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Andringa, Dr Tjeerd

Tjeerd Andringa
Tjeerd Andringa

Dr Tjeerd C. Andringa (1964, Leeuwarden) studied physics at the University of Groningen and is currently Associate Professor of Auditory Cognition at the Department of Artificial Intelligence. He is also a senior researcher with INCAS3, a research institute involved in cognitive sensor technology. Andringa conducts research into topics such as sound recognition and the perception of sound and noise nuisance. He is also involved in major EU projects in the field of Soundscapes and Cognitive Systems.

Andringa was closely involved with the development of the computer programs that analyse sound used by the police. Groningen’s city centre is monitored via sound sensors in cameras and aggressive behaviour can be immediately localized thanks to the analysis software. He is currently involved in SensorCity in Assen.

Since 2008 Andringa has concentrated mainly on soundscape research, in particular the way that sound can have both positive and negative influences on how we function, and in extreme cases can even make us ill. He differentiates between hearing, a subconscious process that draws attention to noticeable sounds, and listening, a process whereby we use our knowledge to direct our attention selectively to a certain part of the sound. When our hearing forces us to listen to something that we do not want to listen to we call it noise pollution.

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de Vos, P. H., Andringa, T., & van Hagen, M. (2021). A Soundscape Approach to Assess and Predict Passenger Satisfaction. In Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design (pp. 150-157). (Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design; Vol. 150). Springer.
Andringa, T. C., & Denham, F. C. (2021). Coping and Co-creation: One Attempt and One Route to Well-Being. Part 1. Conceptual Framework. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 14(2), 152-170.


Janus, S. I. M., Kosters, J., van den Bosch, K. A., Andringa, T. C., Zuidema, S. U., & Luijendijk, H. J. (2021). Sounds in nursing homes and their effect on health in dementia: A systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics, 33(6), 627-644. [1041610220000952].
Kosters, J., Kunz, M., van den Bosch, K. A., Andringa, T. C., Zuidema, S. U., Luijendijk, H. J., & Janus, S. I. M. (2020). Validation of a modified ambiance scale in nursing homes. AGING & MENTAL HEALTH, 1-7.


Andringa, T., & Angyal, N. (2019). The nature of wisdom: People's connection to nature reflects a deep understanding of life. Psychology, Journal of the Higher School of Economics, 16(1), 108-126.
Saija, J. D., Başkent, D., Andringa, T. C., & Akyürek, E. G. (2019). Visual and auditory temporal integration in healthy younger and older adults. Psychological Research : An International Journal of Perception, Attention, Memory, and Action, 83(5), 951-967.


van den Bosch, K. A. M., Welch, D., & Andringa, T. C. (2018). The Evolution of Soundscape Appraisal Through Enactive Cognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, [1129].
van den Bosch, K., Andringa, T. C., Post, W. J., Ruijssenaars, W. AJJM., & Vlaskamp, C. (2018). The relationship between soundscapes and challenging behavior: A small-scale intervention study in a healthcare organization for individuals with severe or profound intellectual disabilities. Building Acoustics, 25(2), 123-135.


van den Bosch, K. A., Andringa, T. C., Peterson, W., Ruijssenaars, W. A. J. J. M., & Vlaskamp, C. (2017). A comparison of natural and non-natural soundscapes on people with severe of profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, 42, 301-307.


Kooij, J. F. P., Liem, M. C., Krijnders, J. D., Andringa, T. C., & Gavrila, D. M. (2016). Multi-modal human aggression detection. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 144, 106-120.
van den Bosch, K. A., Andringa, T. C., Baskent, D., & Vlaskamp, C. (2016). The Role of Sound in Residential Facilities for People With Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 13(1), 61-68.


van den Bosch, K. A., Vlaskamp, C., Andringa, T. C., Post, W. J., & Ruijssenaars, W. A. J. J. M. (2016). Examining relationships between staff attributions of soundscapes and core affect in people with severe or profound intellectual and visual disabilities. Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, 41(1), 21-30.
Andringa, T., van den Bosch, K., & Wijermans, N. (2015). Cognition from life: The two modes of cognition that underlie moral behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(362), [362].
van den Bosch, K., Andringa, T. C., Post, W., Ruijssenaars, A., & Vlaskamp, C. (2015). De relatie tussen de auditieve omgeving en stemming en gedrag van personen met (zeer) ernstige verstandelijke en meervoudige beperkingen. NTZ Nederlands Tijdschrift voor de Zorg aan mensen met verstandelijke beperkingen.
Minoura, K., Driesprong, C., Profijt, K., McGee, K., & Andringa, T. (2015). The Influence of Socio-cultural Context on the Perception of Student Noise in the City of Groningen: A Qualitative Analysis. In C. Glorieux (Ed.), Proceedings of Euronoise 2015 (pp. 2455-2460). EAA-NAG-ABAV.
Andringa, T. (2015). The psychological drivers of bureaucracy: protecting the societal goals of an organization. In Policy Practice and Digital Science (pp. 221-260). (Public Administration and Information Technology ; Vol. 10). Springer.


Andringa, T. (Photographer). (2014). Geluidsoverlast en geluidsperceptie. Web publication/site
van den Bosch, K., Vlaskamp, C., Ruijssenaars, W., & Andringa, T. (2014). Het belang van de auditieve omgeving bij personen met visuele en verstandelijke beperkingen. Orthopedagogiek: Onderzoek en Praktijk, 53(7-8), 377-386.
van den Bosch, K., & Andringa, T. (2014). Hoorbare veiligheid voor personen met visuele en verstandelijke beperkingen. In Sporen van de reiziger (pp. 221-236). Garant Publishers.
van den Bosch, K., Andringa, T., & Vlaskamp, C. (2014). Luisteren naar het groeien van het gras. Geluid.
Saija, J. D., Akyürek, E. G., Andringa, T. C., & Başkent , D. (2014). Perceptual restoration of degraded speech is preserved with advancing age. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 15(1), 139-148.
Saija, J. D., Andringa, T. C., Başkent, D., & Akyürek, E. G. (2014). Temporal integration of consecutive tones into synthetic vowels demonstrates perceptual assembly in audition. Journal of Experimental Psychology : Human Perception and Performance, 40(2), 857-869.
van den Bosch, K., & Andringa, T. (2014). The effect of sound sources on soundscape appraisal. In Proceedings of ICBEN 2014
van den Bosch, K., Andringa, T., & Vlaskamp, C. (2014). Unsafe soundscapes as a cause of challenging behavior in people with profound intellectual and visual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27(4), 310-311.
van den Bosch, K., Vlaskamp, C., Andringa, T., Başkent, D., & Ruijssenaars, W. (2014). Veilige auditieve omgevingen voor mensen met visuele en verstandelijke beperkingen: Onderzoeksrapportage ten behoeve van de praktijk. Stichting Kinderstudies.


Andringa, T., & van den Bosch, K. (2013). Core affect and soundscape assessment: fore- and background design for quality of life. In Proceedings of the Internoise 2013 (pp. 1-10).
Andringa, T., & van den Bosch, K. (2013). Core effect and soundscape assessment: Fore- and background soundscape design for quality of life. In Inter-Noise and Noise-Con Congress and Conference Proceedings (pp. 2273-2282). INCE.
Andringa, T. C., & Lanser, J. J. L. (2013). How Pleasant Sounds Promote and Annoying Sounds Impede Health: A Cognitive Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(4), 1439-1461.
Andringa, T., van den Bosch, K., & Vlaskamp, C. (2013). Learning autonomy in two or three steps: linking open-ended development, authority, and agency to motivation. Frontiers in Psychology, 18, [766].
Andringa, T. C., Weber, M., Payne, S. R., Krijnders, J. D. D., Dixon, M. N., v. d. Linden, R., de Kock, E. G. L., & Lanser, J. J. L. (2013). Positioning soundscape research and management. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134(4), 2739-2747.
Andringa, T. (2013). Soundscape and its Relation to Core Affect, Appraisal, and Motivation. In Proceedings of the AIA-DAGA 2013 (pp. 1511-1513).
van den Bosch, K., Andringa, T., & Vlaskamp, C. (2013). The role of sound and audible safety in special needs care. In Inter-noise and noise-con congress and conference proceedings (pp. 2267-2272). INCE.
Andringa, T., & Krijnders, J. D. D. (2013). Tone Decomposition for Environmental Sound Analysis. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPA) (pp. 1-4).


Valkenier, B., Duyne, J. Y., Andringa, T. C., & Başkent, D. (2012). Audiovisual Perception of Congruent and Incongruent Dutch Front Vowels. Journal of speech, language, and hearing research, 55(6), 1788-1801.


Visser, T., Andringa, T., & Verbrugge, L. (2011). Affective agents bridge teh gap between life and mind. In T. Froese, M. Egbert, & X. Barandiaran (Eds.), Workshop on Artificial Autonomy ECAL 2011: Twenty Years of Practice of Autonomous Systems (pp. 7-12).
Andringa, T. C. (2011). Audition: From sound to sounds. In W. Wang (Ed.), Machine audition: Principles, algorithms, and systems (pp. 80-105). Information Science Reference.
Andringa, T., & Lanser, J. (2011). Towards causality in sound annoyance. Proceedings of the International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, 1-8.
Botteldooren, D., Lavandier, C., Preis, A., Dubois, D., Aspuru, I., Guastavino, C., Brown, L., Nilsson, M., & Andringa, T. C. (2011). Understanding urban and natural soundscapes. 2047-2052.


Schmidt, T., Wiering, M., van Rossum, A., van Elburg, R., Andringa, T., & Valkenier, B. (2010). Robust Real-Time Vowel Classification with an Echo State Network. In Workshop on "Cognitive and neural models for automated processing of speech and text": CONAS
Andringa, T. (2010). Smart, general, and situation specific sensors. In Smarter sensors, easier processing: 11th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive behavior (SAB2010)
Krijnders, J. D., Niessen, M. E., & Andringa, T. C. (2010). Sound event recognition through expectancy-based evaluation of signal-driven hypotheses. Pattern Recognition Letters, 31(12), 1552-1559.
Andringa, T. (2010). Soundscape and Core Affect Regualtion. In Interspeech 2010
Andringa, T., & Krijnders, J. (2010). Texture Based Signal Analysis and Recognition. (Patent No. PVT/NL2010/050144).


Niessen, M., Kootstra, G., de Jong, S., & Andringa, T. (2009). Expectancy-based robot navigation through context evaluation. In H. R. Arabnia, D. de la Fuente, & J. Angel Olivas (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (pp. 371-377).
Krijnders, J., Andringa, T., & van Grootel, M. (2009). Research database for everyday listening. In Proceedings of NAG/DAGA 2009 (pp. 996-999)


Niessen, M. E., Van Maanen, L., & Andringa, T. C. (2008). Disambiguating sound through context. International Journal of Semantic Computing, 2(3), 327-341.


Niessen, M. E., Krijnders, J. D., Boers, J., & Andringa, T. C. (2007). Assessing the reverberation level in speech. In Proceedings of ICA 2007, CAS-03-020
Zajdel, W., Krijnders, J. D., Andringa, T. C., & Gavrila, D. M. (2007). Audio-video sensor fusion for aggression detection. In Proceedings of AVSS 2007
Zajdel, W., Krijnders, J. D., Andringa, T., & Gavrila, D. M. (2007). CASSANDRA: audio-video sensor fusion for aggression detection. 200-205.
Andringa, T. C. (2007). Predicting listeners' reports to environmental sounds. In Proceedings of 9th Int. Conf. of Acoustics
Krijnders, J. D., Niessen, M. E., & Andringa, T. C. (2007). Robust harmonic complex estimation in noise. In Proceedings of ICA 2007, CAS-03-019.
van Hengel, P., & Andringa, T. C. (2007). Verbal aggression detection in complex social environments. In Proceedings of AVSS 2007 (pp. 15-20)
Andringa, T., van Opzeeland, I., Slabbekoorn, H., & ten Cate, C. (2007). Vissen en geluidsoverlast: Effect van geluidsbelasting onder water op zoetwatervissen. University of Groningen.


Andringa, T. C., & Niessen, M. E. (2006). Real-world sound recognition: A recipe. In A. Nurnberger, S. Stober, P. Cano, & G. Tzanetakis (Eds.), Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Learning Semantics in Audio Signals (pp. 106-118).
ten Holt, G., Hendriks, P., & Andringa, T. (2006). Why don't you see what I mean? Prospects and limitations of current Automatic Sign Recognition research. Sign Language Studies, 6(4), 416-437.


Andringa, TC., van Hengel, PWJ., Muchall, R., & Nillesen, MM. (2004). Aircraft sound level measurements in residential areas using sound source separation. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic
Andringa, T. C., Duifhuis, H., Van Hengel, P. W. J., Heemskerk, M. G., & Nillesen, M. M. (2004). Methods and apparatuses for signal analysis. (Patent No. US 6,745,155).


Andringa, T. (2002). Continuity preserving signal processing. s.n.


Hendriks, P., Taatgen, N. A., & Andringa, T. (1997). Breinmakers & Breinbrekers: inleiding cognitiewetenschap. Addison-Wesley Longman.
Mastenbroek, H., Wijers, A. A., & Andringa, T. (1997). Perceptie. In N. A. Taatgen, P. Hendriks, & T. C. Andringa (Eds.), Breinmakers en Breinbrekers: Inleiding Cognitiewetenschap (pp. 93-146). Addison-Wesley Longman.
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