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Dr Hyunkook Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Music Technology and Production and the leader of the Applied Psychoacoustics Lab (APL) at the University of Huddersfield. He joined Huddersfield in 2010 and developed research in the area of 3D audio psychoacoustics as well as undergraduate modules such as Acoustics and Concert hall recording technique. In 2014 he has established the APL, a research group studying the mechanism of human auditory perception and developing new audio algorithms for practical applications. He has undertaken a number of consultancy works for companies such as Samsung Electronics, Volvo Car and L-ISA. Hyunkook is also an experienced recording and mixing engineer specialising in acoustic music.

Before joining Huddersfield, Dr Lee was a Senior Research Engineer at LG Electronics in South Korea, where he led a project to develop audio post-processing algorithms for LG mobile phones. He has also participated in MPEG audio codec standardisation activities, contributing to the developments of codecs such as SAOC and USAC.

Hyunkook graduated from the music and sound recording (Tonmeister) course at the University of Surrey in 2002. During the course he spent a placement year as an assistant engineer at Metropolis studios in London. He gained his PhD from the same university in 2006. His PhD research was concerned with the subjective effects and objective measurements of interchannel crosstalk in multichannel microphone techniques. 

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External positions

External examiner, Southampton Solent University

1 Sep 2018 → …


  • psychoacoustics
  • spatial audio
  • virtual reality
  • sound recording
  • music technology
  • 3D audio

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Projects 2014 2020

VASAR- Volumetric Audio Synthesis for AR

Llewellyn, G. & Lee, H.


Project: ResearchUK Government

Perceptual Rendering of Vertical Image Width for 3D Multichannel Audio

Lee, H.


Project: ResearchResearch Council - AHRC

Research Output 1998 2019

A New SOFA Object Collection for Max

Johnson, D. & Lee, H., 17 Mar 2019, 2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio. Tew, T. & Williams, D. (eds.). Audio Engineering Society, 104

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A Perceptual Model of Punch Based on Weighted Transient Loudness

Fenton, S. & Lee, H., 9 Jun 2019, In : AES: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. 67, 6, p. 429-439 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Regression analysis
Acoustic waves

Automatic Spatial Audio Scene Classification in Binaural Recordings of Music

Zieliński, S. & Lee, H., 1 May 2019, In : Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 9, 9, 22 p., 1724.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Impulse response

Binaural Rendering of Phantom Image Elevation Using VHAP

Lee, H., Mironovs, M. & Johnson, D., 10 Mar 2019, 146th AES Convention: Excite Your Ears. Loughran, R. & Angus-Whiteoak, J. (eds.). Audio Engineering Society, 498

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Virtual reality

Binaural Rendering of Virtual Elevation using the VHAP Plugin

Lee, H., Mironovs, M. & Johnson, D., 11 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

Virtual reality

Activities 2014 2018

New York University

Hyunkook Lee (Visiting researcher), Connor Millns (Visiting researcher), Maksims Mironovs (Visiting researcher)
2 May 20186 May 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Applied Sciences (Switzerland) (Journal)

Hyunkook Lee (Editor)
19 May 201828 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

146th Audio Engineering Society International Convention (Event)

Hyunkook Lee (Programme Committee Member)
5 Nov 201823 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Introduction to 3D Audio Research at the Applied Psychoacoustics Lab (APL)

Hyunkook Lee (Speaker)
4 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Horizontally Spaced, Vertically Coincident 3D Mic Array Design

Hyunkook Lee (Speaker)
24 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

E&T Magazine

Hyunkook Lee


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research