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Bernd J. Kröger: biography


Education:
1985 Master's degree in Physics, University of Münster WWU
1989 PhD degree in Phonetics, University of Cologne UniKöln, Advisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Georg Heike
1997 Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification ("Habilitation") in Phonetics, University of Cologne UniKöln


Positions:
1987-1990 Research Associate, Department of Phonetics (Head: Prof. Dr. G. Heike), University of Cologne
1990-1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Phonetics (Head: Prof. Dr. G. Heike), University of Cologne
1999-2000 Guest Professor, Centre for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals Research (ZAS) and Department for German Language and Linguistics, Humboldt University of Berlin
2001-now Professor and Senior Researcher, Department of Phoniatrics, Pedaudiology, and Communication Disorders, Medical School, RWTH Aachen University (Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Chr. Neuschaefer-Rube)


Functions:
Erasmus-Socrates-Coordinator for the RWTH Aachen University course "speech and language therapy" (SLT, Lefo)


Research project funding:
  • 1993-1996 EU-project ESPRIT-BR-6975 "Speech maps" (main partner: ICP Grenoble)
  • 1994-1997 DFG-project KR-1439/2 "Gestural analysis of speech movements"
  • 1998-2000 DFG-project KR-1439/5 "Articulatory-gestural analysis and modeling of single words in apraxia of speech"
  • 2005-2006 RWTH-Aachen-University-funding for innovation in teaching, Project Kröger: "Interactive speaker model"
  • 2005-2007 DFG-project KR-1439/10 "Time-domain simulation of a three-dimensional integrative vocal tract model for articulatory speech synthesis"
  • 2007-2009 EU-grant: 133920-LLP-1-2007-1 "European Clinical Specialization in Motor Speech Disorders" (Coordinator: Strathclyde University Glasgow)
  • 2007-2010 DFG-project KR-1439/13 "Development of a neurophonetic model of speech production and speech perception"
  • 2009-2012 DFG-project KR-1439/15 "Control concept for high quality articulatory speech synthesis of single words"
  • 2012-2017 Participation as external researcher in a project of Tianjin University (China): "The Neuro-Physiological Model of Speech Production and Its Control", National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 61233009
  • 2013-2015 Participation in research project "REHA-Vox" (leaded by Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hoffmann, TU-Dresden)

Memberships:
  • European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems euCognition
  • European Network COST: Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Non-verbal Communication COST Action 2102
  • Society for Neuroscience SfN
  • International Phonetic Association IPA
  • International Clinical Phonetics & Linguistics Association ICPLA
  • International Speech Communication Association ISCA
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik DEGA
  • Gesellschaft für Aphasieforschung und -behandlung GAB

Awards:
Annelie-Frohn-Preis 2009 of the German Society of Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology DGPP


Short visits:
Asia:
Phonetics and Speech Science Laboratory, Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, Prof. Dr. Aijun Li, Prof. Dr. Qiang Fang, in Oct 2012, April 2014
Cognitive Computation and Applications Laboratory, School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, China, Prof. Dr. Jianwu Dang, in Oct 2011, April 2012, Oct 2012
JAIST Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Japan, Prof. Dr. Jianwu Dang, in Feb 1010
Human-Computer Communications Laboratory, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, China, Prof. Dr. Helen Meng, in July 2009
US/Canada:
Centre for Theorectical Neurosciences, University of Waterloo, Canada, Nengo Summerschool in June 2014
Phonetics and Phonology Group, USC Department of Linguistics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA , Prof. Dr. Dani Byrd, Prof. Dr. Louis Goldstein, in Sept 2007
Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT, Prof. Dr. Louis Goldstein, Dr. Mark Tiede, in Sept 2006
RLE Speech Communiation Group at MIT, Boston, MA , Dr. Joe Perkell, in Sept 2006
CNS Speech Lab, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, Boston, MA , Prof. Dr. Frank Guenther, in Sept 2006
Europe:
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Frankfurt (Main), Germany, Theoretical Neuroscience Group, Prof. Dr. Jochen Triesch, in March 2013
Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) Universität Bielefeld, Germany, Prof. Dr. Stefan Kopp, in August 2011
IPS Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, Prof. Dr. Jonathan Harrington, Dr. Phil Hoole, Dr. Marianne Pouplier, in Feb 2008
LORIA Speech Group, Nancy, France, Dr. Yves Laprie, in Nov 2006


Some other stuff:
Bernd J. Kröger at isi
Bernd J. Kröger at Google Scholar
Bernd J. Kröger at Wikipedia
My Neurocomputational Model at Wikipedia
My idea on Phonetotopy at Wikipedia

I am deeply missing Gunnar and Luise

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Bernd J. Kröger, April 2017