[Elsnet-list] Postdoctoral Position in Speech Recognition at KULeuven/ESAT

Dirk Van Compernolle Dirk.VanCompernolle at esat.kuleuven.be
Tue Oct 14 15:53:42 CEST 2008

	16-month Postdoctoral Postion in Speech Recognition
	       at K.U.Leuven/ESAT

As partner in the EU Marie Curie Research Training Network Sound to Sense we
have an open position for a senior researcher. 
The candidate will work on improving our hybrid based speech recognition
system combining HMM and template based recognition, 
more in particular investigating pros and cons of bottom-up and top-down
methods. The further developments of the system will, 
among other things, be based on suggestions provided by companion projects
within the network refining models of human speech recognition. 
Furthermore there will be strong interaction with the FWO funded project

Candidates ideally have a PhD degree in engineering or computer science. 
Candidates with a general science degree and excellent programming skills
may apply as well. 
Candidates should comply to the candidacy rules set forward by the EU Marie
Curie Research training networks, i.e.:
. You must qualify as an EXPERIENCED researcher; i.e. you should hold a PhD
and/or have 4-10 years of research experience
. You should be transferring to Belgium from another country: i.e. you
should not have stayed/worked in Belgium more than 12 of the last 36 months
prior to the start of the job
. For more information about eligibility according to the EU rules, see

Knowledge of or experience in the following areas form an asset:
. speech recognition and speech modeling
. programming skills in C/C++; Python; MATLAB
. statistical parameter estimation

Term of the project
16 months starting around 01 April 2009  (exact time is somewhat flexible)
The position remains open till a suitable candidate has been found

Interested applicants should send their CV to Prof. Dirk Van Compernolle 
and to Naomi Hilton, the S2S administrator:
dirk.vancompernolle at esat.kuleuven.be & soundsen at hermes.cam.ac.uk

. http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/psi/spraak/projects/?proj=SOUND_to_SENSE
. http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/psi/spraak/projects/?proj=TELEX

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