Natural Language Processing
User Experience Engineering
Michael Kai Petersen (b.1957) has 30 years of experience within
digital media engineering and has since 2004 been associated with
the DTU Technical University of Denmark where he received his PhD
degree in 2010 and was subsequently appointed Assistant Professor
in Cognitive Systems and Head of Studies for the Digital Media
Engineering MSc program at DTU Compute.
Research is focused on combining natural language processing
elements of embodied semantics with cognitive neuroscience to
model how we perceive actions and emotions - an approach that
might be used as a basis to develop new types of brain machine
interfaces as exemplified by he DTU "Smartphone Brain Scannner" and
HTF Advanced Technology Foundation "Eye Control of Smartphones"
Combining a technical and creative
background, he holds a M.Mic master degree in Mobile Internet
Communication from DTU Photonics 2004, while previously having been
trained in digital sound engineering and working as a producer in
DR Danish Broadcasting Corporation and SteepleChase 1980-1993,
after graduating from the soloist class of the Royal Danish Academy
of Music in 1982. As an entrepreneur he has founded three high tech
start-up companies over the period 1993-2003, and has produced 100
plus CD albums for labels including Chandos and Naxos.