I'm a tech lead (Senior Principal Research Scientist) at Nuance Communications in Burlington, MA, USA. My research interests include deep learning, speech recognition, speech emotion recognition, and source separation.
I received my PhD degree in computer science (Dr. rer. nat.) from Technische Universität München (TUM), one of the German Excellence Universities, in 2015. From 2015 through 2017, I was a visiting researcher at the Group on Language, Audio, and Music at Imperial College London, UK. In 2013/14, I interned at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), Cambridge, MA, USA, where I developed deep learning based speech enhancement. From 2010 through 2014, I worked as a research assistant in the Machine Intelligence and Signal Processing Group at TUM's Institute for Human-Machine Communication, focusing on new machine learning approaches for noise-robust automatic speech recognition and related tasks. In 2012, I co-founded the TUM startup audEERING.