[Elsnet-list] Job: Group Leader, Toshiba Speech Technology Group, Cambridge, UK
kate.knill at crl.toshiba.co.uk
Tue Dec 6 13:01:07 CET 2011
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
for American and European languages.
- Related PhD and significant post-PhD experience in speech processing in
- 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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