Björn W. Schuller, Imperial College London, UK
Björn W. Schuller, received his diploma, doctoral degree, habilitation, and Adjunct Teaching Professor, all in EE/IT, from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. He is Full Professor and Head of the Chair of Complex and Intelligent Systems at the University of Passau, Germany, and Reader (Associate Professor) in Machine Learning at Imperial College London, UK. He is also the co-founding CEO of the company audEERING, and a permanent Visiting Professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, China, among further Associateships. Previous major positions include Joanneum Research in Graz, Austria, and the Computer Science Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering (CNRS-LIMSI) in Orsay, France. Dr Schuller is Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and President-Emeritus of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing.
He has (co-)authored over 600 publications (14,000 citations, h-index=56). He is the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, a General Chair of ACII 2019 and ACM ICMI 2014, a Programme Chair of Interspeech 2019, ACII 2015 and 2011, ACM ICMI 2013, and IEEE SocialCom 2012. He has won a range of awards including being honoured as one of 40 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40 by the World Economic Forum in 2015, has served as Coordinator/PI in more than 10 European Projects, and is a consultant for companies, such as Huawei and Samsung.
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