Peter Balazs (mathematician)

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Peter Balazs
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Born (1970-12-11) 11 December 1970 (age 47)
Tulln an der Donau, Austria
Residence Tulln an der Donau, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Alma mater University of Vienna
Awards Start-Preis
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics, Signal processing, Acoustics
Institutions Acoustics Research Institute, CNRS, Université catholique de Louvain
Doctoral advisor Hans Georg Feichtinger

Peter Balazs (born 11 December 1970 in Tulln an der Donau) is an Austrian mathematician working at the Acoustics Research Institute Vienna of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Tulln an der Donau Place in Lower Austria, Austria

Tulln an der Donau is a historic town in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, the administrative seat of Tulln District. Because of its abundance of parks and gardens, Tulln is often referred to as Blumenstadt.

Acoustics Research Institute

The Acoustics Research Institute (ARI) is a non-university research institution of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. It was founded in 1972 as 'Kommission für Schallforschung', became a 'Forschungsstelle' in 1994 and since 2000 has the rank of an institute.

<i>Austrian Academy of Sciences</i>

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is a legal entity under the special protection of the Republic of Austria. According to the statutes of the Academy its mission is to promote the sciences and humanities in every respect and in every field, particularly in fundamental research.


Peter Balazs studied mathematics and physics at the University of Vienna. In 2001, he graduated with honors in mathematics and an M.Sc. thesis on "Polynomials over Groups" ("Polynome über Gruppen"). He successfully defended his PhD thesis and graduated (with distinction) in June 2005. His PhD thesis is titled, "Regular and Irregular Gabor Multiplier with Application to Psychoacoustic Masking".

Mathematics Field of study concerning quantity, patterns and change

Mathematics includes the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space, and change.

Physics Study of the fundamental properties of matter and energy

Physics is the natural science that studies matter, its motion, and behavior through space and time, and that studies the related entities of energy and force. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves.

University of Vienna public university located in Vienna, Austria

The University of Vienna is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world. With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna has developed into one of the largest universities in Europe, and also one of the most renowned, especially in the Humanities. It is associated with 20 Nobel prize winners and has been the academic home to a large number of scholars of historical as well as of academic importance.

Peter Balazs has been part of the Acoustics Research Institute since 1999. His PhD thesis was written at NuHaG [1] (Numerical Harmonic Analysis Group), Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna. The cooperation formed during his thesis also resulted in him becoming a fellow of the HASSIP (Harmonic Analysis and Statistics for Signal and Image Processing) EU network. He joined the LATP (Laboratoire d'Analyse, Topologie, Probabilités), CMI and LMA, CNRS Marseille from November 2003 to April 2004 and in March, May and June 2006. He also worked with the FYMA, UCL, Louvain-La-Neuve in August 2005.

For the project FLAME (Frames and Linear Operators for Acoustical Modeling and Parameter Estimation) Peter Balazs 2011 was honored with the high reputed Start-Preis. [2] [3] He is director of the Acoustics Research Institute since 2012.

The Start-Preis is the highest Austrian award for young scientists.

Selected publications

Peter Balazs has published 27 journal and 25 conference papers, [4] a selection of which is presented below (in chronological order):

Hans Georg Feichtinger mathematician

Hans Georg Feichtinger is an Austrian mathematician. He is Professor in the mathematical faculty of the University of Vienna. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications (JFAA) and associate editor to several other journals. He is one of the founders and head of the Numerical Harmonic Analysis Group (NuHAG) at University of Vienna. Today Feichtinger's main field of research is harmonic analysis with a focus on time-frequency analysis.


  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2011-06-22.

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