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Sven Wachsmuth received the Diploma in computer science from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing.) also in computer science from Bielefeld University in 2001.
In 1997 he joined the Applied Computer Science Group (Angewandte Informatik) at the Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University. From 1997 to 2000 he worked within the collaborative research centre 360 "Situated Artificial Communicators". Since 2001, he holds a faculty staff position as a senior researcher (wiss. Assistent) in the Applied Computer Science Group and, recently, was announced as the head of the central lab facilities of the Excellence Cluster 277 "Cognitive Interaction Technology". In Nov 2002, he took a sabbatical year supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Computer Science Department of the University of Toronto as a host of Prof. Sven Dickinson. In 2002 and 2004-2005, he was responsible for the EC funded project "Visual Active Memory Processes and Interactive REtrieval" (VAMPIRE) as a technical coordinator as a technical coordinator. He is principle investigator in the special research centre 673 "Alignment in Communication" (A4) and the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab).
His research interests include cognitive and perceptive systems, human-machine communication, the interaction of speech and visual processing, and other domains of uncertain reasoning, especially applications of graphical models. He has published various papers in these fields and was co-organizer of the workshop "Integration of Speech and Image Understanding" within ICCV'99 in Corfu, Greece, 1999.