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

Dirk Van Compernolle compi at esat.kuleuven.be
Tue Jan 13 17:42:39 CET 2009


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

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Deadline approaching: 30 january 2009
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As partner in the EU Marie Curie Research Training Network Sound to Sense
ESAT has an open position for a senior researcher. 
The candidate will work on improving our hybrid based speech recognition
system combining HMMs with 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
TELEX.

Qualifications:
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
http://www.sound2sense.eu/vacancy/who-can-apply


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,
probably extendable to 18 months)


Applications
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

Websites
. http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/psi/spraak/projects/?proj=SOUND_to_SENSE
.
http://www.sound2sense.eu/project/hybrid-episodic-abstract-computational-mod
elling-asr/
. http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/psi/spraak/projects/?proj=TELEX




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