Masteropleidingen

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Beste algemene universiteit - Keuzegids Masters 2016

Prof. dr. Emiel Krahmer

Prof dr Emiel Krahmer

Emiel Krahmer

Full Professor at Tilburg University

"I'm fascinated by behavioral aspects of the way people speak, particularly in revealing the link between speech and facial gestures."

"Perhaps my own story will give people an idea of the kind of work we do here. I started out studying language technology, and did my PhD in theoretical linguistics. I'm currently exploring how people express meaning in language and my theoretical base has shifted from formal to cognitively influenced models.

I'm fascinated by behavioral aspects of the way people speak, so my research has increasingly come to focus on non-verbal communication. I'm particularly interested in revealing the link between speech and facial gestures. This work - which is important for designing 'characters' such as the virtual newscaster Ananova (so-called embodied conversational agents) - is fun as well as fascinating!

What's special about the research environment here at Tilburg is the rich interaction between linguistics, psychology, and language technology. It all takes place in a variety of research projects - many of them externally funded, which shows we're not an ivory tower! We're also lucky to have good research facilities for studying human-human and human-machine communication, for instance those using digital video processing techniques and eye-tracking."