Anja Philippsen

Researcher, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Email: anja [AT] nict.go.jp

I am interested in applying developmental learning approaches for enabling skill acquisition in robots and for gaining a better understanding of human learning. In my Ph.D. project I investigated how robots can acquire articulation skills by goal-directed exploration and in interaction with a human tutor. Further interests include machine learning, in particular, neural networks, and speech recognition and synthesis.

Personal homepage at CiNet

Career

Career Experience

December 2017 – present Researcher, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
September 2015 – December 2015 Visiting Research Student, Emergent Robotics Lab, Osaka University
January 2013 – July 2013 Graduate Assistant in the “SoziRob” Project, Applied Informatics Group, Bielefeld University
April 2012 – September 2012 Special Research Student, Emergent Robotics Lab, Osaka University
November 2011 – February 2012 Graduate Assistant in the “Dialog Demonstrator” Project, Applied Informatics Group, Bielefeld University

Education

January 2014 – November 2017 Ph.D. student, Cognitive Interaction Technology Center (CITEC) / Applied Informatics Group, Bielefeld University
September 2013 Master of Science, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University
September 2010 Bachelor of Science, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University

Awards

  • Best Oral Presentation at IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob) (September 2016)
  • Ph.D. research grant of CITEC (Cognitive Interaction Technology Center, Bielefeld) graduate school
  • PROMOS scholarship of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for semester abroad (April – September 2012)
  • “Deutschlandstipendium”: Achievement scholarship granted by the German regional foundation Stiftung Studienfonds OWL (October 2011 – September 2012)
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