Cognitive Systems Lab

Welcome to the Cognitive Systems Lab

At the Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL, Prof. Tanja Schultz) we focus on human-centered technologies and applications based on biosignals, such as capturing, recognizing, and interpreting speech, muscle, and brain activity.

In the area of speech processing we perform research on algorithms and tools to rapidly adapt speech and language processing systems to new domains and languages.

Furthermore we investigate the interpretation of biosignals for the purpose of intuitive and efficient human-machine interfaces. Currently we develop a variety of interfaces and applications based on electromyographic, electroencephalic and biomechanic signals.

Bremen Big Data Challenge 2021 Logo

Award Ceremony BBDC 2021

We cordially invite you to the award ceremony of the Bremen Big Data Challenge 2021! The ceremony, including an exciting talk by U Bremen Exzellenz Chair Prof. Haizhou Li on the Cocktail Party Effect, takes place via Zoom on the 28th of May 2021 from 10:30 to 12:00 am.

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Dear all,

the series of MindTalks, which started in winter term 2019/2020, will continue in summer term. Due to the present situation it will again take place via Zoom.

Information about dates, speakers, titles, Zoom-access can be seen on the attached poster respectively the website


BBDC 2021

Get ready for the 6th Bremen Big Data Challenge starting on March 1st 2021, sponsored by neuland Büro für Informatik and the Sparkasse Bremen and supported by the special research area Minds, Media, Machines. Prizes from 500€ to 100€ are up for grabs!

The BBDC will run from the 1st of March to the…

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Minds, Media, Machines in the Weser-Kurier

Prof. Tanja Schultz, was interviewed as a spokesperson for the high profile area "Minds, Media, Machines" in a current article by the Weser-Kurier.


We are glad to announce that the series of talks "Innovations in Brain Research in Bremen and the area around", which started in winter term 2019/2020, will be continued. Due to the present situation, all six talks will take place via the platform "Zoom". Dates, titles of talks, abstracts, as well…

SmartHelm: Safety in View

The SmartHelm team reports on the ongoing development of our intelligent helmet for bike couriers in the current issue of "Die Wirtschaft"

BBDC 2020 - Award ceremony

Congratulations to the winners of the Bremen Big Data Challenge 2020, Team AIMasters! We are happy that we could make a great (virtual) award ceremony this year and want to thank our sponsors (Neuland und Sparkasse Bremen) once again! See you next year!

The complete result and more information…

BBDC 2020 Poster

BBDC 2020

Get ready for the 5th Bremen Big Data Challenge starting on March 1st 2020! More information on the BBDC website:

CSL in "Wissen vor Acht"

The CSLs work in the area of Silent Speech has been featured in the German national televisions "Wissen vor Acht" show. You can see the segment here:

This was preceded by an article about the same topic in Heise Technology


Keynote @ Interspeech 2019

Tanja Schultz held a keynote on "Biosignal Processing for Human-Machine Interaction" at Interspeech 2019, the largest conference on the science and technology of spoken language processing, and flagship of ISCA. Talk on Youtube ( Slides for download: https…


Cognitive Systems Lab
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tanja Schultz

Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
DE-28359 Bremen

Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 64270
Email: tanja.schultzprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

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