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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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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Surrey

1 Oct 20021 Feb 2006

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 2016

Perceptual Rendering of Vertical Image Width for 3D Multichannel Audio

Lee, H.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Research Output 1998 2019

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

Capturing 360° Audio using an Equal Segment Microphone Array (ESMA)

Lee, H., 13 Jan 2019, In : AES: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. 67, 1/2, p. 13-26 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Acoustic fields
Stereophonic recordings

An Investigation into Spatial Attributes of 360° Microphone Techniques for Virtual Reality

Millns, C. & Lee, H., 14 May 2018, Proceedings of 144th AES International Convention. Audio Engineering Society, Convention Paper 10005

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

Open Access
virtual reality

Development of a Real-time Punch Meter Plugin

Parker, A., Fenton, S. & Lee, H., Sep 2018, Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Intelligent Music Production. University of Huddersfield

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

Open Access

Feature Extraction of Binaural Recordings for Acoustic Scene Classification

Zieliński, S. & Lee, H., 1 Jul 2018, (Accepted/In press) IEEE Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2018. IEEE

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

Open Access
artificial intelligence

Activities 2014 2018

Introduction to Research at the APL

Hyunkook Lee (Speaker)
3 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Psychoacoustics of 3D Sound Recording: Research and Practice

Hyunkook Lee (Speaker)
23 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Psychoacoustics-Based 3D Microphone Array Design

Hyunkook Lee (Speaker)
26 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


4th Workshop on Intelligent Music Production

Hyunkook Lee (Chair)
14 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Applied Sciences (Switzerland) (Journal)

Hyunkook Lee (Editor)
19 May 201828 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work