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Felix Burkhardt

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These are the personal pages of Felix Burkhardt

You can read about my research interests, listen to demonstrations of emotional synthesized speech, download software or listen to the bands I play with.


Dr. Felix Burkhardt does teaching, consulting, research and development with respect to speech based emotional human-machine interfaces.
Originally an expert of Speech Synthesis at the Technical University of Berlin, he wrote his ph.d. thesis on the simulation of emotional speech by machines, recorded the Berlin acted emotions database, "EmoDB", and maintains several open source projects, including the emotional speech synthesizer Emofilt, the speech labeling and annotation tool Speechalyzer and the machine learning platform Nkululeko.
Since 2018 he is the research director at audEERING after having worked for the Deutsche Telekom AG for 18 years. From 2019 to 2022 also was a full professor at the institute of communication science of the Technical University of Berlin..
He was a member of the European Network of Excellence HUMAINE on emotion-oriented computing and is the editor of the W3C Emotion Markup Language specification and serves the program committee for numerous conferences including ACII, AVEC, Coling, EmoSPACE, EMNLP, FLAIR, IASTED CI, ICASSP, ICMI, ICPhS, Interspeech, IVA, IWSDS, LREC, MuSe, Paraling, Prosico, SLSP, WS3P, journals: Specom, CSL, JASA, EURASIP, SIGPRO, IEEE-TAFFC, IEEE-TMM, IEEE-TASL, IEEE-TIP, IEEE-ISSI, IJERPH, IJSE, ETRI, Journal of Phonetics, Neural Processing Letters, Springer Nature Language Resources and Evaluation, UMUAI, and publishers: Wiley

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