Research Scientist, Multimodal System Architecture
Dr. Dirk Schnelle-Walka led the "Talk&Touch'' group at the Telecooperation Lab at TU Darmstadt until end of 2014. Since then, he works as a team lead speech for Harman (previously S1nn) in the automotive industry and as a research scientist for multimodal system asrchitectures at modality.ai to take his research portfolio to an industrial level. His research focus is on voice-centric multimodal interaction in smart spaces. He authored more than 60 book chapters, journal articles and conference papers and is chairing the Workshop on Interacting Smart Objects and the EICS Workshop on Engineering Interactive Systems with SCXML. He is also the head behind several open source projects around speech technology, e.g. the open source voice browser JVoiceXML.