Anton Batliner

Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


Anton Batliner obtained his M.A. degree in Scandinavian languages in 1973 and his D.Phil. degree in phonetics in 1978, both at the University of Munich. From 1978 to 1984, he was an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Scandinavian Languages, University of Munich. His fields of research up to 1984 were Scandinavian literature, translation, language and gender, and phonology. From 1984 to 1996, he has worked in several research projects on prosody that were financed by the German Research Council (DFG) and by the German Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Technology (BMBF). In the winter of 1992/1993, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Daimler Benz Research Center, Ulm, and in the summer of 1994, he was a Visiting Scientist at the IMS, University of Stuttgart. Since 1997, he is a member of the research staff of the Institute for Pattern Recognition. He is a coeditor of one book and author/coauthor of more than 150 technical articles. His present research interests are the modeling and automatic recognition of emotional user states, all aspects of prosody in speech processing, uni- and multimodal focus of attention, and spontaneous speech phenomena such as disfluencies, irregular phonation, and so forth. He was one of the key contributors on speech analysis and emotion recognition from speech in the Humaine network of excellence and the originator of the CEICES initiative.

Biography Updated on 17 November 2008

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