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Saturday, July 10, 2021 by Chris Wellekens

6-1 (2021-01-04) Open positions at IDIAP, Martigny, Suisse

There is a fully funded PhD position open at Idiap Research Institute on 'Neural
Architectures for Speech Technology'.

The research will build on work done over the past few years at Idiap on creating tools
for physiologically plausible modelling of speech. The current 'toolbox' contains
rudimentary muscle models and means to drive these using conventional (deep) neural
networks. More recently, the focus has been on theoretical underpinnings via rigorous
Bayesian techniques.

Although the project remit is quite open, a significant research thread will be to
factorise current neural vocoders into physiological and probabilistic components; this
will be with a focus on identifying how they may be controlled by external agents such as
dialogue managers. Another possible thread is to examine these models in the context of
speech recognition. In doing this, we hope not only to enable the next generation of
expressive speech recognition and synthesis, but also to make inference about the
underlying physiological mechanisms of speech production and perception.

For more information, and to apply, please follow this link:

Idiap is located in Martigny in French speaking Switzerland, but functions in English and
hosts many nationalities. PhD students are typically registered at EPFL. All positions
offer quite generous salaries. Martigny is a local art, culture and viticulture hub, and
is close to all manner of skiing, hiking and mountain life.

There are other open positions on Idiap's main page:

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