Timo Baumann

Dr. Timo Baumann, Diplom-Informatiker

Acting professor for machine learning at the Department of Informatics at Universität Hamburg.

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. Feel free to have a look at my recent projects.

Recent News:

  • 2020-10: Our COLING submission on MT in on/off-screen dubbing has been accepted. Great work, Alina, Shravan, and Supratik!
  • 2020-10: I've been appointed acting professor for machine learning for the winter term (and probably longer). Thanks for trusting in me, @fbihh!
  • 2020-09: congrats to our summer interns, who've got their first paper accepted at the Deep Video Understanding workshop, great work!
  • 2020-08: thanks for electing me as member (starting in fall) of the UHH informatics department's faculty council
  • 2020-07: we've got funding to add automatic subtitling to Lecture2Go; Benjamin and two students will be working on improving students' ability to use and search lecture videos during #corona.
  • 2020-06: our GermEval Shared Task on inferring Cognitive and Motivational style from text was a huge success. Thanks to Dirk and all participants!
  • 2020-06: find Ingo's and my contribution on prosodic differences in how you address your smart speaker at Mensch und Computer!
  • 2020-05: welcome Shravan and Supratik, the two interns working on automated dubbing and video analysis this summer.
  • 2020-03: both our/my Speech Prosody submissions made it. Hope to see you for the conference!
  • 2020-02: I'll give a TwinTalk at DHN in Riga in MarchOctober. Hope to see you thereonline!
  • 2020-01: I'll be speaking at the ITG Workshop on Speech-based Assistants in Magdeburg in March. Hope to see you there!
  • 2019-12: Our contribution for DhD 2020 Punctuation Reconstruction for Translation of Post-modern Poetry has been accepted, and likewise our related paper for ESSV 2020. Yay!
  • older news

To reach me, try:

  • mail: baumannÄŦinformatik.uni-hamburg.de
  • skype: timobaumann
  • tel: +49 40 42883 2321
  • snail mail:
   Universität Hamburg, FB Informatik
   Dr. Timo Baumann
   Vogt-Kölln-Straße 30
   22527 Hamburg
  • office: F-404, Campus Stellingen, Universität Hamburg
  • consultation hours: please make an appointment by e-mail (see above)

I do speech science and technology consulting. Feel free to contact me at mail@firstnamelastnamewithoutseparation.de .

Former appointments:

Systems Scientist at the Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; researcher and instructor in speech processing at Universität Hamburg; research assistant at Bielefeld and Potsdam Universities before that. Various short-term appointments and free-lancing work with industry partners.


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