Per Michael Johansen, rector of the University of Aalborg; Jahan Ramazani; Saras Sarasvathy; Pedro Rodriguez; Jacob Benesty; Alison Kitson. 

In April 2023, Professor Jacob Benesty was awarded an honorary doctorate by Aalborg University at an annual ceremony hosted by the Danish institution.

Professor Jacob Benesty

“It’s an honour to receive this recognition from Aalborg University. My collaboration with their research teams has been one of the highlights of my career.”

Jacob Benesty

The honorary doctorate recognizes Professor Benesty’s major contribution to the field of telecommunications—the algorithms he developed are now used in a variety of common electronics.

“The quality of Jacob Benesty’s work in the telecommunications field is impressive. We’re proud to have Professor Benesty on our faculty and pleased to see his work recognized beyond the Centre and the INRS.”

François Légaré, Professor and Director of the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre

Close collaboration on research

Jacob Benesty has been a professor at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre since 2003. In 2013, he was invited to Aalborg University as a visiting professor. For six months, he collaborated with the Audio Analysis Lab, a research group at the Technical Faculty of IT and Design. During this period, he jointly published books and scientific articles with professors from the Danish university.

As an expert in multimedia communication technology, some of the Professor’s most significant contributions include improving voice transmissions on smart devices, speakers, and cell phones. His work has had a direct impact on noise reduction for hearing aids. He has also conducted research on the sound experience at various venues, such as concert halls, stores, and hospitals.

With numerous theoretical and practical publications, Professor Benesty is a leading authority in his field, particularly due to his prominent influence in digital signal processing, human-machine interfaces, and telecommunications.

Jacob Benesty holds a master’s degree in automatic and signal processing and a PhD in signal processing, both from the Université Paris-Saclay in France.