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Idiap Research Institute, CH
AMI Scientific Coordinator
Prof. Hervé Bourlard
Areas of expertise: speech processing, computer vision, machine learning, multimodal interaction, smart meeting room, handwriting recognition, multimodal indexing.
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German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), D
Prof.WolfgangWahlster and Dr. Tilman Becker
Areas of expertise: Intelligent visualisation and simulation systems, language technology, intelligent user interfaces.


International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley/CA
Prof. Nelson Morgan, USA
Areas of expertise: language and dialogue modelling, spoken language processing, speaker modelling, smart meeting room.

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Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), NL
Dr. Wessel Kraaij, Dr. Wilfried Post, NL
Areas of expertise: multimodal summarisation, information retrieval, natural language processing, computer vision, human factors, HCI, audio analysis, user-centred design, usability testing, group decision making, computer supported collaborative work.

CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia, Australia
Dr Iain McCowan
Areas of expertise: content analysis of medical multimedia, technological support for clinical teams, sensor signal processing for patient monitoring.

Academic Partners

University of Edinburgh (UEDIN), UK
AMI Administrative Coordinator
Institute for Communicating and Collaborative Systems,
Prof. Johanna Moore, Prof. Steve Renals and Dr. Jean Carletta
Areas of expertise: dialogue understanding, cognitive engineering, multimodal annotation


Sheffield University (USFD), UK
AMI Training Coordinator
(1) Computer Science Department, Speech and Hearing Research Group,
Prof. Phil Green;

(2) Department of Information Studies, Prof. Steve Whittaker
Areas of expertise: speech processing, computational scene analysis, dialogue modelling, machine learning, noisy text indexing and summarisation; HCI

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Brno University of Technology (BUT), Czech Republic
Institute of Computer Graphics and Multimedia,
Prof. Hynek Hermansky
Areas of expertise: speech coding, speech recognition, speaker recognition, machine vision.

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Munich University of Technology (TUM), D
Institute of man-machine communication,
Prof. Gerhard Rigoll
Areas of expertise: multimodal man-machine communication, language engineering, computer vision, gesture recognition.

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University of Twente (UT), NL
(Parlevink language engineering group,
Prof. Franciska de Jong and Prof. Anton Nijholt
Areas of expertise: multimodal interaction, multimedia retrieval, virtual reality, agent technology.

Industrial Partners

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Philips Consumer Electronics BV, NL
Mr. Kees Tuinenbreijer
Area of expertise: interactive services and applications on the move.

Lucas Noldus
Noldus software and services for research enhances the quality of scientific data, increases productivity, and makes optimal use of human or animal resources

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