Timo Gerkmann studied Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences at the universities of Bremen and Bochum, Germany. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in 2004 and his Dr.-Ing. degree in 2010 both in Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany. In 2005, he spent six months with Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, NJ, USA. During 2010 to 2011 Dr. Gerkmann was a postdoctoral researcher at the Sound and Image Processing Lab at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. From 2011 to 2015 he was a professor for Speech Signal Processing at the Universität Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany. During 2015 to 2016 he was a Principal Scientist for Audio & Acoustics at Technicolor Research & Innovation in Hanover, Germany. Since 2016 he is a professor for Signal Processing at the University of Hamburg, Germany. His research interests are on digital signal processing algorithms for speech and audio applied to communication devices, hearing instruments, audio-visual media, and human-machine interfaces. Timo Gerkmann is a Senior Member of the IEEE.