Anja Philippsen, Ph.D.

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

August 2018 Ph.D. in Computer Science, Faculty of Technology, 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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