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Type: Postdoc
Name (ID): Postdoctoral position in automatic spam call detection (OP-20170118-105912)
Supervised by: Mathew MAGIMAI DOSS


The Idiap Research Institute seeks a qualified candidate for postdoctoral position in automatic spam call detection. The research and development will be take place in the context of an industrial project COntent Based cAll fiLTering (COBALT) funded by The Ark foundation ( Broadly the R&D will focus on: (a) development of novel signal processing and machine learning methods for automatic classification of natural speech, music and synthetic speech signals and (b) development of audio fingerprinting methods for call filtering.

The successful candidate will be part of the Speech and Audio Processing group at Idiap and will work under the supervision of Dr. Mathew Magimai Doss (

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD degree in computer science, electrical engineering or related fields. She or he should have a background in signal processing, applied mathematics, optimization and linear algebra. The applicant should also have strong programming skills and be familiar with Python/Perl, C/C++, shell scripting and with the Linux environment. A solid background in speech and audio signal processing is an asset.

The position is offered for one year, with a possibility of extension based on performance of the candidate and the funding availabilities. The start date is immediate and the annual gross salary is CHF 80,000.

For further information, please contact Dr. Mathew Magimai Doss (

About Idiap:

Idiap is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute recognized and funded by the Swiss Federal Government, the State of Valais, and the City of Martigny.

Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a young, high-quality, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal opportunity employer and is actively involved in the "Advancement of Women in Science" European initiative. The Institute seeks to maintain a principle of open competition (on the basis of merit) to appoint the best candidate, provides equal opportunity for all candidates, and equally encourage both genders to apply.

Idiap is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of Switzerland, surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and offering exceptional quality of life, exciting recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. Although Idiap is located in the French part of Switzerland, English is the official working language. Free French lessons are also provided on a complimentary basis.

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