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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.


Felix Burkhardt does tutoring, consulting, research and development in the working fields human-machine dialog systems, text-to-speech synthesis, speaker classification, ontology based natural language modeling, voice search and 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" and the speech labeling and annotation tool "Speechalyzer". He has been working for the Deutsche Telekom AG since 2000, currently for the Telekom Innovation Laboratories in 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.
He is also a lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin presenting a course on auditory human machine interaction.
He serves the program committee for numerous conferences including ACII, AVEC, EmoSPACE, IASTED CI, ICASSP, ICMI, ICPhS, Interspeech, IVA, IWSDS, LREC, Paraling, Prosico, SLSP, WS3P, journals: Specom, CSL, JASA, EURASIP, SIGPRO, IEEE-TAFFC, IEEE-TMM, IEEE-TASL, IEEE-TIP, IEEE-ISSI, IJSE, ETRI, Journal of Phonetics, Neural Processing Letters, UMUAI, and publishers: Wiley

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