MIN Faculty
Department of Informatics
Knowledge Technology

Dipl.-Inform. Stefan Heinrich

Research and Teaching Associate of Knowledge Technology Group

Contact Info

Address: University of Hamburg
Department of Informatics
Vogt Koelln Str. 30
22527 Hamburg, Germany
Office: F-208
Phone: +49 40 428 83 2516
Fax: +49 40 428 83 2515
Email: heinrich at informatik.uni-hamburg.de

Office Hours: Thursday 12-13h, and by arrangement


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Research Interests

My current research is located in the area of cooperation and learning. In detail I want to contribute to neuroscience- and psychology-inspired neural architectures for controlling the behaviour of robots which are supposed to learn to communicate and to interact with humans. By means of simple gestures and instruction via natural languages the robots should learn fast and autonomously.
In more detail my research is described in: In general I am also interested in:


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Teaching

WS 2014/15
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Open/Closed BSc & MSc Theses

Currently, I am the curriculum representative of Knowledge Technology Group.

For the BSc Informatik, I am part of the mentoring program.


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Short Curriculum Vitae

Since May 2010 Research Associate of Knowledge Technology Research Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Hamburg, Germany
October 2009 Master degree in Computer Science (German Diplom-Informatiker), subsidiary subject: Psychology, Department of Computer Science, University of Paderborn, Germany


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Thesis

Memes and Cooperation in Multiagent Systems
Diploma Thesis, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans Kleine Büning, Department of Computer Science, University of Paderborn, Germany, October 2009  


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Publications

Heinrich, S., Magg, S., Wermter, S. Analysing the Multiple Timescale Recurrent Neural Network for Embodied Language Understanding. In Koprinkova-Hristova, P.D., et al., editors, Artificial Neural Networks - Methods and Applications, SSBN 4, pp. 149-174, Springer International Publishing, 2014.
 


Twiefel, J., Baumann, T., Heinrich, S., Wermter, S. Improving Domain-independent Cloud-based Speech Recognition with Domain-dependent Phonetic Post-processing. In Brodley C.E. et al., editors, Proceedings of the 28th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-14), pp. 1529-1535, AAAI Press. Québec, CA, 2014.
 


Rubruck, A., Aminian, A., Yalpi, J., Hanzal, P., Winde, S., Kuppusami, S., Younis, S., Thomas, S., Strahl, E., Bauer, J., Dávila-Chacón, J., Heinrich, S., Wermter, S. CoCoCo, Coffee Collecting Companion. In Brodley C.E. et al., editors, Proceedings of the 8th AAAI Video Competition 8th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-14), AAAI Press. Québec, CA, 2014.
- Nominated for Best Robot Video Award
 


Heinrich, S., Weber, C., Wermter, S. Embodied Language Understanding with a Multiple Timescale Recurrent Neural Network. In Mladenov, V., et al., editors, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 2013), LNCS 8131, pp. 216-223, Springer Heidelberg. Sofia, BG, September 2013.
- Won ENNS Student Award
 


Heinrich, S., Folleher, P., Springstübe, P., Strahl, E., Twiefel, J., Weber, C., Wermter, S. Object Learning with Natural Language in a Distributed Intelligent System - A Case Study of Human-Robot Interaction. In Sun, F., editor, Proceedings of the IEEE First International Conference on Cognitive Systems and Information Processing (CSIP 2012), AISC 215, pp. 811-819, Springer Berlin. Beijing, CN, December 2012.
 


Heinrich, S., Weber, C., Wermter, S. Adaptive Learning of Linguistic Hierarchy in a Multiple Timescale Recurrent Neural Network. In Villa, A.E.P., et al., editors, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 2012), LNCS 7552, Part I, pp. 555-562, Springer Heidelberg. Lausanne, CH, September 2012.
 


Dávila-Chacón, J., Heinrich, S., Liu, J., Wermter, S. Biomimetic Binaural Sound Source Localisation with Ego-Noise Cancellation. In Villa, A.E.P., et al., editors, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 2012), LNCS 7552, Part I, pp. 239-246, Springer Heidelberg. Lausanne, CH, September 2012.
 


Heinrich, S., Wermter, S. Towards Robust Speech Recognition for Human-Robot Interaction. In Narioka, K., Nagai, Y., Asada, M., Ishiguro, H., editors, Proceedings of the IROS2011 Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics (CNR), pp. 29-34, San Francisco, CA, USA, September 2011.
 


Heinrich, S., Eberling, M., Wermter, S. Determining Cooperation in Multiagent Systems with Cultural Traits. In Filipe, J., Fred, A., editors, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2011), Vol. 2, pp. 173-180, SciTePress. Rome, IT, January 2011.
 


Anwar, M. N., Oakes, M. P., Wermter, S. and Heinrich, S. Clustering Audiology Data. In Ramon, J., Vens, C., Driessens, K., Van Otterlo, M., Vanschoren, J., editors, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Belgian-Dutch Conference on Machine Learning (BeneLearn 2010), Leuven, BE, May 2010.



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Community Service

Local Organising Committee of the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks 2014.
 

Program Committee of the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks 2013, 2014.
 

Local Media Interview: Rainer Hennig, Die Werkbank der Zukunft. LOG.Kompass, Issue 7/8-2013, DVV Media Group, July 2013.
 

Local Media Interview: Rainer Hennig, Bühne frei - für Roboter. LOG.Kompass, Issue 1/2-2013, DVV Media Group, January 2013.
 

Invited Talk: Effective and Adaptive Learning of CTRNNs for Multi-Modal Real-World Problems. CINACS Summer School 2012, Hamburg, Germany, September 2012.
 

Currently I support editing various conference proceedings (e.g. for ICANN) and journals (e.g. Journal of Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, Biological Cybernetics). Further requests for reviews are welcome if the topics are matching my research interests!


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Further Affiliations and Collaborations