Pol van Rijn

Main Research Areas

  • Prosody perception
  • Dynamic measures of prosody
  • Acoustic features analyses of vocalizations

Vita

Education

2016–2019

Master of Education in German and Dutch language & literature studies and computer science, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany

2013–2016

Bachelor of Arts (teaching) German and Dutch language & literature studies, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany

Career

Seit 2019PhD Student, Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, Germany
2016–2019 

Laboratory technician and research assistant at Speech and Music Lab, Hearing 4 All/Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany

2015–2018Research assistant and tutor at the literature department, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany

Publications

Publications

P.  van  Rijn,  S.  Mertes,  D.  Schiller,  P.  Harrison,  P.  Larrouy-Maestri,  E.  André,  and  N.  Jacoby,  “Exploring  emotional  prototypes  in  a  high  dimensional  TTS  latent  space,” in Interspeech 2021. ISCA, Aug. 2021.

D. Schiller,  S. Mertes,  P. van Rijn,  and E. André,  “Analysis by synthesis:  Using an expressive TTS model as feature extractor for paralinguistic speech classification,” in Interspeech 2021. ISCA, Aug. 2021.

P. M. C. Harrison, R. Marjieh, F. Adolfi, P. van Rijn, M. Anglada-Tort,  O.  Tchernichovski,  P.  Larrouy-Maestri,  and  N.  Jacoby, “Gibbs Sampling with People,” in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, H. Larochelle, M. Ranzato, R. Hadsell, M. Balcan, and H. Lin, Eds., vol. 33, 2020.

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

2017–2018

Deutschlandstipendium, € 3,600, one year

2016 

DAAD-Prize for the outstanding achievement of a foreign student (€ 1,000)

2014–2015Honours Program of the Carl von Ossietzky University

Projects

  • Cognitive Process behind Prosodic Perception

    The tone of the voice carries information about the emotional state or intention of a speaker. Whereas the nature of acoustic features of contrasted prosodic signals has attracted a lot of attention in the last decades (particularly since Banse ...