ANTON BATLINER received his M.A. in Scandinavian Languages in 1973 and his doctoral degree in Phonetics in 1978, both at LMU Munich. He has been with the Institute for Nordic Languages and the Institute for German Philology, both at LMU Munich, the IMS at Stuttgart University, the Pattern Recognition Lab at FAU Erlangen, the Institute for Human-Machine Communication at TUM, Munich, the Chair of Complex and Intelligent Systems, University of Passau, the Chair of Embedded Intelligence for Health Care and Wellbeing at University of Augsburg, and the Chair of Health Informatics, Klinikum rechts der Isar (MRI), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany. He is co-editor/author of two books and author/co-author of more than 450 technical articles, with an h-index of 54 and >15000 citations.

His main research interests are all (cross-linguistic) aspects of prosody and (computational) paralinguistics. He repeatedly served as co-organiser for Workshops/Sessions/Challenges on emotion and other paralinguistic events at LREC, ICPhS, Speech Prosody, and Interspeech. He was guest editor for AHCI, CSL, and Speech Communication, Associated Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, as well as reviewer for numerous leading journals, conferences, and workshops.