Michael Kai Petersen

Michael Kai Petersen

Associate Professor

Richard Petersens Plads

Building: 321, 128

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45255227

Mobile: 31238133

Fax: 45872599


Michael Kai Petersen (b.1957) has 30 years of experience within digital media engineering and has since 2004 been associated with the DTU Technical University of Denmark where he received his PhD degree in 2010 and was subsequently appointed Assistant Professor in Cognitive Systems and Head of Studies for the Digital Media Engineering MSc program at DTU Compute.

Research is focused on combining natural language processing elements of embodied semantics with cognitive neuroscience to model how we perceive actions and emotions - an approach that might be used as a basis to develop new types of brain machine interfaces as exemplified by he DTU "Smartphone Brain Scannner" and HTF Advanced Technology Foundation "Eye Control of Smartphones" projects.

Combining a technical and creative background, he holds a M.Mic master degree in Mobile Internet Communication from DTU Photonics 2004, while previously having been trained in digital sound engineering and working as a producer in DR Danish Broadcasting Corporation and SteepleChase 1980-1993, after graduating from the soloist class of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 1982. As an entrepreneur he has founded three high tech start-up companies over the period 1993-2003, and has produced 100 plus CD albums for labels including Chandos and Naxos.



1975 - 1982 Soloist Class - Royal Danish Academy of Music
2002 - 2004 M.Mic - Technical University of Denmark
2007 - 2010 PhD - Technical University of Denmark

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2007 - 2010 PhD (DTU Informatics) - Technical University of Denmark, Cognitive Systems
2004 - 2007 Research Asssociate (DTU Photonics) - Technical University of Denmark, CICT
1980 - 1993 Producer - DR Danish Broadcasting Corporation & SteepleChase Records
1993 - 2003 Entrepreneur - Artware, Wrapcast & Emuse
2003 - 2004 System Architect - Unwire

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  • P L o S One

    ISSNs: 1932-6203, 1932-6203

    Public Library of Science, United States

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  • International Journal of Psychophysiology

    ISSNs: 0167-8760

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1872-7697

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    ISSNs: 0302-9743, 0302-9743, 0302-9743

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    Springer, Germany

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