Portrait of Hannes Gamper

Hannes Gamper

Principal Researcher


I am a researcher in the Audio and Acoustics Research Group at Microsoft Research.

I mainly work on projects related to spatial sound, including the sound rendering engine in Microsoft’s mixed reality device, the HoloLens.

My research interests include: Audio augmented reality and mobile computing, Analysis and synthesis of spatial sound, Acoustical tracking, Acoustic perception and psychoacoustics.

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PhD in Media Technology, 2014, Department of Media Technology, School of Science, Aalto University, Finland. Thesis, “Enabling technologies for audio augmented reality systems.”
Diploma Engineer in Electrical Engineering / Sound Engineering, 2010, University of Technology and University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria. Thesis, “Audio augmented reality in telecommunication.”

Research and Employment History

Researcher, Microsoft Research Labs, Redmond, US, 2014-present.
Research Assistant, Virtual Acoustics Group, Aalto University, Finland, 2009-2013.
Visiting Scholar, Human Interface Technology Laboratory, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2012.
Research Intern, Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland, 2008.