[Elsnet-list] PhD Position Embedded Speech Recognition at SVOX

Georg Stemmer georg.stemmer at svox.com
Tue Jun 29 12:49:04 CEST 2010

PhD Position: Embedded Speech Recognition
Ref. No. MU-2010-08

Company Profile:
SVOX, a Swiss based company, is one of the worldwide leaders among the
few companies specializing in speech processing. SVOX drives adoption
of speech user interfaces in automotive and mobile device industries.
The company offers Speech Recognition (ASR), Speech Output (TTS) as
well as complete Speech Dialog solutions. SVOX focus on quality and
the use of flexible software architectures allows for optimized
embedded speech solutions that can be easily tailored to customers'
technical requirements and market needs. For more information, please
visit: www.svox.com.

Tasks / Responsibilities:
We are seeking a PhD student to work on a project that focuses on
embedded large vocabulary speech dictation. The goal of this research
is to develop algorithms that increase the accuracy of speech
recognition on limited hardware in spite of background noise and
speaker variation. The improvements will enable novel applications of
speech user interfaces on mobile phones and navigation devices, like
speech-to-speech translation or dictation of short text messages and

Qualifications and Experience: Relevant university degree (e.g. a
Master's degree in computer science or electrical engineering). C/C++
programming (Linux/Windows), scripting languages. Previous experience
in algorithms and methods of speech recognition, like Hidden Markov
Models, statistical language models and decoding algorithms, would be
beneficial. Interest in application-oriented research topics.

Personal Requirements: English in both writing and speaking. Hands-on,
team player and self-starter. Strong interpersonal skills.

Start date, conditions of work and location: This position is to be
filled as soon as possible. The initial contract will be for a
duration of three years with possible extension. The position is
located at SVOX Deutschland GmbH in Munich, Germany.

Contact: Please contact Mrs. Alena Vonesch (Tel. +41 43 544 06 12) or
send your application and resume with reference number MU-2010-08 to
hr at svox.com.

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