curriculum vitæ

personal details

Michael Schutte, born in Innsbruck in 1991. Citizen of Austria.


February 2017—present

PhD studies at the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

I started my PhD studies in the lab of Lutz Wiegrebe, a biologist who otherwise specialised in bat echolocation, to study interactions of hearing and vision in the perception of space. After Lutz’ death, my work is now supervised by Benedikt Grothe. I work in close collaboration with Stephan Ewert’s lab at the University of Oldenburg, to develop a real-time room-acoustical simulation framework which will facilitate future experiments on acoustically guided navigation.

April 2014—August 2016

MSc studies at the Department of Informatics,
Technische Universität München, Garching

In my masters’ studies of computer science, I focused on formal methods, scientific computing and computer vision. In an interdisciplinary project with Jörg Encke and Werner Hemmert, I worked on a model of electrical field propagation in implanted cochleae. In my thesis with Igor Yakushev and Kuangyu Shi at the Department of Nuclear Medicine of the TUM university hospital, I developed a method to combine structural and metabolic connectivity and evaluated it on the computer-based differential diagnosis of dementia disorders.

October 2010—September 2013

BSc studies of Biomedical Informatics,
UMIT, Hall in Tirol

In my undergraduate thesis, I worked with Matthias Dehmer on the quantitative analysis of complex networks using methods of algebraic graph theory. In two internships, I worked on an HL7 server for the medical picture archiving and communication system developed by synedra, and with Peter Birkholz on a nasal probe to detect the position of a human subject’s soft palate via sonar.


December 2018, December 2019

Methods in Psychophysics,
practical course in the MSc Neurosciences programme of GSN

I gave lectures on spatial hearing and psychophysical methods and helped students set up and conduct their own psychophysical experiments.

October 2015—March 2016

Exercises in Discrete Structures,
discrete mathematics course for first-semester students at the Department of Informatics, TUM

I offered weekly homework discussion sessions to two groups of about a dozen students each, corrected their homework and helped mark the final exams.

April 2015—July 2015

Exercises in Compiler Construction,
elective course for computer science students at the Department of Informatics, TUM

I offered weekly homework discussions, an exam preparation session and corrected student homework.


November 2013—September 2015

MED-EL Medical Electronics,

As part of a team concerned with the development of a new prosthetic implant for the organ of balance, I developed a simulation program and interface software for prototype devices.


An asterisk* indicates shared authorship.

Ella Z. Lattenkamp, Stephanie M. Shields, Michael Schutte, Jassica Richter, Meike Linnenschmidt, Sonja C. Vernes and Lutz Wiegrebe: The Vocal Repertoire of Pale Spear-Nosed Bats in a Social Roosting Context. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7:116, 2019.

Michael Schutte, Stephan Ewert and Lutz Wiegrebe: The percept of reverberation is not affected by visual room impression in virtual environments. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 145:EL229, 2019.

Daria Genzel*, Michael Schutte*, W. Owen Brimijoin, Paul R. MacNeilage and Lutz Wiegrebe: Psychophysical evidence for auditory motion parallax. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(16):4264–4269, 2018.

Peter Birkholz, Michael Schutte, Simon Preuß and Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube: Towards non-invasive velum state detection during speaking using high-frequency acoustic chirps. 25. Konferenz „Elektronische Sprachsignalverarbeitung“, Dresden, 2014.

Michael Schutte and Matthias Dehmer: Large-Scale Analysis of Structural Branching Measures. Journal of Mathematical Chemistry 52(3):805–819, 2014.

Veronika Kraus, Matthias Dehmer und Michael Schutte: On Sphere-Regular Graphs and the Extremality of Information-Theoretic Network Measures. MATCH Communications in Mathematical and in Computer Chemistry 70(3):885–900, 2013.