Expert profile: Hansjörg Mixdorff [ Prof. Dr.-Ing. ]

[ ID = 0522 ] Hansjörg Mixdorff [ Prof. Dr.-Ing. ] 
Name Mixdorff, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hansjörg
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Organisation Berlin University of Applied Sciences 
Address Hilbertstr. 21 
Postal Code 12307 
City Berlin 
Country Germany 
Phone + +49 30 744 03 81
Fax + +49 30 744 03 81
Email mixdorff_(on)_tfh-berlin.de [@ replaced for spam protection]
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Specialism Speechtechnology:
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Description: Specialism: Prosody Prediction in Text-to-Speech Systems
   Spoken Dialogue Perceptual Evaluation Cross-language comparisons


   Personal Details

   Date and Place of Birth:

   28 March 1964, Berlin

   Marital Status:



   Ken, born 9 July 1994

   Tim, born 23 April 2000

   Career History



   Primary school in Berlin


   Ulrich-von-Hutten-Gymnasium, Berlin



   January-March 1983

   Practical training for electrical engineering students, AEG, Berlin


   Technical University Berlin, studies of electrical engineering


   Graduated, specialized in software engineering, digital speech
   processing and radio-frequency engineering


   Free University Berlin, studies of Japanese, Chinese and phonetics

   January 1993

   Granted a two-years'-post-graduate scholarship by the Japanese
   Ministery of Education and the German Academic Exchange Agency (DAAD)

   April-September 1993

   Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japanese language course

   October 1993-April 1995

   Science University of Tokyo with Prof. Fujisaki, studies in German and
   Japanese intonation, analysis of F0 contours

   June 1996

   Granted a two-years' funding for a research project on prosodic
   control in speech synthesis by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
   (DFG) at TU Dresden

   May 1998

   PhD in Electrical Engineering at TU Dresden. Supervisors: Prof.
   Rüdiger Hoffmann (TU Dresden), Prof. Hiroya Fujisaki (Science
   University of Tokyo), Prof. Eberhard Stock (Halle University)

   January-March 1999

   Short-term research project in alphabet recognition at Taiwan's
   National Chiao Tung University with Prof. Sin-Horng Chen

   Since January 2000

   DFG-post-doc fellow, working on prosody modeling, post-doc thesis

   Supervisors: Prof. Rüdiger Hoffmann (TU Dresden), Prof. Hiroya
   Fujisaki (Science University of Tokyo), Prof. John Local (The
   University of York)



   Working student with AEG-Sendertechnik, Berlin. Computer simulation of
   shortwave antennas, software development


   Student assistant in the interdisciplinary research project "Real time
   visualization of speech for the hearing impaired", Institute for
   Communication Science, Technical University of Berlin. Duties included
   hard- and software development for speech processing purposes.

   April-September 1990

   Development engineer with Telefunken-Sendertechnik (former AEG).
   Design of shortwave antennas and networks, software development.

   October 1990- March 1993

   Research engineer (part time) in the successor project to "Real time
   visualization of speech...". Duties included development and testing
   of a real time pitch extractor/ spectrum analyzer and various other
   software tools for speech processing purposes

   November 1995-December 1997

   Research engineer with TELES AG, Berlin. Development of speech
   technology (speech recognition / synthesis) for telephony
   applications, head of speech processing group.

   January 1998 -December 1999

   Product Manager for software usability and speech integration

   November 1996-October 1998

   Research assistant in the DFG-funded project "Prosodic control in
   Speech Synthesis" at TU Dresden

   Since April 1999

   Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (TFH) Berlin (Digital
   Signal Processing)

   Publications - click here

   Programming skills

   Operating Systems:

   MS-DOS, Windows, UNIX, VMS-VAX


   C, Fortran, Pascal


   x86, SUN, DSP 32

                        Further skills and interests


   German (mother tongue), English (fluent spoken and written), French,
                                  Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and
   Thai (all fluent spoken),

   Detailed knowledge of linguistics and phonetics

   Music (listening, playing and writing), cinema, literature, history,
   politics, foreign language teaching, sports (swimming, fitness)

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