Hi, I'm Pol
I am a PhD candidate in computer science at the MPI and do some freelance stuff as a designer and a programmer. If you are interested in my work, just scroll down and have a look.
People can recognize emotions from speech extraordinarily well – even in absence of other cues like body posture or facial expressions.
In corpus work, I investigate the mapping in existing recordings of emotional speech.
During experimental work, I iteratively change speech to make it sound emotional which allows to uncover mental prototypes of emotions in speech.
van Rijn, P., Mertes, S., Schiller, D., Harrison, P., Larrouy-Maestri, P., André, E., & Jacoby, N. (2021). Exploring emotional prototypes in a high dimensional TTS latent space, INTERSPEECH.
Schiller, D.*, Mertes, S.*, van Rijn, P., & André, E. (2021). Analysis by Synthesis: Using an expressive TTS Model as Feature Extractor for Paralinguistic Speech Classification, INTERSPEECH.
Harrison, P., Marjieh, R., Adolfi, F., van Rijn, P., Anglada-Tort, M., Tchernichovski, O., Larrouy-Maestri, P., & Jacoby, N. (2020). Gibbs Sampling with people, NeurIPS.
van Rijn, P.*, Lee, H.*, & Jacoby, N. (2022). Bridging the prosody GAP: Genetic Algorithm with People to efficiently sample emotional prosody, CogSci.
van Rijn, P., Mertes, S., Schiller, D., Dura, P., Siuzdak, H., Harrison, P., André, E., & Jacoby, N. (2022). VoiceMe: Personalized voice generation in TTS, INTERSPEECH.
Siuzdak, H., Dura, P., van Rijn, P., & Jacoby, N. (2022). WavThruVec: Latent speech representation as intermediate features for neural speech synthesis, INTERSPEECH.
Lewis*, G., van Rijn, P.*, Gwilliams, L., Larrouy-Maestri, P., Poeppel, D., & Ghitza, O. (accepted). NyU-BU contextually constrained sentences Corpus: NUBUC, Linguistic Data Consortium.
van Rijn, P. & Larrouy-Maestri, P. (under review) Modeling individual and cross-cultural variation in the mapping of emotions to speech prosody, Nature Human Behaviour.
Marjieh, R.*, van Rijn, P.*, Sucholutsky, I.*, Sumers, I., Lee, H., Griffiths, T.**, & Jacoby, N.** (submitted). Words are all you need? Capturing human sensory similarity with textual descriptors, NeurIPS.
van Rijn, P., Poeppel, D., & Larrouy-Maestri, P. (2019, December). Emotional prosody: the role of pitch over time. Poster presentation at the Rate and Rhythm in speech Recognition workshop. MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
van Rijn, P. & Vogelzang, M. (2019, May). Noun Capitalization: Can Dutch readers benefit from it? Poster presentation at TABU. University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Finished gymnasium, 2013
VWO-diploma (Dutch Abitur examination)
Moved to Germany, 2013
started studying German and Dutch language & literature studies
Picked up computer science, 2016
inseparable from my computer ever since
for the outstanding achievement of a foreign student (€ 1,000)
Study grant € 3,600, one year
Started my PhD, 2019
in computer science at the MPI
A cool collaboration with you
Let's discuss some ideas