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Courses in winter semester 2009/10

PhD Colloquium and Presentation of Research

When: fortnightly, Thursdays, 16:15-17:45
Where: Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, Schellingstr. 3, front building. library (room nr 226)

05.11.2009 Presentation of Research

PD Dr. Florian Schiel, Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing
Bavarian Archive of Speech Signals (BAS): Speech Corpora and Statistics

19.11.2009 PhD Colloquium

Andreas Hauser
Stefanie Schatz

03.12.2009 Presentation of Research

Prof. Dr. Klaus Schulz, Center for  Information and Language Processing
Speech Technology to improve Optical Character Recognition in Historical Documents

17.12.2009 PhD Colloquium

Veronika Neumeyer

14.01.2010 Presentation of Research (cancelled)

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Leisch, Computationale Statistik
Statistical analysis of certain phonetic data

28.01.2010 PhD Colloquium

Pinar Wennerberg
Mareike Plüschke

11.02.2010 PhD Colloquium

Christian Heinrich
Clara Tillmanns

Workshop "Presenting Scientific Papers in English"

When 28.11.2009, 9.00 - 17.00 Uhr

Where: Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, Schellingstr. 3, front building, library (room nr. 226)
Lecturer: Russell Anthony Meek


Orientation. How to structure your Introduction.
Practicing and Perfecting the International Presentation Outline.

Presentation Practice and Feedback

Break (Feedback continued)

Presentation Practice and Feedback (focusing on audience rapport and handling questions)

Lunch (self-catered) / individual coaching for those who want it

Intensive Practice using all previous feedback. Refining language and technique

Participant critique of workshop. Close.


Lecturer: Sibylle von Tiedemann
Where: Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, Schellingstr. 3, front building, library (room nr 226)

1. Session: Das Exposé

13.11.2009, 10.00-12.30

The synopsis is the layout of a PhD thesis and is supposed to contain a condensed description of the thesis. It is a survey of the previous planning work and includes the future steps. A synopsis covers the state-of-art of research, theoretical position, goals of the study, methodological approach, provisional outline, and the required resources.

2. Session: Working and Timing Schedule

16.11.2009, 14.00 - 15.45

3. Session: Scholarships

04.12.2009, 10.30 - 12.00

4. Session: LaTeX and Word - Pros and Cons

04.02.2010, 16:15 - 17:45, CIP-Pool (234)

5. Session: Project Management of a PhD thesis

08.03.2010, 13.00-15.30

A dissertation is a project in which the PhD student is both boss and employee having different fields of duties simultaneously. This can lead to various conflicts (nice weather outside, but no work done). How can a thesis be scheduled? This session is supposed to contribute to establishing a feasible timing and working schedule.

General Courses

In addition to the previously mentioned workshops, courses from the general course offerings of the participating institutes can be attended.