Applied Informatics Group

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz Kummert

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Name: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kummert Franz
Phone: +49-521-106-2929
Office: CITEC 1.220
Email: franz [AT]

Franz Kummert received the diploma and the Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) degree in computer science from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany, in 1987 and 1991, respectively. In 1996 he received the venia legendi (Habilitation) in computer science from the Faculty of Technology of Bielefeld University, Germany. Since 2002 he is a apl. professor for pattern recognition. From 1987 to 1990 he worked at the research group for Pattern Recognition (Institut für Informatik, Mustererkennung) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany. Since 1991, he is with the research group Applied Informatics (Angewandte Informatik) at Bielefeld University, Germany. Since 2003 he is the dean of studies of the Faculty of Technology, and from 2004 to 2010 he was a member of the Senat of Bielefeld University. His fields of research are speech and image understanding and human-robot interaction. He has published various papers in these fields, and is author of a book on the control of a speech understanding system and on the automatic interpretation of speech and image signals. Dr. Kummert is Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Recent Best Paper/Poster Awards

Goal Babbling of Acoustic-Articulatory Models with Adaptive Exploration Noise
Philippsen A, Reinhart F, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob) 


Are you talking to me? Improving the robustness of dialogue systems in a multi party HRI scenario by incorporating gaze direction and lip movement of attendees
Richter V, Carlmeyer B, Lier F, Meyer zu Borgsen S, Kummert F, Wachsmuth S, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human-agent Interaction (HAI) 


"Look at Me!": Self-Interruptions as Attention Booster?
Carlmeyer B, Schlangen D, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI)


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