Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Heinz


PhD, Doctor of Engineering

TU Ilmenau University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Institute for Media Technology

„Ein physiologisch gehörgerechtes Verfahren zur automatisierten Melodietranskription“

Graduate physicist

TU Dortmund University, Faculty of Physics

RUB Bochum University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

„Computer-aided simulation of time-variant sound sources“

Professional Experience

2012-2020, Brüel & Kjaer, Naerum, Denmark

Senior R&D Engineer

„NVH Simulation“

2005-2012, NoviSim Ltd., Hitchin, UK

Director & Software Developer

„NVH Driving Simulator“

2005-2012, Triton Audio Solutions, Arnstadt, Germany

Director & Software Developer

„Development of Specialized Acoustics Software“

2001-2005, Fraunhofer IDMT, Ilmenau, Germany

Scientific Staff Member

„Semantic Music Technologies“

1999-2001, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany

Acoustics Research Department, Project Manager

„Vibro-Acoustic Driving Simulator“

1996-1999, STN ATLAS Elektronik GmbH, Bremen, Germany

Software Engineer Acoustics

„Civil and Military Ground Vehicle Simulation“

Representative List of Publications

Evaluation of e-mobility soundscapes using an interactive simulator.

Thorsten Heinz

AES 48th Conference on Automotive Audio, Workshop 2: Engine Sound Enhancement: September 2012: Schloss Hohenkammer, Germany

Interactive auralisation and evaluation of NVH data.

Thorsten Heinz, Roger Williams

4th Sound design forum:  September 2011: Berlin, Germany

How Advances in On-Road NVH Simulator Technology Have Enabled Firm Targets and Clear Strategy for Delivery at the Concept Phase.

David Quinn, Paul Speed-Andrews, Mark Allman-Ward, Thorsten Heinz

SAE 2009 Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition: May 2009, St. Charles, Illinois, USA

Using a Physiological Ear Model For Automatic Melody Transcription and Sound Source Recognition. 

Thorsten Heinz, Andreas Brückmann

AES 114th Convention, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: 2003

The Interactive Simulator as a Practical Engineer Tool.

Mark Allman-Ward, Joe Venor, Roger Williams, Martin Cockrill, Hartwig Distler, Alun Crewe, Thorsten Heinz

SAE 2003 Noise & Vibration Conference and Exhibition

Simulator Sound Objects – A Proposal for an Open standard on Sound Components for Driving Simulators.

Alun Crewe, Hartwig Distler, Thorsten Heinz

SAE 2003 Noise & Vibration Conference and Exhibition