Peter Birkholz was born in Rostock, Germany in 1978. He received the diploma in computer science and the Ph.D. degree (with distinction) in signal processing from the University of Rostock, Germany, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He worked as a Research Associate at the University of Rostock from 2005-2009, and at the Department of Phoniatrics, Pedaudiology, and Communication Disorders, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, from 2009-2014. He became Junior Professor for Cognitive Systems at the TU Dresden, Germany, in 2014, and full professor for Speech Technology and Cognitive Systems at the TU Dresden in 2020. His research interests include speech production, articulatory speech synthesis, computational neuroscience, silent speech interfaces, and measurement techniques for speech research. Dr. Birkholz was awarded the Joachim-Jungius Prize in 2006 by the University of Rostock for his dissertation on articulatory speech synthesis, and the Klaus-Tschira Award for Achievements in Public Understanding of Science in 2006.