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Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Chris Wellekens

6-23 (2015-05-02) Post-doctoral Position in Speech Signal Processing at Reykjavik University, Iceland

Post-doctoral Position in Speech Signal Processing

The School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University invites applications for a 1 to 2

year post-doctoral position in the area of speech signal processing. The position is available

from summer 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The main responsibility of the research will

be to lead the scientific work in the Icelandic Research Fund (IRF) Project “Model-Based Speech

Analysis and Voice Quality Assessment.” Other responsibilities will include mentoring graduate

students and participating in the further development of speech signal processing within

the university.

About the project:

The project aims to combine non-linear signal analysis methods with model-based signal

processing. The immediate aim is to produce a rich description of the speech signal with

respect to voice quality, event markings and signal states. This creates a foundation for a

targeted modeling of speech so that linguistic content, speaker identity, voice quality and affect

can be determined. The applicant is expected to implement and develop state-of-the-art signal

processing and machine learning algorithms, using for example Matlab, Python and Kaldi.

Research environment:

The project is carried out at the Center for Design and Analysis of Intelligent Agents (CADIA) and

it is expected that 1-3 graduate students will be working on parts of the project as

well. The center offers a broad range of skills and knowledge in speech- and language-related

areas spanning cognitive psychology, virtual environments, general artificial intelligence and

automatic speech recognition. Examples of related research projects within the center

include IRF-Projects “Cognitive Workload Monitoring using Speech” and “Virtual Reykjavik” and

two industry projects on automatic speech recognition.

We expect:

a PhD degree in signal processing, machine learning or related fields. Candidates about to earn

their doctorate are welcome to apply.

advanced methodological skills: handling data, processing signals and building prototype


high motivation and interest in joining a cutting-edge speech signal processing group

creativity and interest shaping your own research project

high-level interpersonal skills, including strong commitment to teamwork

very good communication skills in English

We offer:

top-level research facilities in a dynamic and collegiate intellectual environment

a comprehensive mentoring programme with supervision by world-leading academics

a salary package range from ISK 4.400.000 – 5.100.000 per year gross salary plus relocation

expences. There is also a travel fund available for conference activities.

A position based in Reykjavik, located between North America and Europe with excellent flight

connections, a growing innovation and technology sector, as well as vibrant culture scene.

How to apply:

Electronic applications, including a cover letter, a CV and the details of two referees, should be

sent to dr. Jon Gudnason (email:

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