At present, he is Full Professor and head of the Chair of Complex and Intelligent Systems at the University of Passau/Germany where he previously headed the Chair of Sensor Systems in 2013. At the same time he is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Machine Learning in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London/UK since 2015, being a Senior Lecturer since 2013. Further, he is the co-founding CEO of audEERING UG – a TUM start-up on intelligent audio engineering. Previously, he headed the Machine Intelligence and Signal Processing Group at TUM from 2006 to 2014. In 2013 he was also invited as a permanent Visiting Professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin/P.R. China and a Visiting Professor at the Université de Genève in Geneva/Switzerland in the Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives and remains an appointed associate of the institute. In 2012 he was with Joanneum Research, Institute for Information and Communication Technologies in Graz/Austria, working in the Research Group for Remote Sensing and Geoinformation and the Research Group for Space and Acoustics - currently he is an expert consultant of the institute. In 2011 he was guest lecturer at the Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM) in Ancona/Italy and visiting researcher in the Machine Learning Research Group of NICTA in Sydney/Australia. From 2009 to 2010 he lived in Paris/France and was with the CNRS-LIMSI Spoken Language Processing Group in Orsay/France, and was a visiting scientist at Imperial College. Best known are his works advancing Machine Learning for the Engineering of Intelligent Audiovisual and Complex Information Systems, and Affective Computing for Human-Computer/Robot Interaction and Multimedia Retrieval.