[Elsnet-list] Postdoctoral position in Paris, France: Signal Processing and Experimental Technique for a Silent Speech Interface

Bruce Denby bruce.denby at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 13:17:22 CET 2010


Postdoctoral position in Paris, France:  Signal Processing and
Experimental Technique for a Silent Speech Interface
DeadLine: 30/04/2010
denby at ieee.org
http://www.neurones.espci.fr/Revoix/

Postdoctoral position in Paris, France

Signal Processing and Experimental Technique for a Silent Speech Interface

The REVOIX project in Paris, France is seeking an excellent candidate
for a 12 month postdoctoral position, starting as soon as possible.
REVOIX (ANR-09-ETEC-005), a partnership between the Laboratoire
d’Electronique ESPCI ParisTech and the Laboratoire de Phonétique et
Phonologie, will design and implement a vocal prosthesis that uses a
miniature ultrasound machine and a video camera to restore the
original voice of persons who have lost the ability to speak due to
laryngectomy or a neurological problem. The technologies developed in
the project will have an additional field of application in
telecommunications in the context of a “silent telephone† allowing
its user to communicate orally but in complete silence (see special
issue of Speech Communication, entitled Silent Speech Interfaces,
appearing March, 2010,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.specom.2009.08.002).

The project will build upon promising results obtained in the Ouisper
project (ANR-06-BLAN-0166) which was completed at the end of 2009. The
interdisciplinary REVOIX team includes junior and senior university
and medical research staff with skills in signal processing, machine
learning, speech processing, phonetics, and phonology. The ideal
candidate for the postodoctoral position will have solid skills in
signal processing, preferably with speech experience, but also in
experimental techniques for man-machine interfaces, coupled with a
with a strong motivation for working in an interdisciplinary
environment to produce a working, portable silent speech interface
system for use in medical and telecommunication applications. Salary
is competitive for European research positions.


Contact : Professor Bruce DENBY  denby at ieee.org


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