Prof. Dr. Reinhold Häb-Umbach

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Prof. Dr. Reinhold Häb-Umbach

Nachrichtentechnik (NT) / Heinz Nixdorf Institut

Leiter - Professor

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+49 5251 60-3626
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+49 5251 60-3627
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Mi. 16.00 -17.00 Uhr

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Besucher:
Pohlweg 47-49
33098 Paderborn

Sonderforschungsbereich Transregio 318

Mitglied - Professor - Projektleiter C06

Telefon:
+49 5251 60-3626
E-Mail (Extern):
Büro:
P7.2.05.3
Web:
Web (Extern):
Besucher:
Pohlweg 47-49
33098 Paderborn
Honors and Awards

2022

  • Co-author of paper winning Best Student Paper Award at IWAENC 2022. Paper title: Monaural Source Separation: From Anechoic to Reverberant Environments, by T. Cord-Landwehr, Christoph Boeddeker, Thilo von Neumann, Catalin Zorila, Rama Doddipatla, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach

2021-2023

  • Distinguished Lecturer of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).

2020

  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Denomination: "for contributions to robustness of automatic speech recognition".

2017

  • "Top 10% Paper Award" at IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop, Luton, U.K.. Paper title: Multi-Stage Coherence Drift Based Sampling Rate Synchronization for Acoustic Beamforming, by. J. Schmalenstroeer, J. Heymann, L. Drude, C. Boeddeker, and R. Haeb-Umbach
  • Co-author of paper winning the best student paper award at Interspeech 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. Paper title: Hidden Markov Model Variational Autoencoder for Acoustic Unit Discovery, by J. Ebbers, J. Heymann, L. Drude, T. Glarner, R. Haeb-Umbach, and B. Raj

2015

  • Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). Denomination: "for contributions to improving robustness of ASR".

2013

  • Co-author of paper winning the best student paper award at IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU), Olomouc, Czech Republic. Paper title: A Hierarchical System for Word Discovery Exploiting DTW-Based Initialization, by O.Walter, T. Korthals, R. Haeb-Umbach, B. Raj

2012

  • Co-author of paper winning the best student paper award at International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC), Aachen, Germany. Paper title: Exploiting Temporal Correlations in Joint Multichannel Speech Separation and Noise Suppression Using Hidden Markov Models, by D.H. Tran Vu and R. Haeb-Umbach

2011

  • Co-author of publication nominated for best student paper Award at Interspeech 2011, Florence, Italy. Paper title: A Versatile Gaussian Splitting Approach to Non-Linear State Estimation and its Application to Noise-Robust ASR, by V. Leutnant, A. Krueger and R. Haeb-Umbach
  • Weierstraß-Prize of the University of Paderborn for excellence in teaching

2010

  • Co-author of Paper winning the best student paper award at International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control (IWAENC), Tel Aviv. Paper title: An EM Approach to Multichannel Speech Separation and Noise Suppression, by D.H. Tran Vu and R. Haeb-Umbach

2009

  • Senior Member, IEEE

1997

  • Innovation Prize of Philips Research for managing a project, which brought the first name-dialing functionality to Philips moble phones

1994

  • Innovation Prize of Philips Research for contributions to Philips' Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition System

1988

  • "Borchers Plague" of RWTH Aachen University for dissertation with honours

1983

  • "Springorum Plague of RWTH Aachen University for Dipl.-Ing. degree with distinction

1980-1983

  • Fellow of "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes" (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
Professional Highlights
  • Co-author of Robust Speech Recognition - A Bridge to Practical Applications, Elsevier, 2016
  • Published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences
  • Co-editors of the book Robust Speech Recognition of Uncertain or Missing Data: Theory and Applications, Springer, 2011
  • Ten competitive research grants by DFG (German Research Foundation) in last 10 years
  • Currently supervising 7 Ph.D. students
Service to the Scientific Community
  • IEEE Audio and Acoustics Signal Processing Technical Committee Member, 2022 - 2024
  • IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee Member, 2015 – 2020
  • Regional Publicity Chair, IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, Athens, Dec. 2018
  • Technical Program Chair, IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 2017
  • Regional Publicity Chair, IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, San Diego, Dec. 2016
  • General Chair, ITG Conference on Speech Communication, October 2016, Paderborn, Germany
  • Exhibition Chair of Interspeech 2015, Dresden, Germany
  • Chairman of ITG (German Engineering Society) Technical Committee Audiotechnology AT4 on Speech Processing; and member of Technical Committee "Signal Processing and Machine Learning"
  • Technical Reviewer for journals and conferences, including IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Elsevier Speech Communication, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, ICASSP, Interspeech, Eusipco, ASRU, SLT
  • Reviewer of grant applications to EU, DFG (German Research Foundation) and variousl foreign research organizations
  • Guest editor IEEE Selected Topics in Signal Processing, special issue on "Far-Field Speech Processing in the Era of Deep Learning: Speech Enhancement, Separation and Recognition", vol. 13. no. 4, Aug. 2019
  • Organizer of Special Session at ICASSP 2018 on "Multi-Microphone Speech Recognition", Calgary, April 2018
  • Guest editor IEEE Selected Topics in Signal Processing, special issue on „Natural Interaction with Intelligent Environments”, vol. 4, no. 5, Oct. 2010
Prof. Dr. Reinhold Häb-Umbach
Sonstiges
Seit 04/2001

Full professor of Communications Engineering at University of Paderborn, Germany

1990 - 2001

Research Staff Member at Philips Research Laboratories, Aachen, Germany

02/2000 - 01/2001

Sabbatical at Philips Natuurkundig Laboartorium, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1997

Appointment to Senior Scientist

08/1988 - 11/1989

Postdoctoral Fellow at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA

1988

Dr.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Dissertation: Carrier Phase Synchronization on Fading Channels

1983 - 1988

Research Staff Member at Department of Control Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

1983

Dipl.-Ing. RWTH Aachen University

Thesis: Open-Loop Phase Synchronization in a Digital Receiver

1977 - 1983

Study of Electrical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Seit 04/2001

Full professor of Communications Engineering at University of Paderborn, Germany

1990 - 2001

Research Staff Member at Philips Research Laboratories, Aachen, Germany

02/2000 - 01/2001

Sabbatical at Philips Natuurkundig Laboartorium, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1997

Appointment to Senior Scientist

08/1988 - 11/1989

Postdoctoral Fellow at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA

1988

Dr.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Dissertation: Carrier Phase Synchronization on Fading Channels

1983 - 1988

Research Staff Member at Department of Control Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

1983

Dipl.-Ing. RWTH Aachen University

Thesis: Open-Loop Phase Synchronization in a Digital Receiver

1977 - 1983

Study of Electrical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Publikationen

Aktuelle Publikationen

On the Integration of Sampling Rate Synchronization and Acoustic Beamforming
T. Gburrek, J. Schmalenstroeer, R. Haeb-Umbach, in: European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2023.
Frame-Wise and Overlap-Robust Speaker Embeddings for Meeting Diarization
T. Cord-Landwehr, C. Boeddeker, C. Zorilă, R. Doddipatla, R. Haeb-Umbach, in: ICASSP 2023 - 2023 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), IEEE, 2023.
LibriWASN: A Data Set for Meeting Separation, Diarization, and Recognition with Asynchronous Recording Devices
J. Schmalenstroeer, T. Gburrek, R. Haeb-Umbach, in: ITG Conference on Speech Communication, 2023.
A Teacher-Student Approach for Extracting Informative Speaker Embeddings From Speech Mixtures
T. Cord-Landwehr, C. Boeddeker, C. Zorilă, R. Doddipatla, R. Haeb-Umbach, in: INTERSPEECH 2023, ISCA, 2023.
On Feature Importance and Interpretability of Speaker Representations
F. Rautenberg, M. Kuhlmann, J. Wiechmann, F. Seebauer, P. Wagner, R. Haeb-Umbach, in: ITG Conference on Speech Communication, 2023.
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