Robin Scheibler


Audiovisual Communications Laboratory (LCAV ) 
School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) 
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Office: BC 341
Phone: +41 (0)21 693 1278
Fax: +41 (0)21 693 4312
Email: robin.scheibler [at] – [public key]
Address: EPFL – I&C – LCAV
BC 341 (Building BC)
Station 14
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland


Short Bio

I Received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Communications Systems from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2009. My last year of Bachelor studies was spent as an exchange student at the Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm.

My Master studies were interrupted for a year in 2007 to do an internship at the System IP core laboratory of NEC Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan. There, I investigated adaptive channel equalization algorithms for WCDMA on a massively parallel architecture.

My Master thesis was written while at IBM Research, Zürich, where I stayed for another year after graduating. There I developed new algorithms for the fast computation of continuous Fourier series of polygons, applied to mask layouts of integrated circuits in the optical lithography process.

Following this, I returned for almost two year to NEC laboratories, this time in the Media Information Processing group to work on single-mic speech denoising algorithms. After the tsunami and earthquake of March 11 2011, I became involved with Safecast where I designed and built devices to take car-borne geo-located measurements of radioactive contamination.

Since September 2012, I returned to Switzerland. I am currently pursuing the PhD at the Audiovisual Communications Laboratory (LCAV ) at EPFL, under supervision of Prof. Martin Vetterli.


Code repositories

In the spirit of reproducible research, I try to maintain clean code repositories for my projects.



R. Scheibler; E. Bezzam; I. Dokmanic : Pyroomacoustics: A Python Package For Audio Room Simulation And Array Processing Algorithms. 2018-01-01. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Calgary, CANADA, Apr 15-20, 2018. p. 351-355.
G. Baechler; F. Dümbgen; G. Elhami; M. Krekovic; R. Scheibler et al. : Combining Range and Direction for Improved Localization. 2018. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Calgary, Canada, April 15-20.
E. Bezzam; R. Scheibler; J. Azcarreta; H. Pan; M. Simeoni et al. : Hardware And Software For Reproducible Research In Audio Array Signal Processing. 2017. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), New Orleans, LA, MAR 05-09, 2017. p. 6591-6592. DOI : 10.1109/ICASSP.2017.8005297.
R. Scheibler / M. Vetterli (Dir.) : Rake, Peel, Sketch. Lausanne, EPFL, 2017. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7651.
H. Pan; R. Scheibler; E. F. Bezzam; I. Dokmanic; M. Vetterli : FRIDA: FRI-Based DOA Estimation For Arbitrary Array Layouts. 2017. ICASSP 2017, New Orleans, USA, March 5-9, 2017. p. 3186-3190. DOI : 10.1109/ICASSP.2017.7952744.
I. Dokmanic; R. Scheibler; M. Vetterli ; Optimal acoustic rake receiver. US9759805 ; US2016018510 ; EP2975609 . 2016.
R. Scheibler; M. Vetterli : The recursive Hessian sketch for adaptive filtering. 2016. ICASSP 2016, Shanghai, China, March 20-25, 2016. p. 171-175. DOI : 10.1109/ICASSP.2016.7471659.
R. Scheibler; S. Haghighatshoar; M. Vetterli ; Method for determining the walsh-hadamard transform of n samples of a signal and apparatus for performing the same. US9705623 ; US2015098313 . 2015.
R. Scheibler; S. Haghighatshoar; M. Vetterli : A Fast Hadamard Transform for Signals with Sub-linear Sparsity in the Transform Domain; IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/TIT.2015.2404441.
R. Scheibler; I. Dokmanic; M. Vetterli : Raking echoes in the time domain. 2015. ICASSP 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 19-24 April 2015. p. 554-558. DOI : 10.1109/ICASSP.2015.7178030.
I. Dokmanic; R. Scheibler; M. Vetterli : Raking the Cocktail Party; IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/JSTSP.2015.2415761.
R. Scheibler; P. Hurley; K. Kryszczuk; D. Schipani ; Method and system for computing Fourier series coefficients for mask layouts using FFT. US8739081 ; US2013152025 ; US8402399 ; US2011271240 . 2013.
R. Scheibler; P. Hurley; A. Chebira : Fast continuous Fourier and Haar transforms of rectilinear polygons from very-large-scale integration layouts; Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS. 2013. DOI : 10.1117/1.JMM.12.4.043008.
R. Scheibler; S. Haghighatshoar; M. Vetterli : A Fast Hadamard Transform for Signals with Sub-linear Sparsity. 2013. 51st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton Retreat Center, Monticello, Illinois, October 2-4, 2013. DOI : 10.1109/Allerton.2013.6736669.
M. Martinez-Camara; I. Dokmanic; J. Ranieri; R. Scheibler; M. Vetterli et al. : The Fukushima Inverse Problem. 2013. 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Vancouver, Canada, May 26-31, 2013. DOI : 10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6638477.
K. Kryszczuk; P. Hurley; J. Ranieri; R. Scheibler ; Assessing printability of a very-large-scale integration design. US8327312 ; US2012030643 . 2012.
R. Scheibler; P. Hurley : Computing exact Fourier series coefficients of IC rectilinear polygons from low-resolution fast Fourier coefficients. 2012. Optical Microlithography XXV, San Jose, California, February 12, 2012. p. 83262V. DOI : 10.1117/12.916360.
R. Scheibler; P. Hurley; A. Chebira : Pruned Continuous Haar Transform of 2D Polygonal Patterns with Application to VLSI Layouts. 2010. International Congress on Computer Applications and Computational Science, Singapour, December 2010. p. 984–987.
R. Scheibler; J. Okello; K. Seki; T. Kobori; M. Ikekawa : Interference Mitigation for WCDMA using QR Decomposition and a CORDIC-based Reconfigurable Systolic Array. 2008. SR2007-73. p. 43-48.

Supervised Student Projects

A. Mermet : Augmenting "pyroomacoustics" with machine learning utilities ; 2018.
L. Droz : Audio Processing on the BeagleBone Black's Programmable Real-time Unit ; 2017.
C. Ferry : Implementation of FIR filters for fast multi-channel processing ; 2017.
Y. Yao : Experimental indoors localization using distance measurements obtained from visual data ; 2017.
R. N. Latty : Guessing the fingerings ; 2017.
C. Ferry : Extension board for CycloneV : Multi microphone acquisition - Signal Analysis (Extending the Pyramic Array) ; 2017.
B. G. P. Bruneau : Modular interface for embedded audio acquisition platforms ; 2016.
J. Azcarreta Ortiz : Pyramic array: An FPGA based platform for multi-channel audio acquisition ; 2016.
N. P. Bonfils : Open design of a fixed probe for water quality monitoring in rivers and lakes ; 2016.
T. Batschelet : Measurement and characterization of room impulse responses ; 2016.
F. Dümbgen : Experimental Setup of Sound Emitting and Processing Robot for Acoustic-Based SLAM Applications ; 2015.
S. Barthe : A Python package for audio signal processing ; 2015.
I. B. Baeriswyl : Scattering coefficients for the automatic diagnosis of perinatal asphyxia ; 2015.