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Idiap has a new opening for a Senior Researcher position Mar 21, 2017
Highly qualified candidates with strong academic management, publication and funding records:
Pierre-Edouard Honnet awarded the EPFL PhD degree Mar 06, 2017
On March 3rd, 2017, Pierre-Edouard Honnet made the public defense of his PhD thesis entitled "Intonation Modelling for Speech Synthesis and Emphasis Preservation".
Olivier Canévet awarded the EPFL PhD degree Feb 22, 2017
On February 17th, 2017, Olivier Canévet made the public defense of his PhD thesis entitled "Object Detection with Active Sample Harvesting".
Pedro Pinheiro awarded the EPFL PhD degree Feb 22, 2017
On February 17th, 2017, Pedro Pinheiro made the public defense of his PhD thesis entitled "Large-Scale Image Segmentation with Convolutional Networks"
Idiap has a new opening for a Software Development Engineer position Feb 07, 2017
Passionate about new technologies; talented and creative programmer? Join the R&D team of the Idiap Research Institute and become a key player of our technology transfer activities.
Mise au concours d'un poste de "juriste contrats & propriété intellectuelle" Feb 03, 2017
L’institut de recherche Idiap, situé à Martigny, est une fondation à but non lucratif et spécialisée dans la gestion de l’information multimédia et les interactions homme-machine. Passionnés par les nouvelles technologies ? Venez rejoindre l’institut et devenez un maillon essentiel de nos activités de transfert de technologie.
Idiap has a new opening for a postdoc position in automatic speaker recognition Jan 19, 2017
The Idiap Research Institute seeks a qualified candidate for postdoctoral position in automatic speaker recognition.
Idiap has a new opening for a postdoc position in automatic spam call detection Jan 18, 2017
The Idiap Research Institute seeks a qualified candidate for postdoctoral position in automatic spam call detection.
Idiap has a new opening for a Postdoc position in robot learning applied to bimanual underwater teleoperation Jan 11, 2017
The Robot Learning & Interaction Group has an open Postdoc position within the DexROV European project, in collaboration with 6 other partners in Belgium, France, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.
Thesis award for Dario Azzimonti Jan 09, 2017
Dr. Dario Azzimonti was awarded the C. Moser Award for outstanding Ph.D. or M.Sc. theses within the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science of the University of Bern.
Idiap has a new opening for an Internship position in Natural Language Processing on DNN-based coreference models Dec 22, 2016
Co-reference is the relation between words or phrases in a text that refer to the same entity. DNNs have been successfully applied to a variety of NLP tasks, but for coreference resolution such approaches have shown limited improvement and a suitable model remains to be found. The goal of this internship is to go beyond classifiers that decide whether a pair of phrases is co-referent or not, and instead learn to represent, in the output layer, each of the entities of a text. In collaboration with a PhD student and a postdoc, the model will be applied to document-level machine translation. The work will thus relate to the EU SUMMA and SNSF MODERN projects.
Idiap Awards 2016 Dec 22, 2016
The 2016 Idiap awards have been granted to Darshan Santani and Cijo JOSE.
Idiap has a new opening for a Postdoc position in deep learning and computer vision Dec 20, 2016
The Perception and Activity Understanding group has an opening in computer vision and machine learning.
Idiap has a new opening for a Senior Researcher position in Energy Informatics Dec 15, 2016
The Idiap Research Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute, affiliated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). Building on strong signal processing and machine learning expertise, the Institute carries out advanced R&D activities in the field of human and media computing, including perceptual and cognitive systems, speech and language processing, computer vision, information interfaces and presentation, social/human behavior, biometric person recognition, robotics, and biological imaging.
Idiap has a new opening for a Senior Researcher position Dec 15, 2016
The Idiap Research Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute, affiliated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). Building on strong signal processing and machine learning expertise, the Institute carries out advanced R&D activities in the field of human and media computing, including perceptual and cognitive systems, speech and language processing, computer vision, information interfaces and presentation, social/human behavior, biometric person recognition, robotics, and biological imaging.
Idiap has a new opening for a Linux System Engineer postition Dec 13, 2016
Passionate about Linux environment, you dream to bring your contribution to tomorrow technologies? Join the System and Infrastructures team of the Idiap Research Institute.
Idiap has a new opening for 2 PostDoc positions in secured face recognition Dec 13, 2016
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for Two PostDoc position in the field of face presentation attack detection (aka anti-spoofing). The research will be conducted in the framework of an International project.
Idiap has a new opening for a Post-doctoral position in automatic speech recognition Nov 08, 2016
The Idiap Research Institute invites applications for post-doctoral position in automatic speech recognition. The position is funded by a new industrial project with a leading credit card company in Switzerland. The research and development project will focus on combining technologies of speech recognition with speaker verification. The research will be carried out in a collaboration with other (i.e. European H2020) projects already running at the Idiap research institute.
Idiap has a new opening for 2 PhD positions in machine learning Sep 26, 2016
The Idiap Research Institute, affiliated with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, seeks two PhD students in machine learning to develop new techniques to speed up the training of deep architectures using importance sampling, and to learn automatically network architectures from data. The starting date is early 2017.
Idiap has a new opening for a PhD positions in Visual Sensing for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Sep 07, 2016
The research will be conducted in the context of MuMMER (MultiModal Mall Entertainment Robot, www.mummer-project.eu). The project will develop a humanoid robot (based on Aldebaran's Pepper platform) able to engage and interact autonomously and naturally with individuals or groups or people. To support this behaviour, the project consortium will develop and integrate new methods from audiovisual scene processing, social-signal processing, high-level action selection, and human-aware robot navigation.
Idiap has a new opening for a PhDs and Postdocs in the context of the "Valais-Wallis Ambition" initiative Sep 07, 2016
Through its "Valais-Wallis Ambition" initiative, and within the constraints of its projects and financial availabilities, the Idiap Research Institute supports young engineers having completed their primary and secondary schools in Valais, followed by EPFL-equivalent studies, and interested in pursuing high-quality post-graduate training.
Dr Afsaneh Asaei recognized as an IEEE Senior Member Jul 14, 2016
Idiap congratulates Afsaneh Asaei for having been elevated to the IEEE senior member grade.
Ivana Chingovska received the PhD degree from EPFL Jun 13, 2016
Ivana Chingovska received the PhD degree from EPFL on May 2nd 2016 after the public defense of her doctoral dissertation entitled: "Trustworthy Biometric Verification under Spoofing Attacks: Application to the Face Mode".
Idiap has a new opening for a PhD position in Sign Language Technology Apr 21, 2016
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PhD student position in the field of automatic sign language recognition. The research will be conducted in the framework of the SNSF funded Sinergia project SMILE (Scalable Multimodal sign language Technology for sIgn language Learning and assessmEnt). This is a consortium project that involves Idiap, Hochschule für Heilpädagogik (HfH, Zurich) and Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing at University of Surrey (UK).
Idiap has a new opening for an internship position in speech processing Apr 08, 2016
The Idiap Research Institute invites applications for one internship position in the domain of speech processing. The position will be aligned with an European project on speaker identification.
Idiap has a new opening for a PhD student position in Multilingual Affective Speech Synthesis Apr 07, 2016
In the context of a Swiss NSF grant, we seek a PhD student to work on multilingual and affective speech synthesis.
Idiap has a new opening for an internship position on extreme value analysis for non-stationary time series with application in climate sciences Feb 24, 2016
The Idiap Research Institute invites applications for one internship position within the Uncertainty Quantification and Optimal Design group to work on extreme value analysis for non-stationary time series with application in climate sciences.
Idiap has a new opening for an internship position on social media for social good Feb 05, 2016
The Social Computing Group is looking for an intern to develop methods for analysis and visualization of social media and crowdsourced data for social good.
Idiap has a new opening for a Post-doctoral position on vision-based methods for accurate manufacturing defect detection Feb 02, 2016
The Computer Vision and Learning group at the Idiap Research Institute (http://www.idiap.ch/cvl) invites applications for a postdoctoral-position on the development of techniques for accurate defect detection in manufacturing processes.
Idiap has a new opening for a Post-doctoral position on learning invariant embeddings for face recognition Feb 02, 2016
The Computer Vision and Learning group at the Idiap Research Institute (http://www.idiap.ch/cvl) invites applications for a postdoctoral-position on the development of invariant embeddings for face recognition.
Idiap has a new opening for a PhD student position in the field of biological image processing Jan 21, 2016
The Computational Bioimaging Group at Idiap is recruiting a PhD student in image processing.
Idiap has a new opening for a Post-doctoral position on 3D finger-vein biometrics Jan 14, 2016
The Idiap Research Institute invites applications for one post-doctoral position in biometrics. The position is funded by a new 18-month research project on 3D finger-vein sensing and recognition. The research will be carried out together with a Swiss consortium of one high-profile research institute and one company.
Idiap has a new opening for an internship position in wrist vein biometrics Jan 06, 2016
The Idiap Research Institute invites applications for one internship position in biometrics. The position is funded by a new 18-month research project on wrist vein sensing and recognition. The work will be carried out together with a Swiss consortium of one high-profile research institute and one company.
Idiap has a new opening for a Post-doctoral position in Robust Automatic Speech Recognition Dec 23, 2015
The Idiap Research Institute invites applications for post-doctoral position in robust automatic speech recognition. The position is funded by a new 2-year EU Horizon 2020 project MALORCA, a research project on long term unsupervised adaptation of the acoustic and the language models of a speech recognition system. The research will be carried out together with a European consortium of high-profile research institutes and companies.
Idiap has a new opening for a PhD Student position in machine learning applied to the control of prosthetic hands Dec 23, 2015
The Robot Learning & Interaction Group at Idiap is recruiting a PhD Student in the field of robot learning and control. The work will take place within the TACT-HAND project starting in April 2016, in collaboration with DLR and CITEC, where Idiap will contribute to the robot learning aspects.
Idiap has a new opening for a PostDoc position in wrist vein biometrics Dec 23, 2015
The Idiap Research Institute invites applications for one post-doctoral position in biometrics.
On November 30, 2015, Maryam Habibi was awarded the EPFL doctorate for her dissertation on "Modeling Users' Information Needs in a Document Recommender for Meetings" Dec 14, 2015
Maryam Habibi arrived at Idiap as a research assistant in September 2011, for the third phase of the IM2 NCCR, after an MSc at Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2010). She prepared her thesis in the EPFL Doctoral School in Electrical Engineering (EDEE), and was a member of Idiap's NLP group. Her thesis was supervised by Prof. Hervé Bourlard and by Dr. Andrei Popescu-Belis as a co-director.
New opening for an internship position Dec 10, 2015
Executable Paper System for a Web-based Scientific Development Platform
New opening for a PhD positions in Visual and Multimodal Sensing for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Nov 19, 2015
The research will be conducted in the context of MuMMER (MultiModal Mall Entertainment Robot), a newly 4-year EU Horizon 2020 funded project involving several leading European institutions in the field.
On October 9th, 2015, Kenneth Funes was awarded the EPFL doctorate for his dissertation entitled “3D Gaze Estimation from Remote RGB-D sensors”. Nov 13, 2015
Kenneth Funes successfully defended his private examination in front of a committee of experts, composed of Prof. Dan Witzner Hansen, Prof. Louis-Philippe Morency, Dr. Ronan Boulic, Prof. Kamiar Aminian and Dr. Jean-Marc Odobez on May 29th, 2015, whereas on October 9th, 2015, he presented his public defense at EPFL, as a final step towards the completion of his PhD.
New opening for a Post-doctoral position in automatic speaker recognition Nov 02, 2015
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PostDoc position in the field of automatic speaker recognition (ASR) .
New opening for a PhD student position in Document-level Machine Translation Oct 02, 2015
The Idiap Research Institute invites applications for several PhD and post-doctoral positions in document-level machine translation and in multilingual speech recognition. These positions are funded by a new 3-year EU Horizon 2020 project in big data, which will develop solutions for monitoring a massive number of media streams through their automatic analysis and aggregation into a dynamic knowledge base.
New opening for a Post-doctoral position in Multilingual Speech Recognition Sep 30, 2015
The Idiap Research Institute invites applications for PhD and post-doctoral positions in multilingual speech recognition and document-level machine translation.
Mohammad Javad Taghizadeh awarded the EPFL PhD degree for his work on "Enabling speech applications using Ad-Hoc Microphone Arrays" Sep 16, 2015
On September 14th, 2015, Mohammad Javad Taghizadeh made the public defense of his PhD thesis entitled "Enabling speech applications using Ad-Hoc Microphone Arrays"
New opening for a PhD student position in robot learning for interactive dressing assistance Sep 07, 2015
The Robot Learning & Interaction Group at Idiap is recruiting a PhD student in the field of robot learning and control. The work will take place within a CHIST-ERA project on interactive dressing assistance (I-DRESS) starting in December 2015, in collaboration with CSIC-UPC and UWE-BRL, where Idiap contributes to the robot learning aspects.
New opening for a PhD student position in the field of security in mobile biometrics Aug 12, 2015
The Idiap Research Institute ( http://www.idiap.ch ) seeks qualified candidates for one PhD student position in the field of security in mobile biometrics. The research will be conducted in the framework of a European project funded by the Norwegian IKTPLUSS research program.
Laurent El-Shafey is leaving the team Aug 12, 2015
Good bye Laurent
Elie Khoury is leaving the team Aug 12, 2015
It’s time for change !
Ashtosh Sapru received the PhD degree from EPFL Jul 15, 2015
Ashtosh Sapru received the PhD degree from EPFL on June 29th 2015 after the public defense of his doctoral dissertation entitled: "Automatic social role recognition and its application in structuring multiparty interactions".
New opening for a PhD student position in the field of computational imaging for optical microscopy Jun 16, 2015
The Computational Bioimaging Group at Idiap is recruiting a PhD student in image processing and optical microscopy.
Laurent Nguyen receives PhD degree from EPFL Jun 08, 2015
Laurent Nguyen received the PhD degree from EPFL on May 29th 2015 after the public defense of his doctoral dissertation entitled: "Computational Analysis of Behavior in Employment Interviews and Video Resumes".
YELLA Sree Harsha awarded the EPFL PhD degree for his work on Speaker diarization May 27, 2015
On May 27th, 2015, YELLA Sree Harsha made the public defense of his PhD thesis entitled "Speaker diarization of spontaneous meeting room conversations"
New opening for a PostDoc or Scientific Collaborator Position in Face Anti-Spoofing May 13, 2015
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PostDoc or Scientific Collaborator position in the field of face recognition. The research will be conducted in the framework of an Industrial project.
New opening for a PostDoc or Scientific Collaborator Position in Voice Anti-Spoofing May 12, 2015
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PostDoc or Scientific Collaborator position in the field of voice/speaker recognition. The research will be conducted in the framework of an Industrial project.
New opening for a PhD student position in the field of trustworthy automatic speaker recognition Apr 22, 2015
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PhD student position in the field of automatic speaker recognition. The research will be conducted in the framework of the SNSF funded project UniTS (Unified Speech Processing Framework for Trustworthy Speaker Recognition).
New opening for an internship position on "Applied Signal Processing for Speech Perception" Apr 21, 2015
Are you looking for a summer job in signal processing? Are you interested in how we hear and understand speech?
New opening for an internship position on Reconstruction Methods for Patterned Illumination Imaging Mar 24, 2015
Idiap has an open student internship position in the Computational BioImaging Group
L'Idiap met au concours un poste d' aide comptable et administratif Mar 12, 2015
Pour faire face à la croissance continue de ses activités, ainsi qu’à certaines restructurations en interne, l’Idiap met au concours le poste de aide comptable et administratif (80-100%)
New opening position at Koemei Mar 09, 2015
Koemei is looking for a creative, talented and driven individual, who shares our passion to improve lives and augment the way people and business systems interact. Join our team as a Full stack software engineer and participate in driving our company to the next level. You must be self starting, result oriented and passionate.
New opening for an internship position on "Inference of high level semantics from prosodic features". Jan 28, 2015
The Idiap speech group works on many aspects of speech processing, including recognition and synthesis for the purpose of speech to speech translation. Recently, much of our work is in the area of speech prosody. Prosody is often ignored in speech recognition, but is vital for synthesis. To this end, we are developing models of prosody that lend themselves to automatic extraction, translation and synthesis of speech.
New opening for an internship position on "Robot drawing skills acquisition with vision feedback" Dec 19, 2014
Idiap has an open internship position for a student to work in the new Robot Learning and Interaction Group. The project involves the bimanual robot Baxter controlled by torque commands, enabling the production of natural human-like movements by modifying the stiffness at the level of the articulations.
Idiap Phd student and paper award 2014 Dec 17, 2014
Idiap has awarded Kenneth Funes Mora and Laurent Son Nguyen for their outstanding work.
Marco Fornoni awarded the EPFL PhD degree for his work on "Saliency-based Representations and Multi-component Classifiers for Visual Scene Recognition" Dec 02, 2014
In his work, Marco Fornoni developed image representations and classification algorithms for automatically labeling an image with the high-level semantic concept describing the scene as a whole (e.g. "a mountain scene").
Student visit from the University of Zurich Nov 17, 2014
Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21, 2014
Idiap opens its doors to school children during the “Oser tous les métiers” day Nov 17, 2014
Once more, Idiap has welcomed a group of 21 children - 17 girls and 4 boys of around 12 years old - from all over the Canton of Valais during the “Oser tous les métiers” day on November, 13th 2014.
Ramya Rasipuram awarded the EPFL PhD degree for her work on "Grapheme-based Automatic Speech Recognition using Probabilistic Lexical Modeling" Oct 07, 2014
On October first 2014, Ramya Rasipuram made the public defense of her PhD thesis entitled "Grapheme-based Automatic Speech Recognition using Probabilistic Lexical Modeling". She received the EPFL PhD thesis diploma from her thesis Director Hervé Bourlard.
New opening for a PhD position on "Face and person attribute recognition from multimedia sources" Sep 29, 2014
Context: We are looking for a highly motivated candidate for a doctoral position in computer vision and multimedia retrieval.
Alexandre Heili awarded the EPFL PhD degree for his work on "Human Tracking and Pose Estimation in Open Spaces" Aug 19, 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.
New opening for a PhD position on "Computer vision and Machine Learning" Jul 21, 2014
The Idiap Research Institute, affiliated with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, seeks one PhD student to develop original techniques for object tracking in videos.
New opening for a PhD position on "Automatic speech recognition beyond hidden Markov Models" Jul 16, 2014
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).
New opening for an internship position on "Cross-lingual prosody modeling" Jul 16, 2014
Speech to speech translation is able to translate speech from one language to another. Although the quality varies, we can expect to see the accuracy increase in the coming years. However, the speaking style and emotion in the speech is typically not translated. These aspects of speech are carried mainly by prosody, meaning features such as pitch, intensity and duration.
New opening for a postdoctoral position in Information Retrieval Jun 17, 2014
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at Idiap in information retrieval and natural language processing, for a technology transfer project funded by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI / KTI).
New opening for a permanent Senior Researcher position May 19, 2014
Idiap invites applications for a permanent Senior Researcher position. The main focus of this search is for highly qualified candidates, with evidence of strong research, PhD student supervision, and project management capabilities.
Laurent El-Shafey awarded the EPFL PhD degree for his work on "Scalable Probabilistic Models For Face and Speaker Recognition" May 06, 2014
On May 2 2014, Laurent El-Shafey made the public defense of his PhD thesis entitled "Scalable Probabilistic Models For Face and Speaker Recognition". He received the EPFL PhD thesis diploma from his thesis co-Director Sébastien Marcel.
New opening for an internship position on "Extracting communication quality features on recorded talks" Apr 30, 2014
Idiap seeks an intern student to gather existing Idiap tools, and develop new ones, and integrate them into a single system estimating the "communication quality" of a speaker based on a recorded talk. Parameters that we would like to extract and integrate into a single system consist of pitch/prosody features, speaking rate, amount of pauses, etc.
New opening for a PhD position on Heterogeneous Face Recognition Apr 07, 2014
The overall goal of the PhD position is to research, develop and evaluate new algorithms and models for heterogenous face recognition.
CTI Entrepreneurship Training One year Anniversary Mar 24, 2014
Western Switzerland
New opening for a PostDoc in Facial Feature Localization Feb 27, 2014
In the context of a new funded project, Idiap is looking to explore more advanced facial analysis techniques that need a precise localization of facial key points (eye corners, eye centers, eyebrows, mouth corner, ...).
New opening for an Industrial Relation Manager Feb 21, 2014
To further enhance its endeavors towards Technology Transfer, Idiap is now seeking applications for a senior position as Industrial Relation Manager.
New openings for Software Development Engineers Feb 20, 2014
To strengthen its technology transfer activities, Idiap is currently seeking to hire several software development engineers.
New opening for a Postdoc on "Video processing for surveillance" Feb 11, 2014
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate for a postdoctoral position in computer vision for surveillance applications. The work will take place in the context of a project recently funded by the Swiss Governement, where the main goal is to design an intrusion detection system that can leverage on incremental learning techniques and automatic scene parameter adaptation. The project involves a Small company and another Technological university.
New opening for an internship position in the field of "Multi-player game building controlled using audio modality". Feb 10, 2014
The Idiap research institute has joined D-BOX (http://www.idiap.ch/project/d-box/) project (funded by an EC Eureka Pan-European research and development funding and coordination organization). D-Box's main goal is to develop and test an innovative architecture for conversational agents whose purpose is to support multilingual collaboration between users on a common problem in an interactive application. The interactive agent will enable type-written and/or spoken collaboration in the users' native language by mediating communication: all user interactions will be transmitted through the D-Box multilingual agent.
New opening for a Postdoc in Vascular Biometrics Jan 10, 2014
The successful candidate will be possibly working on the following topics in vascular biometrics: mobile vascular recognition, spoofing and anti-spoofing. The research will rely on previous knowledge and software developed at Idiap and in the biometrics team.
New opening for an internship position in the field of "Audio-Visual Spoofing in Face and Speaker Biometrics" Jan 10, 2014
Idiap seeks an Intern student to develop and to setup a audio-visual capture environment, to collect a spoofing database, to evaluate the vulnerability to spoofing of reference speaker recognition systems, and possibly to develop anti-spoofing algorithms.
Idiap Phd students awards 2013 Dec 17, 2013
The 2013 Idiap awards have been granted to Laurent EL SHAFEY and Leonidas LEFAKIS.
Gelareh Mohammadi awarded the EPFL PhD degree for her work on Automatic Personality Perception. Nov 25, 2013
On November 15, 2013, Gelareh Mohammadi made the public defense of her PhD thesis entitled "Automatic Personality Perception: Inferreing Personality Traits from Nonverbal Vocal Behavior".
Idiap opens its doors to school children during the “Osez tous les métiers” day Nov 18, 2013
Once more, IM2 and Idiap have welcomed a group of 19 children - 16 girls and 3 boys around 12 years old - from all over the Canton of Valais during the “Osez tous les métiers” day on November, 14th.
Afsaneh Asaei awarded the EPFL PhD degree for her work in sparse reconstruction applied to speech processing. Sep 06, 2013
On September 4th 2013, Afsaneh Asaei, made the public defense of her PhD thesis entitled "Model-based Sparse Component Analysis for Multiparty Distant Speech Recognition". She received the EPFL diploma from her doctoral advisor (Hervé Bourlard).
Dinesh Babu Jayagopi to join IIIT Bangalore as Assistant Professor. Aug 20, 2013
Idiap Research Institute would like to congratulate Dinesh Babu Jayagopi who will join end of this year as an Assistant Professor at IIIT Bangalore. Between 2007 and 2011 he finished his Phd at Idiap, specialized in the field of Social Computing. Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher at Idiap.
Majid Yazdani awarded the EPFL PhD degree for his work on Similarity Learning Over Large Collaborative Networks. Jul 11, 2013
On June 6th 2013, Majid Yazdani, made the public defense of his PhD thesis entitled "Similarity Learning Over Large Collaborative Networks". He received the EPFL diploma from his doctoral advisor (Andrei Popescu-Belis).
Joan-Isaac Biel Tres received EPFL PhD title Jul 08, 2013
On June 28, 2013, Joan-Isaac Biel Tres made the public defense of his PhD thesis entitled "Mining Conversational Social Video". He received the EPFL diploma from his doctoral advisor (Daniel Gatica-Perez.)
On June 20, 2013, David Imseng successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Multilingual speech recognition - a posterior based approach" Jun 21, 2013
Modern automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems are based on parametric statistical models such as hidden Markov models (HMMs), exploiting 1) acoustic-phonetic models, which need to be trained on large amount of acoustic data, 2) a language model, which needs to be trained on large amount of text data and, finally, 3) a lexicon with phonetic transcription which requires linguistic expertise. Developing multilingual ASR systems, or systems that are robust to accents and dialects, is therefore a very challenging task for current state-of-the-art ASR systems.
Gelareh Mohammadi is selected as one of the recipients of the 2013 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship May 15, 2013
Idiap invites applications for a permanent Researcher or Senior Researcher position May 02, 2013
The main focus of this search is for highly qualified candidates, with evidence of strong research, PhD student supervision, and project management capabilities.
On April 19, 2013, Nicolae Suditu successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Adaptive relevance feedback for large-scale image retrieval". Apr 29, 2013
This work investigates several extensions of a state-of-the-art content-based image retrieval system. The two main contributions are an algorithmic extension to make it suitable for collections of one million images or more, and a novel procedure to smoothly transition from an exploratory phase to an exploitation one.
On April 26, 2013, Tatiana Tommasi successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Learning to Learn by Exploiting Prior Knowledge" Apr 29, 2013
The work described in her thesis takes place in the context of visual recognition and category detection, in all scenarios where there is a need for learning a new category model but it is not possible or expensive, to obtain large amounts of annotated training data. The main contribution of the thesis of Tatiana Tommasi is to cast the problem of learning to learn from small samples into the max-margin classifiers framework, providing to the community principled algorithms for open ended learning of object categories from few samples. The power and generality of the results achieved in the thesis has further been demonstrated in other domains, such as control of prosthetic hands for amputees.
On April 4, 2013, Lakshmi Saheer successfully defended her PhD thesis Apr 11, 2013
On April 4, 2013, Lakshmi Saheer successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Unified Framework Of Feature Based Adaptation For Statistical Speech Synthesis And Recognition".
Dairazalia Sanchez Cortes received EPFL PhD title Mar 04, 2013
Edgar Francisco Roman Rangel received EPFL PhD title Feb 28, 2013
A Short Introduction to Python, Bob and Scientific Software Management, Idiap YouTube channel Feb 20, 2013
New opening for an internship position in the field of machine learning Feb 13, 2013
Comparison of GPU and CPU MLP implementations for image classification.
New opening for an internship position in the field of statistical machine translation Feb 06, 2013
Learning verb tense translation from parallel corpora for statistical machine translation.
New opening for an internship position Jan 30, 2013
Age estimation from face images using Multivariate Boosting
Hands-on introduction to Bob and Python at Idiap Jan 24, 2013
A hands-on introduction to Bob and Python will take place at Idiap on January 30th between 2-4pm. Free places are still available.
Hui LIANG successfully defended his PhD thesis Dec 11, 2012
On December 11 2012, Hui LIANG successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Data-Driven Enhancement of State Mapping-Based Cross-Lingual Speaker Adaptation".
New opening for a PhD student and postdoctoral positions in computer vision and multimedia retrieval for cultural heritage Dec 11, 2012
We are looking for highly motivated candidates for two positions in computer vision and multimedia retrieval for cultural heritage, in the context of a new project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
IM2 and "La Journée : Oser tous les métiers" Nov 12, 2012
Since couple years, each Swiss School is participating to the Day: “Oser tous les Métiers", an initiative to give the chance to children between 10-12 years old to discover different types of professions. The children are invited to follow one of their parents at work to discover their "working environment".
Jagan Varadarajan successfully defended his PhD thesis Sep 07, 2012
On 30th August 2012, Jagan Varadarajan successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Sequential Topic Models for Mining Recurrent Activities and their Relationships: Application to long term video recordings ", supervised by Dr. Jean-Marc Odobez.
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PhD position in the area of acoustic data driven grapheme-to-subword unit conversion applied to automatic speech recognition (ASR). Aug 31, 2012
In standard hidden Markov (HMM) based ASR systems or text-to-speech (TTS) systems, each word is modelled as a sequence of subword units. The subword units typically being phonemes/phones. The sequence of subword units is often referred to as pronunciation model of the word, e.g. CAT - /k/ /ae/ /t/. The lexicon of the ASR or TTS system contains the mapping between the word and its pronunciation model.
Darshan Santani has joined Idiap as a PhD student, Aug 30, 2012 Aug 30, 2012
Darshan has joined Idiap as a PhD student under the supervision of Daniel Gatica-Perez in the Social Computing Group.
Léonore Miauton joins Idiap as Senior Project Manager. Aug 21, 2012
New opening for a Senior Researcher position in Spoken Language Technologies Aug 06, 2012
The Idiap Research Institute is currently seeking candidates for one Senior Researcher position in the area of Spoken Language Technologies, covering speech processing, speech recognition and synthesis, dialog modelling, and related research areas. Idiap’s activities in speech processing currently cover all aspects of speaker adaptive, multilingual, large vocabulary, continuous speech recognition systems, including development/maintenance of large HMM and HMM/ANN-based speech recognition systems, speech enhancement and source localization (microphone arrays), speaker adaptation, segmentation and clustering, robust acoustic features, spoken term detection (keyword spotting), and multilingual speech recognition and synthesis.
New opening for a Software Development Engineer position Jul 23, 2012
You have a passion for new technologies and you are a talented programmer? Join the R&D development team of Idiap!
New opening for a postdoctoral position in the area of automatic speech recognition. Jul 11, 2012
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one post-doctoral research position in the area of automatic speech recognition in the Swiss language environment.
New opening for a postdoctoral position in the area of speech recognition and synthesis in Swiss languages Jul 10, 2012
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one post-doctoral position in the area of speech recognition and synthesis in Swiss languages.
New opening for one PhD position in the area of adaptation for speech synthesis in Swiss languages. Jul 10, 2012
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PhD position in the area of adaptation for speech synthesis in Swiss languages.
New opening for a postdoctoral positions in computer vision/behavior recognition. Jul 03, 2012
The IDIAP Research Institute (www.idiap.ch), associated with EPFL (Swiss Federal Insitute of Technology, Lausanne) seeks qualified candidates for one postdoctoral research position computer vision and machine learning for human behavior analysis in open space.
New opening for a PhD position in visual object categorization. Jul 03, 2012
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PhD research position on computer vision and machine learning applied to robotics.
New opening for an Assistant Education position. Jul 03, 2012
The LIDIAP ( http://idiap.epfl.ch/ ) is looking for an assistant to support the preparation of new Doctoral courses at EPFL on "Fundamentals in Statistical Pattern Recognition" ( http://phd.epfl.ch/page-19691-en.html ). The assistant will help to consolidate traditional and possibly innovative teaching supports.
Mise au concours d'un poste de "Directeur/trice adjoint/e". Jun 04, 2012
Pour faire face à la croissance continue de ses activités, ainsi qu’à certaines restructurations en interne, l’Idiap met au concours, à Martigny, le poste de "Directeur/trice adjoint/e".
Mise au concours d'un poste de responsable de projets. Jun 04, 2012
Pour faire face à la croissance continue de ses activités, ainsi qu’à certaines restructurations en interne, l’Idiap met au concours, à Martigny, le poste de "Responsable de projets"
Mise au concours d'un poste d'aide comptable à 50%. Jun 04, 2012
Pour faire face à la croissance continue de ses activités, ainsi qu’à certaines restructurations en interne, l’Idiap met au concours le poste d'aide comptable (50%).
New opening for a Postdoc position in speaker recognition May 21, 2012
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one postdoctoral research position in speaker recognition. The research will be conducted in the context of a Swiss National Science Foundation project to support technology transfer.
Rémi Lebret joins Idiap as a new research assistant May 14, 2012
Cosmin Atanasoaei successfully defended his PhD thesis. May 10, 2012
New opening for a PhD position in machine learning and computer vision Apr 05, 2012
The Idiap Research Institute, affiliated with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, seeks one PhD student in statistical learning to develop original active-learning techniques to collect and leverage very large training sets for image classification and object detection.
Venkatesh Bala Subburaman successfully defended his PhD thesis Mar 29, 2012
New opening for a Postdoc position on Multilingual Speech Recognition Mar 22, 2012
In the context of a recently granted EU project D-Box starting in November 2012, Idiap Research Institute is seeking a post-doctoral (or equivalent) researcher for application oriented research in multilingual speech recognition. D-Box's main goal is to develop and test an innovative architecture for conversational agents whose purpose is to support multilingual collaboration between users on a common problem in an interactive application.
New opening for an Internship position on Machine Learning for Motion Capture Human Sequences Mar 20, 2012
The Idiap Research Institute seeks an intern, for a period of six months, to work on novel machine learning techniques applied to motion capture sequences.
New opening for an Internship position on Head Tracking and Egomotion Compensation on a Humanoid Robot Nao. Mar 06, 2012
New opening for an Internship position for a fixed period of six months to work on novel approaches to ad-hoc microphone array processing. Feb 14, 2012
Nikolaos Pappas joins Idiap as a new research assistant. Feb 07, 2012
Anindya Roy successfully defended his PhD thesis. Feb 01, 2012
Anindya Roy obtained his PhD at EPFL on Nov 11 2011 after the public defence of his thesis: “Boosting Localized Features for Speaker and Speech Recognition”.
Youssef Oualil joins Idiap as a new research assistant. Jan 13, 2012
Paul Gay joins Idiap as a new research assistant. Jan 10, 2012
Manuel Günther joins Idiap for a postdoc Jan 04, 2012
Najeh Hajlaoui joins Idiap for a postdoc Dec 07, 2011
Dimitri Palaz joins Idiap as a new research assistant. Dec 01, 2011
Ivana CHINGOVSKA, joins Idiap as a new research assistant. Oct 25, 2011
New opening for a PhD position in semantic indexing and retrieval of networked media Oct 25, 2011
Romain Tavenard joins Idiap for a postdoc Oct 07, 2011
Milos Cernak, new Idiap senior development engineer Oct 05, 2011
Maryam Habibi joins Idiap as a new PhD student. Sep 16, 2011
Marc Ferràs joins Idiap for a postdoc. Sep 13, 2011
New opening for a PhD position in machine learning for spoken term detection Sep 13, 2011
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PhD position in machine learning for spoken term detection.
New opening for a PhD position in machine learning for semantic document retrieval Sep 12, 2011
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PhD position in machine learning for semantic document retrieval.
New opening for a Postdoctoral position in Face Recognition Sep 12, 2011
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one postdoctoral research position in face recognition.
Farrahi Katayoun successfully defended her PhD thesis. Jul 21, 2011
On May 20, 2011, Farrahi Katayoun successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "A Probabilistic Approach to Socio-Geographic Reality Mining ".
Ramviya Parasuraman joins Idiap as a new PhD student. Jun 16, 2011
Samuel Kim joins Idiap for a postdoc. Jun 14, 2011
Arjan Gijsberts joins Idiap for a postdoc. Jun 07, 2011
Radu-Andrei Negoescu successfully defended his PhD thesis Jun 07, 2011
On June first, 2011, Radu-Andrei Negoescu successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Modeling and Understanding Communities in Online Social Media using Probabilistic Methods".
New opening for an Internship position: A Bayesian Networks toolkit for face recognition May 20, 2011
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship May 19, 2011
New opening for a PhD position in machine learning applied to natural language processing May 05, 2011
Gwénolé LECORVE joins Idiap for a postdoc. May 04, 2011
New opening for a PhD position in speech processing and machine learning. Apr 19, 2011
Applications are invited for a PhD position in speech processing and machine learning funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and supported by the the European Network of Excellence in Social Signal Processing SSPNet (see www.sspnet.eu). The duration of the appointment is for a maximum of 4 years with a competitive PhD salary. The position is available from November 2011 onwards. Starting date is negotiable.
Louis-Marie Plumel joins the Idiap system team Mar 21, 2011
We welcome Ashtosh Sapru, new PhD student under the supervision of Dr Fabio Valente. Mar 07, 2011
Salim Kayal joins Idiap R&D development team. Mar 04, 2011
New opening for a PhD position on anti-spoofing in face recognition Mar 03, 2011
Laurent NGUYEN, new Idiap research assistant Feb 02, 2011
Laurent has joined Idiap as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Gatica-Perez.
Dinesh Jayagopi successfully defended his PhD thesis. Jan 31, 2011
On January 25th, 2011, Dinesh Jayagopi successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Computational modeling of face-to-face social interaction using nonverbal behavioral cues".
New opening for a PhD position in Non Invasive Adaptive Hand Prosthetics Jan 24, 2011
The state of the art in hand prosthetics, at the time of writing, does not o er more than 2-3 degrees of freedom and a very coarse control of the force, as there is no haptic feedback. Patients interface with the prosthesis via surface electromyography (sEMG), recorded using surface electrodes. Learning how to control the device through many input sEMG channels is a long and difficult process for most patients, that therefore settles for limited and very simplified movements (open/close). The goal of this project is to develop a family of algorithms able to significantly augment the dexterity, and reduce the training time, for sEMG controlled prosthesis. The research will be conducted within the context of a recently funded Swiss project including European partners.
New opening for a Postdoctoral position in Non Invasive Adaptive Hand Prosthetics. Jan 24, 2011
The state of the art in hand prosthetics, at the time of writing, does not offer more than 2-3 degrees of freedom and a very coarse control of the force, as there is no haptic feedback. Patients interface with the prosthesis via surface electromyography (sEMG), recorded using surface electrodes. Learning how to control the device through many input sEMG channels is a long and difficult process for most patients, that therefore settles for limited and very simplified movements (open/close). The goal of this project is to develop a family of algorithms able to significantly augment the dexterity, and reduce the training time, for sEMG controlled prosthesis. The research will be conducted within the context of a recently funded Swiss project including European partners.
Kenneth Funes has joined Idiap as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Jean-Marc Odobez. Jan 18, 2011
Riwal Lefort has joined Idiap for a postdoc under the supervision of Dr François Fleuret. Jan 10, 2011
He will work on neuron classification in videos, in a joint project with EPFL, University of Geneva, and University of Basel. More precisely he is going to study how to characterize neuron development dynamics, and their relation to gene expression.
New opening for a " Windows System Administrator " position in our system team. Dec 21, 2010
New opening for a "Linux System Administrator" position in our system team. Dec 21, 2010
Completed Thesis, Sarah Favre, Idiap Research Institute Dec 21, 2010
On Dec 8th 2010, Sarah Favre successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Social Network Analysis for Automatic Role Recognition".
New opening for a position in our R&D development team. Dec 21, 2010
Beyond its main mission, research, Idiap is very active in technology transfer. A dedicated team of software engineers is responsible for prototyping and transfering research results to industrial partners. In the framework of increasing technology transfer activities, we are looking for a talented C/C++ Development Engineer with a strong innovative and entrepreneurial character.
Completed Thesis, Deepu Vijayasenan, Idiap Research Institute Dec 14, 2010
On Dec 6th 2010, Deepu Vijayasenan successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "An Information Theoretic Approach to Speaker Diarization of Meeting Recordings".
New opening for an Internship position: Stabilizing ranking in a just-in-time information retrieval system Nov 26, 2010
The goal of this master project is to develop a model for stabilizing the ranking of the results in time, so that their variations are acceptable to a user, making a trade-off between conservatism and novelty, and maximizing relevance at every step. The work will use recent approaches to ranking in information retrieval known as learning-to-rank, and will include also the development of metrics for assessing the quality and usefulness of the proposed stabilized ranking model.
New opening for an Internship position: Comparing Topic Models and Concept Networks for measuring text similarity Nov 26, 2010
The goal of the project is to compare two types of advanced methods for semantic similarity that make use of knowledge about relationships between words, learned from an initial set of documents. These methods are developed by the supervisors' research teams. The first method uses probabilities of word co-occurrences to infer "semantic topics", which are synonym-like relationships. The second method makes use of Wikipedia to determine conceptual relations between words or sets of words.
Carl Scheffler has joined Idiap as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Jean-Marc ODOBEZ. Nov 09, 2010
At Idiap, Carl will be working on head pose estimation and visual focus of attention for the TA2 project.
Cong-Thanh DO has joined Idiap for a postdoc under the supervision of Prof. Hervé Bourlard. Nov 09, 2010
Abdurrahman Eray Baran, new Idiap research assistant Oct 28, 2010
Abdurrahman Eray Baran has joined Idiap as a PhD student under the supervision of Volkan Cevher, assistant tenure track professor
Sreeharsha YELLA, new Idiap research assistant Oct 28, 2010
Sreeharsha has joined Idiap as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Fabio Valente.
Prof Hamid Reza Abutalebi, from Yazd University, Iran, has joined the Idiap research team as a Sabbatical Professor, for a period of one year, starting beginning of October. Oct 06, 2010
Prof. Abutalebi will work with Prof. Bourlard in the framework of "Array-based Speech Signal Processing".
Dr. Ronan Collobert, new Idiap permanent researcher. Oct 05, 2010
In November 15, Dr. Ronan Collobert will join the Idiap staff as permanent researcher.
New opening for 3 Internship positions Sep 22, 2010
New opening for 4 Internship positions Sep 20, 2010
Thomas Meyer, new Idiap PhD student Sep 07, 2010
New opening for a Postdoctoral position in Machine Translation Aug 23, 2010
New opening for an Internship position: Weighted Finite State Transducer compression for Automatic Speech Recognition Aug 12, 2010
WFSTs represent a means of pre-compiling the grammars used by ASR decoders. Such pre-compiled grammars tend to lead to both quicker decoding, because duplication of weights and paths is minimised, and simpler decoder implementations, because the composition process is offline. Pre-compiled grammars are quite large, sometimes limited only by the size of the memory on the host CPU.
New opening for an Internship position: Data-flow architectures for Automatic Speech Recognition Aug 11, 2010
Data-flow is a signal processing paradigm where modular components can be arranged in directed graphs to perform complex tasks. Data-flow lends itself to block calculations that take advantage of the hierarchical caches on modern CPUs. It also naturally modularises flow-based algorithms such that the components are easily re-used.
Joel Pinto successfully defended his PhD thesis Aug 05, 2010
On July 16 2010, Joel Pinto successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Multilayer Perceptron Based Hierarchical Acoustic Modeling for Automatic Speech Recognition".
New opening for a Doctoral research position in audio and speech processing Jul 20, 2010
The PhD student will investigate novel methods for automatic analysis and indexing of audio archives from the cultural heritage, extremely heterogeneous in terms of contents and quality. Candidates should hold a master degree in engineering, physics, computer science, or applied mathematics. A strong mathematical background, excellent programming skills and aptitude for creative research are expected. The student will be enrolled in EPFL's doctoral program.
New opening for a postdoctoral position in Head pose tracking and visual attention modeling Jun 29, 2010
New opening for a PhD position on 3D face tracking and gaze modeling Jun 29, 2010
Samira Sheikhi, new Idiap PhD student Jun 15, 2010
André Rabello Dos Anjos, new Idiap postdoctoral researcher Jun 15, 2010
New opening for a postdoctoral position in machine learning and bioinformatics Jun 15, 2010
The Idiap Research Institute, associated with EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) seeks a qualified candidate for a postdoctoral research position in machine learning and bioinformatics.
Prof. Filiberto Pla, has joined the Idiap research team for a period of three months starting beginning of May. May 10, 2010
He will be working with Daniel Gatica on "methods for activity representations from video".
New opening for an Internship position for the development of a face recognition iPhone App Apr 21, 2010
This project aims to integrate latest Idiap scalable face detection and recognition technology on an iPhone by developping an innovative demonstration application.
New opening for an Internship position on Automatic 3D Face Recognition Mar 08, 2010
This project aims to address some of the issues of automatic 3D face recognition. Previous work to perform 3D face recognition has often relied on manually annotated features (such as the eyes and nose) to assist with the registration process. This project will examine the effect of using automatic methods for performing registration and normalisation on 3D face recognition
Ed Gregg, new Idiap Financial Manager Mar 05, 2010
New opening for a postdoctoral position on Anti-Spoofing in Face Recognition Feb 04, 2010
Leonidas Lefakis new Phd student Feb 02, 2010
Alexandre Heili new Phd Student Feb 02, 2010
New opening for a Doctoral research position in speech processing and machine learning Feb 02, 2010
Laurent El Shafey, new PhD student Jan 05, 2010
Laurent El Shafey has joined Idiap in January to work on Face Recognition.
Marco Fornoni, new Idiap PhD student research assistant Jan 05, 2010
On the beginning of January 2010, Christophe Ecoeur has joined Idiap team as an accounting assistant. Jan 05, 2010
As part of Idiap-EPFL joint development plan, Idiap is happy to welcome its first EPFL assistant tenure track professor Volkan Cevher. Dec 22, 2009
Trinh-Minh-Tri Do, new postdoctoral researcher Nov 27, 2009
Trinh-Minh-Tri Do has joined Idiap in November to work on the human dynamics analysis from mobile phones.
François Moulin has joined the Idiap developer team Nov 23, 2009
We are glad to welcome François Moulin in our team as a Development Engineer.
New opening for an Assistant Accountant position Nov 19, 2009
New opening for a Senior Researcher position Nov 18, 2009
New opening for a PhD Studentship position in Natural Language Processing Nov 12, 2009
EDEE courses 2009 - 2010 Oct 01, 2009
New openings for two doctoral and two postdoctoral positions Sep 24, 2009
Now open position for a C++ Software engineer Sep 22, 2009
Idiap is now affiliated to the new EPFL Doctoral School "EDEE" Jul 08, 2009
Large-Scale Human Dynamics from Mobile Phones May 15, 2009
Open Position - Postdoc
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