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Human-Robot Interaction Lab Sønderborg

Oliver Niebuhr

Oliver Niebuhr working in the language lab.


  • Associate Professor at MCI Sønderborg

Research Areas

  • Speech prosody
  • Acoustic forms and communicative functions of speech reduction
  • Analysis and training of speaker charisma and vocal attractiveness

O. Niebuhr demonstrates in a German tutorial how charismatic speech works.

Current Projects

Interview: We know surprisingly little about spoken Language

Steve Jobs presenting an iPad.

Oliver Niebuhr gives an insight in his studies on spoken language: One highlight of the reseach had been the precise profiling of  Steve Jobs' voice. (Image by Matt Buchanan, Wikimedia Commons,  CC BY 2.0)

Research Output and Activities

For an overview of Oliver’s work please see his researcher's profile at SDU.


University of Southern Denmark
Department of Design and Communication
Alsion 2
6400 Sønderborg (Denmark)

Phone +45-6550-7649

Last Updated 05.05.2022