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High honor for Tanja Schultz

The computer science professor Tanja Schultz has been appointed an IEEE Fellow as of January 1, 2020. Honorary membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Enginee is awarded to people with exceptional achievements and is a great honor for the University of Bremen.

The title of Fellow is one of the IEEE 's highest honors and is awarded after a rigorous evaluation process to members who have made an outstanding contribution to technological progress and scientific knowledge. Globally, less than 0.1 percent of voting members are selected for this honor each year.

Professor Tanja Schultz, Head of the Cognitive Systems Lab, receives this award for her contributions to multilingual speech recognition and biosignal processing. Through her research work, the scientist has played a key role in shaping these areas. "The appointment of Tanja Schultz is a great honor for the University of Bremen," says Professor Rolf Drechsler, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. "The award is further proof of the high quality of our scientists."

Spokesperson for the research focus "Minds, Media, Machines"

Tanja Schultz has been a professor at the Faculty of Mathematics/Computer Science at the University of Bremen since 2015. There, she is head of the Cognitive Systems department. In her research, the computer scientist focuses on cognitive technical systems for human-machine interaction based on language and biosignals. To this end, she combines machine learning methods with innovations in biosignal processing, such as in "silent speech communication" and "brain-to-text" systems. Together with Professor Michael Beetz, Tanja Schultz is spokesperson for the research focus "Minds, Media, Machines" at the University of Bremen.

Already received several awards

In 2012, she received the Alcatel-Lucent Research Award for her overall work in the field of "Humans and Technology in Communication Systems". In addition, Tanja Schultz was appointed ISCA Fellow (International Speech Communication Association) in 2016 for her contributions to "Multilingual Speech Recognition and Biosignal Processing for Human-Machine Interaction". She has been a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts since 2017 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Leibniz Science Campus "Digital Public Health" since 2019.

About the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a global professional association of engineers, mainly from the fields of electrical engineering and information technology. The association is based in the USA. It organizes technical conferences, publishes scientifically recognized technical journals and forms committees for the standardization of technologies, hardware and software. More than 400,000 members in over 160 countries worldwide are organized in the IEEE. With publications such as the journal IEEE Spectrum, the organization also promotes interdisciplinary information and the discussion of the social impact of new technologies.

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Prof.Dr.-Ing. Tanja Schultz
Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL)
Faculty of Mathematics/ Computer Science
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 64270
E-Mail: tanja.schultzuni-bremen.de