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Thursday, July 06, 2023 by Chris Wellekens

6-27 (2023-03-15) Research Associate in Integrated Multitask Neural Speech Labelling, Univ.Sheffield, UK

Job Title:Research Associate in Integrated Multitask Neural Speech Labelling
For further information and the link to apply please visit:
Deadline for
Applications:15th March 2023
We are seeking an outstanding Research Associate in Integrated Multitask Neural Speech
Labelling, to join the LivePerson Centre for Speech and Language Technology based at the
University of Sheffield, which is linked with the Speech and Hearing (SpandH) research group
in the Department of Computer Science.
Youare applying to join a world-leading team of researchers in speech and language
technology to work on new ways to integrate a variety of speech technology labelling,
clustering or segmentatio ntasks into a single algorithm or process, in the context o fdeep
neural networks.Even end to end(E2E) automatic speech recognition is  typically
considered as a standalone process, independent of other speech audio technology tasks
such as diarisation, acoustic event detection or intent recognition.
The LivePerson Centre for Speech and Language Technology was established in 2017 with
the aim of conducting research into novel methods for speech recognition and general speech
processing, including end to end modelling, direct waveform modelling and new approaches
to modelling of acoustics and language. It has recently extended its research remit to spoken
and written dialogue. The Centre hosts several Research Associates, PhD researchers,
graduate and undergraduate project students, Researchers and Engineers from LivePerson,
and academic visitors, which will provide avibrant work environmentwithin the University.
Being fully connected with SpandH brings collaboration, and access to a wide range of
academic research and opportunities for collaboration inside and outside of the University.
Thepostholder wil lwork closely with Prof.Thomas Hain who is the Director of the
LivePerson Centre and also Head of the SpandH group. Prof. Hain also leads the UKRI
Centre for Doctora lTraining InSpeech and LanguageTechnologies and their
Applications( - a collaboration between the Natural Language Processing
(NLP) research group and SpandH. Jointly, NLP and SpandH host more than 110 active
researchers in these fields.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total
Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual
leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to
support your personal and professional development.
We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose
talent and contributions complement each other to the greatest effect. We believe diversity in
all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.
To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short
film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs
on Twitter for more information.

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