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Tobias Watzel, M.Sc.

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Human-Machine Communication (Prof. Rigoll)

Postal address

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

Research Areas

• Deep Learning
• Speech Recognition


  • Kürzinger L., Watzel T., Li L., Baumgartner R., Rigoll G.: Exploring Hybrid CTC/Attention End-to-End Speech Recognition with Gaussian Processes. Proc. 21st International Conference on Speech and Computer SPECOM 2019, Springer, 2019Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 258-269 more… Full text ( DOI )
  • Watzel T., Li L., Kürzinger L., Rigoll G.: Deep Neural Network Quantizers Outperforming Continuous Speech Recognition Systems. Proc. 21st International Conference on Speech and Computer SPECOM 2019, Springer, 2019Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 530-539 more… Full text ( DOI )
  • Watzel, T.; Rigoll, G.: Performance Comparison of Deep Neural Network Quantizers to Continuous ASR Systems. Fortschritte der Akustik -- DAGA '19, 2019, pp. 947-949 more… Full text (mediaTUM)


Chinesisch-Deutsches Hochschulkolleg in Shanghai:
- supervision of double-degree program between TUM and Tongji University (since April 2017)

Student projects

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Open Topics

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Finished Projects

• A Comparative Study of Pre-trained Language Models for Contextual Document Representation (Bachelor's Thesis)
• Sensorfusion und Zustandsschätzung auf Grundlage rauschbehafteter Messdaten (Research Internship)
• Wake-Up Word Recognition with DNNs (Research Internship)
• A comparison of techniques for language model integration in encoder-decoder speech recognition (Scientific Seminar)
• Framework Comparison of Tensorflow and Kaldi Using TDNN and LSTM for Hybrid Speech Recognition (Master's Thesis)
• Deep Reinforcement Learning for Decision Making in Autonomous Driving (Master's Thesis)
• Application of Gaussian Mixture VAE in Natural Language Processing (Research Internship)
• A Comparison of Techniques for Language Model Integration in Encoder-Decoder Speech Recognition (Scientific Seminar)

• Entwicklung einer Sprachsteuerung für das Brettspiel “Professor Pünschge” (IDP)
• Application of MFCC Features in Speech Enhancement Generative Adversarial Network (Research Internship)
• Attacks on Neural Networks for Speech Recognition (Scientific Seminar)
• Improving ASR systems with E-Vectors (Scientific Seminar)
• Improved Training of End-to-End Attention Models for Speech Recognition (Scientific Seminar)
• Development of a Perception System for Autonomous Driving (Research Internship)