Prof. Dr. Bernd Möbius

Bernd Möbius is professor of phonetics and phonology at Saarland University. A central theme of his research is to integrate phonetic knowledge in speech technology. He has worked extensively on text-to-speech synthesis, a wonderful framework to implement and test computational models of linguistic and phonetic processes. Recent work has focused on experimental methods and computational simulations to study aspects of speech production, perception and acquisition.

Bernd Möbius is a member of the Board of ISCA, the International Speech Communication Association, and was a founding member and chairman of ISCA's special interest group on speech synthesis (SynSIG, 2002-2005). He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Speech Communication journal.

Short CV

  • Since May 2011: Professor of Phonetics and Phonology, Saarland University.
  • Oct 2010 - Apr 2011: Guest Professor, CoE M2CI, Saarbrücken.
  • 2007 - 2010: Acting chair of Phonetics and Speech Communication, University of Bonn.
  • 1999 - 2011: Assistant / Associate Professor, University of Stuttgart.
  • 1993 - 1998: Senior research scientist, Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, USA.
  • 1987 - 1993: Researcher at IKP, University of Bonn.
  • M.A. and Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) degrees, University of Bonn.

Research interests

Bernd Möbius's research interests are in linguistics and phonetics (fun-etics), including speech production and perception, prosody, phonology, and some areas of computational linguistics. He is currently focusing on Exemplar Theory as a conceptual and computational framework for research in speech production, perception and acquisition, and on unit selection speech synthesis. He has also worked on multilingual speech synthesis, especially intonation modeling and the design of acoustic inventories, as well as morphology, phonology, and syllabification.

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2006 - Humboldt Honorary Research Fellowship (equivalent of Humboldt-Forschungspreis) awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP).


Prof. Dr. Bernd Möbius

Saarland University

Campus C7 2, Room 4.10
66123 Saarbrücken

Fon: +49 681- 302 -4500



Computer Linguistics Department, Saarland University Saarland University Cluster of Excellence