[Elsnet-list] job announcement : Post doctoral Position in Speech Recognition (Grenoble, France)

besacier laurent.besacier at imag.fr
Thu Mar 4 14:19:34 CET 2010

Post doctoral Position in Speech Recognition (Grenoble, France)
Title: Application and Optimization of Speech Detection and Recognition 
Algorithms in Smart Homes
URLs: http://getalp.imag.fr/ http://sweet-home.imag.fr/
Start Date: October 2010
Duration and salary: 12 months, 1900 euros ¤
Keywords: Speech Recognition, Home Automation, Smart Homes

Description: The GETALP Team of the Laboratory of Informatics of 
Grenoble invites applications
for a full-time post-doctoral researcher to work on the SWEET-HOME 
Domotique d’Assistance au Domicile") national French project funded by the
ANR ("Agence Nationale de la Recherche"). This project aims to deliver 
support to people who need support for independent living such as 
elderly of disabled
persons (e.g., Alzheimer, cognitive deficiency . . . ). This assessment 
is usually
done through sensing technology (e.g., microphones, infra-red presence 
door-contacts, etc.) which detects critical situations in order to 
generate the appropriate
action to support the inhabitant (call to an emergency service, call to 
relatives . . . ).
A few microphones are set in an experimental apartment in order to 
recognize sounds
and speech in real time. The recognition is challenging given that the 
speaker may
be far from the microphone and because of additive noise and 
reverberation. Indeed,
the position requires a significant experience in speech recognition. 
The project consortium
is composed of the LIG (Joseph Fourier University), the ESIGETEL and the
Theoris, Technosens and Camera-Contact companies. The experimental 
DOMUS of the Carnot Institute of Grenoble will be used by the consortium 
this project.
Requirements: The succesful candidate will have been awarded a PhD 
degree in computer science
or signal processing, involving automatic speech recognition. Expertise 
in environmental
robustness, independent component analysis (ICA), is a bonus, as any other
experience relevant to signal processing. The candidate will have a 
strong research
track record with significant publications at leading international 
conferences or in
journals. She/He will be highly motivated to undertake challenging 
applied research.
Moderate level in French language is required as the project language 
will be French.
Applications: Please send to the address below (i) a one page statement 
of your research interests
and motivation, (ii) yout CV and (iii) references before 1st of July 2010.

Contact: Dr. Michel VACHER
Postal Address: Équipe GETALP, 385 Avenue de la Bibliothèque BP 53,
F-38041 Grenoble cedex9, France
Email address: Michel.Vacher at imag.fr
Web address: http://sweet-home.imag.fr/offres/sujet_pdoc_sweet-home_en.pdf
Phone: +33 4 76 63 57 95
Fax: +33 4 76 56 86

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