Speech Communication

Speech Communication covers speech production and speech perception of the sounds used in spoken human language. It is a highly interdisciplinary field that is studied by several academic disciplines including acoustics, psychology, speech pathology, linguistics, cognitive science, communication studies, computer science, and signal processing. Research in Speech Communication at our lab focuses on automatic speech processing techniques for human-machine-interaction, for enhancing speech transmission, and for improving life quality of disabled persons. This involves research topics in speech signal processing, like speech analysis, speech enhancement and transmission, as well as research topics in automatic speech communication, like acoustic source localization, speech and speaker recognition, and several language technologies. To this end, our lab provides the Speech Communication research area with an ideal combination of other research areas, like nonlinear signal processing, and intelligent systems.