Steffen Pauws

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Dr. Steffen Pauws studied medical informatics at Leiden University, the Netherlands, graduating in 1991. His study concerned the use of oesophagus phono-cardiography for the policlinical diagnosis of the functioning of implanted heart valves, funded by the Dutch Heart Foundation.

Following his study, he started a post-master programme on Software Technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology, graduating in 1993 on the use of automatic speech recognition for report dictation by anatomy-pathologists.

From 1993 to 2000, he continued working for the Eindhoven University, but now at the IPO (Institute of Perception Research), which was a foundation between Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven and the university. He specialized himself in speech interfaces and speech synthesis applications and began to explore the field of user-system interaction and user evaluation. Captivated by the latter field of research, he started his Ph.D. work at the end of 1994 that was completed in 2000.

Since March 2000, Dr. Pauws has been working for the Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven. Driven by his interest for music, he merged into the field of signal processing, discrete algorithms and combinatorial optimization for music retrieval applications in the Media Interaction group. This work has always been embedded in a consumer electronics context with active end-user involvement. Currently, he is cluster leader of the cluster 'Intelligent Algorithms' in the Media Interaction group.

The results of his work have been presented at international conferences, have been published in international journals, have been patented or are drafted as patent applications.

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Wijnalda, G., Pauws, Steffen, Vignoli, Fabio, Stuckenschmidt, Heiner (2005): A personalized music system for motivation in sport performance. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 4 (3) pp. 26-32.

Pauws, Steffen, Bouwhuis, Don, Eggen, Berry (2000): Programming and Enjoying Music with Your Eyes Closed. In: Turner, Thea, Szwillus, Gerd, Czerwinski, Mary, Peterno, Fabio, Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2000 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 1-6, 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands. pp. 376-383.

Tiemann, Marco, Pauws, Steffen (2007): Towards ensemble learning for hybrid music recommendation. In: Proceedings of the 2007 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2007, . pp. 177-178.