Prof. Dr. Timo Baumann, Diplom-Informatiker
I research spoken language, in particular in interactive and multi-modal scenarios, such as in spoken dialogue systems. My particular interests lie in responsiveness in interaction and I have been one of the main drivers of incremental spoken dialogue systems. Beyond that, I create and use corpora of spoken language, such as the Spoken Wikipedia Corpus. I like difficult problems, which is why I work on prosody, and even prosody of post-modern poetry, and more recently multi-modal lip-synchronous dubbing. Feel free to have a look at my recent projects.
- 2023-06: I'll be speaking at the KICO AI meeting for eastern Bavaria next week. Hooray!
- 2023-05: I'm participating in this year's I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here! on AI in communication. Please vote me out at your earliest convenience.
- 2023-04: I'll be giving a talk on Deep Learning for Post-modern Poetry in a AI Campus Eastern Bavaria meeting "Grenzgänger und Brückenbauer". Hope to see you there.
- 2023-02: I'm now officially afilliated with the Regensburg Center for Artificial Intelligence, rcai.de. Looking forward to networking with all of you!
- 2022-12: Christian and I were invited to write a popular scientific article on automatic lip-synching (in German) (translation to English)
- 2022-10: Hear me chat on the Science Bench at Regensburg's Nacht.Schafft.Wissen.
- 2022-08: Congratulations Shravan, Christian and Debjoy! Our detailed analysis of SyncNet for audio-visual translation will appear at ICMI!
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- 2022-07: Congratulations go out to Christian Schuler and Dominik Hauser, who's DDLitLab project on an experiment toolkit for video manipulation and human perception evaluations was accepted. I hope that I can be a good mentor for the project which is a follow-up from Christian's Bachelor's thesis.
- 2022-07: My colleague Sebastian Fischer and I have been awarded the OTH Regensburg prize "InnovativeLehre@OTH", nice! We'll work with student assistants to advance software-engineering self tests (that go beyond checking the functionality but also check for coding style) into Moodle and our programming 101 classes.
- 2022-06: Congratulations to Matthias Melzer, who's work (joint with Jan Dünnweber) on interpreting smart home data with NLP methods is getting published at IEEE SmartIoT 2022.
- 2022-04: Congratulations Debjoy and Shravan! Our paper on a multi-modal corpus of 16 years of Angela Merkel podcasts will appear at LREC (and is already available on arXiv). → Saha et al. (2022)* 2022-03: Congratulations to Anna Windbühler, who's MSc-work in ML was not only very thorough and successful but also leads to a publication in the conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBC). → Windb\"uhler et al. (2022)
- 2022-02: Welcome OTH Regensburg! You can now reach me at firstname.lastnameÄToth-regensburg.de.
- 2021-12: I have accepted an offer from OTH Regensburg to become their new professor for AI and NLP starting in February. Hooray!
- 2021-11: I'll give a keynote at ESSV'22. I'm very much looking forward to meeting you in
Sønderborgthe virtual world!
- 2021-09: Ashutosh and my paper in which we evaluate heuristics for dubbing has been accepted at CHR'21. Yay and see you in November! → Baumann & Saboo (2021)
- 2021-08: Our summary paper about the SMOOTH robot has been accepted in Frontiers in Robotics and AI. → Krüger et al. (2021)
- 2021-06: Our Interspeech demo on subtitling integration into BigBlueButton was accepted. Yay and congratulations, Robert! → Geislinger et al. (2021)
- 2021-04: congrats Aditya and Debjoy for securing DAAD-WISE funding! We'll be working, together with returning intern Shravan and students from UHH, on TTS for automated dubbing this summer!
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To reach me, try:
- mail: timo.baumannÄŦoth-regensburg.de
- for issues related to UHH: baumannÄŦinformatik.uni-hamburg.de
- skype: timobaumann
- snail mail:
OTH Regensburg, Fakultät für Informatik und Mathematik Prof. Dr. Timo Baumann Galgenbergstraße 32 93053 Regensburg
- office: K122
- consultation hours: Tu 10-11; please make an appointment here or by e-mail (see above)
I do speech science and technology consulting. Feel free to contact me at mailÄŦtimobaumann.de .
Acting professor for machine learning at the Department of Informatics at Universität Hamburg, Systems Scientist at the Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; researcher and instructor in speech processing at Universität Hamburg (LT and NatS); research assistant at Bielefeld and Potsdam Universities before that. Various short-term appointments and free-lancing work with industry partners.