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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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  • 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 2013 2018


A Comparison between Horizontal and Vertical Interchannel Decorrelation

Gribben, C. & Lee, H. 22 Nov 2017 In : Applied Sciences. 7, 11, 21 p., 1202

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Frequency bands
Comb filters
Time delay

Alternative Weighting Filters for Multi-Track Program Loudness Measurement

Fenton, S. & Lee, H. 8 Oct 2017 Audio Engineering Society Convention 143. Audio Engineering Society, 10 p. 9818

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


An Interactive and Intelligent Tool for Microphone Array Design

Lee, H., Johnson, D. & Mironovs, M. 8 Oct 2017 Audio Engineering Society Convention 143. Audio Engineering Society

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

Application programs
Graphical user interfaces

Just noticeable difference in apparent source width depending on the direction of a single reflection

Johnson, D. & Lee, H. 11 May 2017 142nd Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2017. Audio Engineering Society, 10 p. 9757

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

Delay Time
Time delay
time lag

Activities 2014 2018

Psychoacoustics-Based 3D Microphone Array Design

Lee, H. (Speaker)
26 May 2018

Activity: Invited talk


New York University

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

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

144th Audio Engineering Society International Pro Audio Convention

Lee, H. (Chair)
25 May 2018

Activity: Organising a conference, workshop, ...