Lecture series

OFAI 2023 Fall Lecture Series

OFAI is delighted to announce its 2023 Fall Lecture Series, featuring an eclectic lineup of internal and external speakers.

The talks are intended to familiarize …


Prof. Stacy Marsella, BA, MS, PhD, Northeastern University and University of Glasgow

Engineering the Impact of Emotion on Human Behavior

Computational models of human behavior are used in a wide range of artifacts. The synergy between psychology and the engineering of these artifacts is the …


Assoz. Prof. Mag. Hannes Fellner, MA, PhD, University of Vienna

Digital Advances on the Ancient Silk Road

In parts of the Ancient Silk Road, the Sanskrit, Tocharian, and Saka languages were written in a little-understood script known as Tarim Brahmi. Recent efforts …


Paolo Petta lecture postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone Paolo Petta's talk, originally scheduled for 26 April. A new date will be announced later. We …


Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Christoph Scheepers, University of Glasgow

The “Crossword Effect” in Free Word Recall: A Retrieval Advantage for Words Encoded in Line with their Spatial Associations

Word concepts are known to modulate sensori-motor responses, but it is less understood how sensori-motor actions influence access to word concepts in memory. This phenomenon …


Prof. Stacy Marsella lecture posponed

Engineering the Impact of Emotion on Human Behavior

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone Stacy Marsella's talk, originally scheduled for 2023-03-29, until Wednesday, May 17 at 18:30 CET (UTC …


Prof. Dr. Niels Taatgen, University of Groningen

The Skill-based Method of Modeling Human Intelligent Behavior

Humans are capable of performing many novel tasks with little or no instruction, contrary to machines. A possible solution – modelling a set of cognitive skills …


Prof. Mag. Phil. Winfried Lechner, PhD, University of Athens

Natural Language Semantics and Music

Applying methods of formal linguistics to the study of music has exposed homologies between the two systems, though meaning-related aspects of music have remained understudied …


Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Pucher, OFAI

Synthesizing Dialects, Faces, Singing Voices, Songbirds, and Famous Dead Actors

Statistical parametric speech synthesis has significantly improved the quality and flexibility of speech synthesis systems. Its uses in dialect interpolation, singing synthesis, and other application …


Prof. Benjamin Mako Hill, BA, MSc, PhD, University of Washington

Balancing Open Participation and Information Quality in Wikipedia Using Machine Learning

The Wikimedia Foundation has developed a set of ML/AI systems that have been shaping editing behaviour on Wikipedia. How these tools have impacted the …