Prof. Dr. Oliver Niebuhr

Prof. Dr. Oliver Niebuhr

Founder & Coach

Biography

Oliver Niebuhr (Mads Clausen Institute of the University of Southern Denmark) earned his
doctorate in Phonetics and Digital Speech Processing from Kiel University and worked then
as a postdoc researcher at linguistic and psychological institutes in Aix-en-Provence and York. In
2009, he was appointed Junior Professor of Spoken Language Analysis and returned to Kiel
University, where he also became director of the Kiel research center “Speech & Emotion.”
Since 2015, he is the head of the Innovation Research Cluster Alsion and Associate Professor
of Communication and Innovation at the Mads Clausen Institute of the University of Southern
Denmark. His main research interests include prosodic constructions, speech reduction and their
subtle but powerful communicative functions, also with respect to human–robot–interaction,
persuasive technology, and speech in business or entrepreneurship contexts.