ProfessionalActivities

Tutorial and Workshop Organization

8/2017
Initiated Interspeech special session on Incrementality and Responsiveness. Chaired two sessions at Interspeech 2017.
8/2016
Summerschool: taught ESSLLI advanced course on Incremental Speech and Language Processing for Interactive Systems with A. Köhn, Bolzano, Italy.
8/2013
Taught Interspeech Tutorial on Recent Advances in Incremental Spoken Language Processing, with D. Schlangen, attended by more than 80 participants, Lyon, France.
10/2012
Initiated and organized the Workshop on Architectures for Conversationally Competent Spoken Dialogue Systems in Hamburg with 26 European and national participants.
6/2012
Co-organized the annual Young Researchers’ Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems (YRRSDS 2012) in Seoul, Korea with 34 international participants.

Workshop and Committee Participation

reviewing
I am reviewing for most relevant conferences and journals in my area of research including *ACL, AAAI, CoLing, Interspeech, EADH, ACH, ICASSP, ASRU, SigDial, EMNLP, CoNLL, HRI, CHI, ICMI, and Computer Speech and Language, Language Resources and Evaluation, Natural Language Engineering, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, Dialogue & Discourse . . .
talks
I have repeatedly been invited to give talks and guest lectures in academic and industry settings. A list of these activities is available upon request.
advising
faculty advisor for the Young Researcher’s Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems (multiple times). Student paper mentor for SigDial conference (2019). List of advised student available upon request.
1/2020
Invited participant to Dagstuhl meeting 20021 on Spoken Language Interaction with Virtual Agents and Robots.
2017–2019
Admittance committee for MSc/PhD programs in language technologies at CMU.
10/2017
Invited participant to Dagstuhl meeting 16442 on Vocalization in Humans, Animals and Robots.
2016
Appointment committee for a professorship (W2) at Universität Hamburg.
9/2015
Invited expert at the Interspeech Doctoral Consortium in Dresden.
8/2015
Invited participant to the NII Shonan Meeting on Synchronous Machine Translation.
5/2014
Participant in the EU-funded ROCKIT roadmapping workshop to outline the future of conversational interaction technologies.
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