The Idiap Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit, research foundation affiliated with Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Its activities encompass basic research and development in the areas of multimedia information management, perceptual and cognitive systems, social media, biometric person recognition, multimodal information interfaces, and large scale machine learning.
The Idiap Research Institute is proud to announce that 2 new senior researchers have recently joined the research team. Sylvain Calinon and Michael Liebling will reinforce, complement and develop the Institute’s expertise and competencies in human-robot interaction and computational bioimaging.
Darshan Santani (PhD student working with Daniel Gatica-Perez at the Social Computing Group) received the Best Student Entry Award at the Data Visualization Challenge of the ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci), in Bloomington, Indiana, Jun. 23-26, 2014.
On August 11, 2014, Alexandre Heili publicly defended his PhD thesis entitled "Human Tracking and Pose Estimation in Open Spaces". He received the EPFL PhD thesis diploma from his thesis director Jean-Marc Odobez.
We invite applications for a PhD position at the Idiap Research Institute in automatic speech recognition (ASR), with the goal of improving Hidden Markov (HMM)-based state-of-the-art systems, in the context of a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).