Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Thomas Werner Hies

Adjunct Assistant Professor,

Email: thies@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: +65 63162962
Office: SPMS-PAP 02 01
Asst Prof Thomas Werner Hies

Biography
At the Technical University of Berlin Dr Hies moved into interdisciplinary environmental applications and developed in his physics master thesis new distribution models and statistical methods for the simulation of air pollution concentrations in urban environments.
He has broaden his statistical analysis and signal processing skills in his PhD at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg by developing new concepts measuring electrical signals of the human brain triggered by acoustical signals.
Dr Hies managed from 2006 to 2009 successfully the R&D Centre of Siemens Medical Instruments Pte Ltd in Singapore, focusing on the HW and SW development of acoustical products like hearing instruments and audiometers. During his tenure the R&D group grew to more than 100 engineers.
From 2009 onwards he set up acoustic research and underwater instrumentation development at DHI Water & Environment Pte Ltd within the DHI-NTU Research Centre. The outcome of that research lead to the new spin-off, HydroVision Asia Pte Ltd, which has been incorporated by DHI Singapore, HydroVision Germany and NTU in August 2012. Dr Hies was the Managing Director of the new spin-off HydroVision Asia Pte Ltd and in parallel the Deputy Director Research and Development of DHI Water & Environment (S) Pte Ltd until May 2016.

Sine June 2016 Dr Hies is Vice President, Quality Sivantos Group at Sivantos Pte working again on hearing and hearing instruments.
Research Interests
As a researcher and manager in Siemens he co-supervised several final year project and internships of bachelor and master students. He continued this role as a co-supervisor of Master and PhD students after his move to Singapore in cooperation with Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, TUM-Asia, TUM-Munich and NTU with the focus on multivariate extreme value analysis, ultrasonic instrumentation for flow and sediment measurements.
Currently is co-supervising two PhD students at NTU in the field of acoustic research and flow measurement applications and conducting i joint research project with Prof Claus-Dieter Ohl in the field of simulation of acoustic pressure waves through media with different material properties.

Dr Hies main research interests are in advanced time series analysis, statistics and applied acoustics. The main acoustic research areas are in applied acoustics and audiology. The latter one is focusing on hearing aids applications.

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