Torsten Dau was born in Hannover, Germany. He received his diploma degree in Physics at the University of Göttingen (Germany) in 1992, and his Dr. rer. nat. degree in Physics at the University of Oldenburg (Germany) in 1996. From 1997-2002, Dr. Dau was an Assistant Professor (C1) at the Physics Department in Oldenburg. From 1999-2000, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Boston University and the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. In 2003, he received his habilitation degree (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Applied Physics at the University of Oldenburg. Since 2003, he has been a Professor for Acoustics and Audiology, as well as the head of two centres, the Centre for Applied Hearing Research (CAHR) and the Centre of Excellence for Hearing and Speech Sciences (CHeSS), and the head of the Hearing Systems Group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His main research interests are in the fields of auditory signal processing and perception, technical and clinical audiology, auditory neuroscience, neural modelling, and technical applications of auditory models in hearing technology. Dr. Dau has published numerous journal articles and conference papers, edited ten books, and organized various international conferences. He is fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and has been an Associate Editor for several international journals. 

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