Janek Ebbers

Janek Ebbers
  • Email: ebbers[at]merl[dot]com
  • Biography

    Prior to joining MERL, Janek completed his PhD studies at Paderborn University. His research interest focuses on detection and classification of acoustic scenes and events, and machine listening in general. He is the recipient of an ISCA best student paper award, a Kaggle gold medal, a DCASE Challenge reproducible system award and won the DCASE Challenge Task 4 in 2022.

  • Other Publications

    •  Janek Ebbers, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach and Romain Serizel, "Post-processing independent evaluation of sound event detection systems", Proc. Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events 2023 Workshop, 2023.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{ebbers2023postprocessing,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold and Serizel, Romain},
      • title = {Post-processing independent evaluation of sound event detection systems},
      • booktitle = {Proc. Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events 2023 Workshop},
      • year = 2023
      • }
    •  Janek Ebbers and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, "Pre-Training And Self-Training For Sound Event Detection In Domestic Environments," Tech. Rep., DCASE2022 Challenge, June 2022.
      BibTeX External
      • @Techreport{ebbers2022pre,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold},
      • title = {Pre-Training And Self-Training For Sound Event Detection In Domestic Environments},
      • institution = {DCASE2022 Challenge},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {https://dcase.community/documents/challenge2022/technical\_reports/DCASE2022\_Ebbers\_125\_t4.pdf}
      • }
    •  Janek Ebbers, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach and Romain Serizel, "Threshold Independent Evaluation of Sound Event Detection Scores", Proc. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2022.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{ebbers2022threshold,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold and Serizel, Romain},
      • title = {Threshold Independent Evaluation of Sound Event Detection Scores},
      • booktitle = {Proc. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2022
      • }
    •  Michael Kuhlmann, Fritz Seebauer, Janek Ebbers, Petra Wagner and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, "Investigation into Target Speaking Rate Adaptation for Voice Conversion", Interspeech, 2022.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{kuhlmann2022inestigation,
      • author = {Kuhlmann, Michael and Seebauer, Fritz and Ebbers, Janek and Wagner, Petra and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold},
      • title = {Investigation into Target Speaking Rate Adaptation for Voice Conversion},
      • booktitle = {Interspeech},
      • year = 2022,
      • publisher = {ISCA}
      • }
    •  Janek Ebbers, Moritz Curt Keyser and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, "Adapting sound recognition to a new environment via self-training", Proc. European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2021.
      BibTeX External
      • @Inproceedings{ebbers2021adapting,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Keyser, Moritz Curt and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold},
      • title = {Adapting sound recognition to a new environment via self-training},
      • booktitle = {Proc. European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)},
      • year = 2021,
      • url = {https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9616009}
      • }
    •  Janek Ebbers, Michael Kuhlmann, Tobias Cord-Landwehr and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, "Contrastive Predictive Coding Supported Factorized Variational Autoencoder for Unsupervised Learning of Disentangled Speech Representations", Proc. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2021.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{ebbers2021contrastive,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Kuhlmann, Michael and Cord-Landwehr, Tobias and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold},
      • title = {Contrastive Predictive Coding Supported Factorized Variational Autoencoder for Unsupervised Learning of Disentangled Speech Representations},
      • booktitle = {Proc. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2021
      • }
    •  Janek Ebbers and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, "Self-Trained Audio Tagging and Sound Event Detection in Domestic Environments", Proc. Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events 2021 Workshop, 2021.
      BibTeX External
      • @Inproceedings{ebbers2021self,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold},
      • title = {Self-Trained Audio Tagging and Sound Event Detection in Domestic Environments},
      • booktitle = {Proc. Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events 2021 Workshop},
      • year = 2021,
      • url = {https://dcase.community/documents/workshop2021/proceedings/DCASE2021Workshop\_Ebbers\_71.pdf}
      • }
    •  Janek Ebbers and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, "Forward-Backward Convolutional Recurrent Neural Networks and Tag-Conditioned Convolutional Neural Networks for Weakly Labeled Semi-Supervised Sound Event Detection", Proc. Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events Workshop, 2020.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{ebbers2020forward,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold},
      • title = {Forward-Backward Convolutional Recurrent Neural Networks and Tag-Conditioned Convolutional Neural Networks for Weakly Labeled Semi-Supervised Sound Event Detection},
      • booktitle = {Proc. Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events Workshop},
      • year = 2020
      • }
    •  Janek Ebbers and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, "Convolutional Recurrent Neural Network and Data Augmentation for Audio Tagging with Noisy Labels and Minimal Supervision", Proc. Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events Workshop, 2019.
      BibTeX External
      • @Inproceedings{ebbers2019convolutional,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold},
      • title = {Convolutional Recurrent Neural Network and Data Augmentation for Audio Tagging with Noisy Labels and Minimal Supervision},
      • booktitle = {Proc. Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events Workshop},
      • year = 2019,
      • url = {https://dcase.community/documents/challenge2019/technical\_reports/DCASE2019\_Ebbers\_92\_t2.pdf}
      • }
    •  Janek Ebbers, Lukas Drude, Andreas Brendel, Walter Kellermann and Haeb-Umbach Reinhold, "Weakly Supervised Sound Activity Detection and event classification in acoustic sensor networks", IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), 2019, pp. 301-305.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{ebbers2019weakly,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Drude, Lukas and Brendel, Andreas and Kellermann, Walter and Reinhold, Haeb-Umbach},
      • title = {Weakly Supervised Sound Activity Detection and event classification in acoustic sensor networks},
      • booktitle = {{IEEE} {International} {Workshop} on {Computational} {Advances} in {Multi}-{Sensor} {Adaptive} {Processing} ({CAMSAP})},
      • year = 2019,
      • pages = {301--305}
      • }
    •  Tobias Gburrek, Thomas Glarner, Janek Ebbers, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach and Petra Wagner, "Unsupervised Learning of a Disentangled Speech Representation for Voice Conversion", Proc. ISCA Speech Synthesis Workshop, 2019, pp. 81-86.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{gburrek2019unsupervised,
      • author = {Gburrek, Tobias and Glarner, Thomas and Ebbers, Janek and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold and Wagner, Petra},
      • title = {Unsupervised Learning of a Disentangled Speech Representation for Voice Conversion},
      • booktitle = {Proc. ISCA Speech Synthesis Workshop},
      • year = 2019,
      • pages = {81--86}
      • }
    •  Alexandru Nelus, Janek Ebbers, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach and Rainer Martin, "Privacy-Preserving Variational Information Feature Extraction for Domestic Activity Monitoring versus Speaker Identification", Interspeech, 2019.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{nelus2019domesticvar,
      • author = {Nelus, Alexandru and Ebbers, Janek and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold and Martin, Rainer},
      • title = {Privacy-Preserving Variational Information Feature Extraction for Domestic Activity Monitoring versus Speaker Identification},
      • booktitle = {Interspeech},
      • year = 2019,
      • publisher = {ISCA}
      • }
    •  Janek Ebbers, Alexandru Nelus, Rainer Martin and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, "Evaluation of Modulation-MFCC Features and DNN Classification for Acoustic Event Detection", Proc. Jahrestagung fuer Akustik (DAGA), March 2018.
      BibTeX External
      • @Inproceedings{ebbers2018evaluation,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Nelus, Alexandru and Martin, Rainer and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold},
      • title = {Evaluation of Modulation-MFCC Features and DNN Classification for Acoustic Event Detection},
      • booktitle = {Proc. Jahrestagung fuer Akustik ({DAGA})},
      • year = 2018,
      • month = mar,
      • url = {https://pub.dega-akustik.de/DAGA_2018/data/articles/000189.pdf}
      • }
    •  Janek Ebbers, Jens Heitkaemper, Joerg Schmalenstroeer and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, "Benchmarking Neural Network Architectures for Acoustic Sensor Networks", Proc. ITG Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation (Speech Communications), Oct. 2018.
      BibTeX External
      • @Inproceedings{ebbers2018dnn,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Heitkaemper, Jens and Schmalenstroeer, Joerg and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold},
      • title = {Benchmarking Neural Network Architectures for Acoustic Sensor Networks},
      • booktitle = {Proc. ITG Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation (Speech Communications)},
      • year = 2018,
      • month = {Oct.},
      • url = {https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8578017}
      • }
    •  Thomas Glarner, Patrick Hanebrink, Janek Ebbers and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, "Full Bayesian Hidden Markov Model Variational Autoencoder for Acoustic Unit Discovery", Interspeech, 2018.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{glarner2018full,
      • author = {Glarner, Thomas and Hanebrink, Patrick and Ebbers, Janek and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold},
      • title = {Full Bayesian Hidden Markov Model Variational Autoencoder for Acoustic Unit Discovery},
      • booktitle = {Interspeech},
      • year = 2018
      • }
    •  Janek Ebbers, Jahn Heymann, Lukas Drude, Thomas Glarner, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach and Bhiksha Raj, "Hidden Markov Model Variational Autoencoder for Acoustic Unit Discovery", INTERSPEECH 2017, Stockholm, Schweden, 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{ebbers2017hidden,
      • author = {Ebbers, Janek and Heymann, Jahn and Drude, Lukas and Glarner, Thomas and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold and Raj, Bhiksha},
      • title = {Hidden Markov Model Variational Autoencoder for Acoustic Unit Discovery},
      • booktitle = {INTERSPEECH 2017, Stockholm, Schweden},
      • year = 2017
      • }