Björn Schuller

Dr. Björn Schuller

Position:

Faculty Member

Email:

Personal website:

http://www.schuller.it/

Biography

Björn W. Schuller received his diploma in 1999 and his doctoral degree for his study on Automatic Speech and Emotion Recognition in 2006, both in electrical engineering and information technology from TUM (Munich University of Technology), one of Germany's repeatedly highest ranked and among its first three Excellence Universities.

He is tenured as Senior Researcher and Lecturer in Pattern Recognition and Speech Processing heading the Intelligent Audio Analysis Group at TUM’s Institute for Human-Machine Communication since 2006. From 2009 to 2010 he lived in Paris/France and was with the CNRS-LIMSI Spoken Language Processing Group in Orsay/France dealing with affective and social signals in speech. In 2010 he was also a visiting scientist in the Imperial College London's Department of Computing in London/UK working on audiovisual behaviour recognition. Best known are his works advancing Human-Machine-Interaction, Cognitive Systems, Audiovisual Processing, Affective Computing, and Music Information Retrieval.

Dr. Schuller is a member of the ACM, HUMAINE Association, IEEE and ISCA and (co-)authored 2 books and more than 180 publications in peer reviewed books (14), journals (18), and conference proceedings in the field of signal processing, and machine learning leading to more than 1,000 citations - his current H-index equals 17. He serves as member of the steering committee and guest editor of the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, as guest editor for the Computer Speech and Language, Speech Communication and the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, reviewer for more than 20 further leading journals and multiple conferences in the field, and as invited speaker, session and challenge organizer including the first of their kind INTERSPEECH 2009 Emotion and 2010 Paralinguistic Challenges and chairman and programme committee member of numerous international workshops and conferences. Project steering board activity and involvement in current and past research projects include the awarded SEMAINE project funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), and projects funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and companies as BMW, Continental, Daimler, Siemens, Toyota, and VDO. Advisory board activities comprise his membership as invited expert in the W3C Emotion Incubator and Emotion Markup Language Incubator Groups, and his repeated election into the Executive Committee of the HUMAINE Association where he chairs the Special Interest Group Speech.

Projects:

h2020-aria

Publications

Journal articles

A deep matrix factorization method for learning attribute representations

G. Trigeorgis, K. Bousmalis, S. Zafeiriou, B. Schuller. submitted to TPAMI. 2015.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@article{dsnmf2015,
    author = {G. Trigeorgis and K. Bousmalis and S. Zafeiriou and B. Schuller},
    journal = {submitted to TPAMI},
    title = {A deep matrix factorization method for learning attribute representations},
    year = {2015},
}
Endnote reference [hide]

Building Autonomous Sensitive Artificial Listeners

M. Schroder, E. Bevacqua, R. Cowie, F. Eyben, H. Gunes, D. Heylen, M. Maat, G. Mckeown, S. Pammi, M. Pantic, C. Pelachaud, B. Schuller, E. Sevin, M. F. Valstar, M. Woellmer. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. 3(2): pp. 165 - 183, October 2011.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@article{schroder2011building,
    author = {M. Schroder and E. Bevacqua and R. Cowie and F. Eyben and H. Gunes and D. Heylen and M. Maat and G. Mckeown and S. Pammi and M. Pantic and C. Pelachaud and B. Schuller and E. Sevin and M. F. Valstar and M. Woellmer},
    pages = {165--183},
    journal = {IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing},
    month = {October},
    number = {2},
    title = {Building Autonomous Sensitive Artificial Listeners},
    volume = {3},
    year = {2011},
}
Endnote reference [hide]
%0 Journal Article
%T Building Autonomous Sensitive Artificial Listeners
%A Schroder, M.
%A Bevacqua, E.
%A Cowie, R.
%A Eyben, F.
%A Gunes, H.
%A Heylen, D.
%A Maat, M.
%A Mckeown, G.
%A Pammi, S.
%A Pantic, M.
%A Pelachaud, C.
%A Schuller, B.
%A Sevin, E.
%A Valstar, M. F.
%A Woellmer, M.
%J IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
%D 2011
%8 October
%V 3
%N 2
%F schroder2011building
%P 165-183

Conference articles

Deep Canonical Time Warping

G. Trigeorgis, M. A. Nicolaou, S. Zafeiriou, B. Schuller. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition (CVPR'16). June 2016.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@inproceedings{trigeorgis2016DCTW,
    booktitle = {Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition (CVPR'16)},
    month = {June},
    title = {Deep Canonical Time Warping},
    year = {2016},
}
Endnote reference [hide]

Adieu Features? End-to- End Speech Emotion Recognition using a Deep Convolutional Recurrent Network

G. Trigeorgis, F. Ringeval, R. B. , E. Marchi, M. Nicoalou a., B. Schuller, S. Zafeiriou. ICASSP. march 2016.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@inproceedings{trigeorgis_icassp16,
    author = {G. Trigeorgis and F. Ringeval and R. B. and E. Marchi and M. Nicoalou a. and B. Schuller and S. Zafeiriou},
    booktitle = {ICASSP},
    month = {march},
    title = {Adieu Features? End-to- End Speech Emotion Recognition using a Deep Convolutional Recurrent Network},
    year = {2016},
}
Endnote reference [hide]

A Deep Semi-NMF Model for Learning Hidden Representations

G. Trigeorgis, K. Bousmalis, S. Zafeiriou, B. Schuller. International Conference on Machine Learning. 2014.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@inproceedings{dsnmf2014,
    author = {G. Trigeorgis and K. Bousmalis and S. Zafeiriou and B. Schuller},
    booktitle = {International Conference on Machine Learning},
    title = {A Deep Semi-NMF Model for Learning Hidden Representations},
    year = {2014},
}
Endnote reference [hide]

AVEC 2013 - The Continuous Audio/Visual Emotion and Depression Recognition Challenge

M. F. Valstar, B. Schuller, K. Smith, F. Eyben, B. Jiang, S. Bilakhia, S. Schnieder, R. Cowie, M. Pantic. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM'13). Barcelona, Spain, October 2013.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@inproceedings{avec2013,
    author = {M. F. Valstar and B. Schuller and K. Smith and F. Eyben and B. Jiang and S. Bilakhia and S. Schnieder and R. Cowie and M. Pantic},
    address = {Barcelona, Spain},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM'13)},
    month = {October},
    title = {AVEC 2013 - The Continuous Audio/Visual Emotion and Depression Recognition Challenge},
    year = {2013},
}
Endnote reference [hide]
%0 Conference Proceedings
%T AVEC 2013 - The Continuous Audio/Visual Emotion and Depression Recognition Challenge
%A Valstar, M. F.
%A Schuller, B.
%A Smith, K.
%A Eyben, F.
%A Jiang, B.
%A Bilakhia, S.
%A Schnieder, S.
%A Cowie, R.
%A Pantic, M.
%B Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM?13)
%D 2013
%8 October
%C Barcelona, Spain
%F avec2013

Audiovisual Vocal Outburst Classification In Noisy Acoustic Conditions

F. Eyben, S. Petridis, B. Schuller, M. Pantic. Proceedings of IEEE Int’l Conf. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP’12). Kyoto, Japan, pp. 5097 - 5100, March 2012.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@inproceedings{eybenPetridis_ICASSP2012,
    author = {F. Eyben and S. Petridis and B. Schuller and M. Pantic},
    pages = {5097--5100},
    address = {Kyoto, Japan},
    booktitle = { Proceedings of IEEE Int’l Conf. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP’12)},
    month = {March},
    title = {Audiovisual Vocal Outburst Classification In Noisy Acoustic Conditions},
    year = {2012},
}
Endnote reference [hide]
%0 Conference Proceedings
%T Audiovisual Vocal Outburst Classification In Noisy Acoustic Conditions
%A Eyben, F.
%A Petridis, S.
%A Schuller, B.
%A Pantic, M.
%B Proceedings of IEEE Int’l Conf. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP’12)
%D 2012
%8 March
%C Kyoto, Japan
%F eybenPetridis_ICASSP2012
%P 5097-5100

Audiovisual classification of vocal outbursts in human conversation using long-short-term memory networks

F. Eyben, S. Petridis, B. Schuller, G. Tzimiropoulos, S. Zafeiriou. Proceedings of IEEE Int’l Conf. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP’11). Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 5844 - 5847, May 2011.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@inproceedings{EybenEtAlICASSP2011,
    author = {F. Eyben and S. Petridis and B. Schuller and G. Tzimiropoulos and S. Zafeiriou},
    pages = {5844--5847},
    address = { Prague, Czech Republic},
    booktitle = { Proceedings of IEEE Int’l Conf. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP’11)},
    month = {May},
    title = {Audiovisual classification of vocal outbursts in human conversation using long-short-term memory networks},
    year = {2011},
}
Endnote reference [hide]
%0 Conference Proceedings
%T Audiovisual classification of vocal outbursts in human conversation using long-short-term memory networks
%A Eyben, F.
%A Petridis, S.
%A Schuller, B.
%A Tzimiropoulos, G.
%A Zafeiriou, S.
%B Proceedings of IEEE Int’l Conf. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP’11)
%D 2011
%8 May
%C Prague, Czech Republic
%F EybenEtAlICASSP2011
%P 5844-5847

String-based Audiovisual Fusion of Behavioural Events for the Assessment of Dimensional Affect

F. Eyben, M. Wollmer, M. F. Valstar, H. Gunes, B. Schuller, M. Pantic. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG'11). Santa Barbara, CA, USA, pp. 322 - 329, March 2011.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@inproceedings{EybenEtAlFG2011,
    author = {F. Eyben and M. Wollmer and M. F. Valstar and H. Gunes and B. Schuller and M. Pantic},
    pages = {322--329},
    address = {Santa Barbara, CA, USA},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG'11)},
    month = {March},
    title = {String-based Audiovisual Fusion of Behavioural Events for the Assessment of Dimensional Affect},
    year = {2011},
}
Endnote reference [hide]
%0 Conference Proceedings
%T String-based Audiovisual Fusion of Behavioural Events for the Assessment of Dimensional Affect
%A Eyben, F.
%A Wollmer, M.
%A Valstar, M. F.
%A Gunes, H.
%A Schuller, B.
%A Pantic, M.
%B Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG?11)
%D 2011
%8 March
%C Santa Barbara, CA, USA
%F EybenEtAlFG2011
%P 322-329

Come and Have an Emotional Workout with Sensitive Artificial Listeners!

M. Schroder, S. Pammi, H. Gunes, M. Pantic, M. F. Valstar, R. Cowie, G. Mckeown, D. Heylen, M. Maat, F. Eyben, B. Schuller, M. Wollmer, E. Bevacqua, C. Pelachaud, E. Sevin. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG'11). Santa Barbara, CA, USA, pp. 646, March 2011.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@inproceedings{SchroderEtAlFG2011,
    author = {M. Schroder and S. Pammi and H. Gunes and M. Pantic and M. F. Valstar and R. Cowie and G. Mckeown and D. Heylen and M. Maat and F. Eyben and B. Schuller and M. Wollmer and E. Bevacqua and C. Pelachaud and E. Sevin},
    pages = {646},
    address = {Santa Barbara, CA, USA},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG'11)},
    month = {March},
    title = {Come and Have an Emotional Workout with Sensitive Artificial Listeners!},
    year = {2011},
}
Endnote reference [hide]
%0 Conference Proceedings
%T Come and Have an Emotional Workout with Sensitive Artificial Listeners!
%A Schroder, M.
%A Pammi, S.
%A Gunes, H.
%A Pantic, M.
%A Valstar, M. F.
%A Cowie, R.
%A Mckeown, G.
%A Heylen, D.
%A Maat, M.
%A Eyben, F.
%A Schuller, B.
%A Wollmer, M.
%A Bevacqua, E.
%A Pelachaud, C.
%A Sevin, E.
%B Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG?11)
%D 2011
%8 March
%C Santa Barbara, CA, USA
%F SchroderEtAlFG2011
%P 646

Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Space: A Survey

H. Gunes, B. Schuller, M. Pantic, R. Cowie. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG'11), EmoSPACE 2011 - 1st International Workshop on Emotion Synthesis, rePresentation, and Analysis in Continuous spacE. Santa Barbara, CA, USA, pp. 827 - 834, March 2011.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@inproceedings{GunesEtAlFG2011EmoSPACE,
    author = {H. Gunes and B. Schuller and M. Pantic and R. Cowie},
    pages = {827--834},
    address = {Santa Barbara, CA, USA},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG'11), EmoSPACE 2011 - 1st International Workshop on Emotion Synthesis, rePresentation, and Analysis in Continuous spacE},
    month = {March},
    title = {Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Space: A Survey},
    year = {2011},
}
Endnote reference [hide]
%0 Conference Proceedings
%T Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Space: A Survey
%A Gunes, H.
%A Schuller, B.
%A Pantic, M.
%A Cowie, R.
%B Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG?11), EmoSPACE 2011 - 1st International Workshop on Emotion Synthesis, rePresentation, and Analysis in Continuous spacE
%D 2011
%8 March
%C Santa Barbara, CA, USA
%F GunesEtAlFG2011EmoSPACE
%P 827-834

A Demonstration of Audiovisual Sensitive Artificial Listeners

M. Schroeder, E. Bevacqua, F. Eyben, H. Gunes, D. Heylen, M. Maat, S. Pammi, M. Pantic, C. Pelachaud, B. Schuller, E. Sevin, M. F. Valstar, M. Woellmer. Proc. of ACII 2009, Proceedings of IEEE Int'l Conf. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interfaces (ACII'09). Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1: pp. 263 - 264, September 2009.

Bibtex reference [hide]
@inproceedings{Schroeder2009adoas,
    author = {M. Schroeder and E. Bevacqua and F. Eyben and H. Gunes and D. Heylen and M. Maat and S. Pammi and M. Pantic and C. Pelachaud and B. Schuller and E. Sevin and M. F. Valstar and M. Woellmer},
    pages = {263--264},
    address = {Amsterdam, Netherlands},
    booktitle = {Proc. of ACII 2009, Proceedings of IEEE Int'l Conf. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interfaces (ACII'09)},
    month = {September},
    title = {A Demonstration of Audiovisual Sensitive Artificial Listeners},
    volume = {1},
    year = {2009},
}
Endnote reference [hide]
%0 Conference Proceedings
%T A Demonstration of Audiovisual Sensitive Artificial Listeners
%A Schroeder, M.
%A Bevacqua, E.
%A Eyben, F.
%A Gunes, H.
%A Heylen, D.
%A Maat, M.
%A Pammi, S.
%A Pantic, M.
%A Pelachaud, C.
%A Schuller, B.
%A Sevin, E.
%A Valstar, M. F.
%A Woellmer, M.
%B Proc. of ACII 2009, Proceedings of IEEE Int?l Conf. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interfaces (ACII?09)
%D 2009
%8 September
%V 1
%C Amsterdam, Netherlands
%F Schroeder2009adoas
%P 263-264