Alexander Waibel

How is Artificial Intelligence Changing Science?

Research in the Era of Learning Algorithms

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Prof. Dr. Alexander Waibel

Applicant, Planning Grant

Computer Science, Main Research Area: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Automatic Speech Recognition & Translation, Multimodal and Perceptual User Interfaces, Neural Networks

School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: +1 412 260 0307

Institute of Anthropomatics
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Adenauerring 2
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 172 724 6380



  • 1986: PhD, Carnegie Mellon University (Computer Science), Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 1980: M.S., Carnegie Mellon University (Computer Science), Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 1979: B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), Cambridge, Mass. USA


Research Experience

  • 2013–2014: Director of Engineering, Founding Director of the Language Technology Group at Facebook, Menlo Park, CA
  • 2004: Director of the international center for Advanced Communication Technologies
    present (interACT,
  • 1990: University Professor, Computer Science, University of Karlsruhe, Germany present and School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 1988–1990: Research Computer Scientist, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 1987–1988: Invited Research Scientist, ATR Interpreting Telephony Research Laboratories, Osaka, Japan.
  • 1986–1987: Research Associate, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University
    1980-1985: Member of research staff, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University


Relevant Publications

  • Waibel, Alexander. „Multimodal Dialogue Processing for Machine Translation.“ The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces, Association for Computing Machinery, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, vol.3, 2019.
  • Waibel, Alexander, et al. „Very Deep Self-Attention Networks for End-to-End Speech Recognition.“, Interspeech, 2019.
  • —. „Neural Codes to Factor Language in Multilingual Speech Recognition“, International Conference on Acoustics, 2019.