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Gerald Friedland




Gerald Friedland studied at Freie Universitaet in Berlin, receiving his masters degree in 2002 and his doctorate summa cum laude in 2006. He moved to Berkeley for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at ICSI funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The fellowship was extended with additional funds from Appscio Inc. In 2008, he accepted a position as a senior researcher at ICSI. He has received the European Academic Software Award and the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award. In 2011, he was named associate editor of the year by ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications. He is a co-founder of the IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing and the IEEE Summer School of Semantic Computing and a program co-chair of the International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2012. In 2009 he won the ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge and in 2011 served as its chair. He leads ICSIs research efforts in multimedia understanding; his work focuses on audio techniques such as speaker diarization and acoustic event detection and their applications to multimedia content analysis.