Founding Story

Calvin Zhang found his enthusiasm for audio and music when he was 18. He became obsessed with customizing his own setup to fully enjoy the breadth and depth of elements artists incorporate into their music. Following his passion for audio, Calvin pursued a degree in signal processing to understand audio at a fundamental level.

Calvin discovered that as his grandfather’s hearing-impairment was getting more serious, he would turn the volume of his TV very loudly. However, he refused to wear hearing aids, so Calvin paid more attention to the topic.

Calvin came across Prof. Richard So at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), who had dedicated nearly two decades to the research of audio signal processing technologies for hearing aids. They formed a mentor-mentee relationship and collaborated well. Prof. So was close to a solution for background noise reduction in hearing aids, and through collaboration with Calvin, they invented a brain-inspired noise reduction technology. It mimics the natural ability of a healthy human brain to suppress background noise and enhance target signals, such as speech.

Knowing that hearing aid manufacturers are slow to innovate and sell products at prices unaffordable to the majority of those who need them, they realized that the best way to bring the technology to the hard-of-hearing was to do it themselves. To achieve it, they set out on the intimidating venture of founding their own company: Incus Company Limited.

Vision Statement

A world where people will not be disconnected, where love will not be disconnected.

Mission Statement

To use sound and technology to keep people connected.

Awards
Team
Incus was founded by Calvin Zhang and his professor and mentor Prof. Richard So. They built a team of audio technology talents with complementary traits from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) who shared their vision of delivering more accessible hearing devices with a com-fortable listening experience. They founded Incus Company Limited and created the foundations that enable us to bring innovative audio technologies to the market.
Core Members
Calvin Zhang
Inventor, co-founder, CEO
MPhil of Technical Leadership and Entrepreneurship, HKUST
Prof. Richard So
Co-inventor, co-founder
Associate Dean of Engineering, HKUST
PhD, University of Southampton, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
Tak Wa Wong
Product
MPhil in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, HKUST
Dr. Isabella Wei
Technology Research & Development
PhD in Bioengineering, HKUST
Sigurd Anders Berg
Strategy & Finance
BEng in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management & BBA in General Business Management, HKUST
Why work with us?
Supported by HKSTP Incu-Tech - Hong Kong’s leading incubation programme for technology start-ups
Inspiring and casual work environment
Access to calibrated equipment and facilities
Regular team events
Turn your ideas into reality quickly by utilizing the hardware ecosystem in Shenzhen
Work with a talented team – we are at the forefront of audio technology research
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Job description

1. Implement audio processing algorithms in Android app;
2. Develop, maintain, and update our Android app;
3. Implement algorithms, provide SDKs and fix bugs in a timely manner depending on customer requirements.


Job requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science or related disciplines, with 5+ years’ experience in Android development;
2. Great understanding of design patterns like MVVM, familiar with programming in NDK (C/C++), and familiar with Android Custom View and View Event Handlers;
3. Knowledge in audio field, and familiar with audio processing in Android using AudioRecorder and Audio Track;
4. Familiar with networking, databases, etc. in Android, experience with external libraries such as RxAndroid and Retrofit is a plus;
5. Proficiency in Kotlin and OpenSL Es is an advantage.

Job description

1. Implement existing audio algorithms on new platforms, and conduct code debugging with performance optimization;
2. Track customer needs and feedback, and update audio algorithms.


Job requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree or above in Digital Signal Processing, Computer Science or other relevant disciplines;
2. Proficiency in C and C ++;
3. Hands-on engineering experiences in audio / image /signal processing (filters, EQ adjustment, automatic gain, dynamic compression, etc.);
4. Good analytical and problem-solving skills, perform well in challenging environments, good team player;
5. Experience in code optimization is a big plus.

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