Timo Baumann

Dr. Timo Baumann, Diplom-Informatiker

Researcher and Instructor at the Department of Informatics at Universität Hamburg in Language Technologies.

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.

Recent News:

  • 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 Sønderborg!
  • 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!
  • 2021-03: The book stemming from the Speech quality special session at Interspeech 2017 is finally available and includes my chapter. → Baumann (2021)
  • 2021-02: Our SMOOTH submission to HRI's late-breaking reports was accepted ... and got nominated for the award. Yay! → Fischer et al. (2021)
  • 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:

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; research assistant at Bielefeld and Potsdam Universities before that. Various short-term appointments and free-lancing work with industry partners.

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