[Elsnet-list] Job: Group Leader, Toshiba Speech Technology Group, Cambridge, UK

Kate Knill kate.knill at crl.toshiba.co.uk
Tue Dec 6 13:01:07 CET 2011

Group Leader

Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambridge Research Lab

Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambridge Research Lab (CRL) is seeking a

good candidate to become the Speech Technology Group Leader.

The CRL Speech Technology Group (STG), consisting of ASR and TTS research

and language development teams, is a multinational team of dynamic

The research team carries out mid-to-long term research for Toshiba’s

recognition and synthesis systems and contributes to the development of

for deployment in North America and Europe. STG works in collaboration with

speech R&D groups at Toshiba R&D Center, Kawasaki, Japan and Toshiba China

Center, Beijing, China, and business divisions of Toshiba Group, Japan.

in the beautiful city of Cambridge, England, the group has close links with

the University of Cambridge.

STG is actively developing novel methods and techniques for speech

and speech synthesis: conveying rich expressive information in

synthesis; making speech recognition robust to speaker, noise and task; and

applying to many languages and speakers.

STG has made significant contributions to the next generation of Toshiba’s

recognition and HMM-based speech synthesis. Its large vocabulary continuous

recognition engine for English is used in Toshiba’s Speech to Speech

system. TTS engines for major North American languages are used in web-based


The successful candidate will lead research work on robust and spontaneous

recognition, statistical speech synthesis, and development work on both ASR
and TTS

for American and European languages.

Required skills:

- Related PhD and significant post-PhD experience in speech processing in

   or academia

- Good record of research publications

- Strong leadership on leading research in the area of ASR and TTS, and

   interdisciplinary area of speech, language and knowledge processing

- Strong leadership on taking advantage of collaboration with academia

- Good communication skills

Any of the following are welcomed:

- Industrial coding experience

- Experience of working in a team

- Knowledge of major European languages other than English

Applicants should send a CV and a covering letter, stating that you saw this

on ELSNET list, to stg-jobs at crl.toshiba.co.uk. Questions or requests for

details can be sent to Dr Masami Akamine who is staying in Cambridge at

masa.akamine at toshiba.co.jp.


Closing date for applications:  6 January 2012 (or until post filled)


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