Tom Bäckström

Professor of practice, Aalto University

My expertise is in speech processing and telecommunication, where we have started recently to look into privacy related questions; How do people experience privacy in speech communication and how should technology relate to that? Our approach is user-centric; try to quantify how users feel in different scenarios and design speech user-interfaces to match that.

Before Aalto, I was a professor at the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany and a researcher at Fraunhofer IIS (2008-2016). The main research topic there was development of international standards for transmission and storage of speech and audio, for applications such as mobile telephony and broadcast media.

Tom Bäckström can be seen in:

The Future of Smart Systems Hall G
11:15-12:15 Thursday