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Type: Postdoc
Name (ID): Postdoc position on joint modeling of speech and physiological signals (OP-20180316-091256)
Supervised by: Mathew MAGIMAI DOSS


The Idiap Research Institute together with the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) seeks a qualified candidate for postdoctoral position on joint modeling of speech and physiological signals. The research and development will be take place in the context of CSEM-Idiap collaboration project AUDIO: Reinforced Audio Processing via Physiological Signals. Briefly, this project combines Idiap's expertise on speech processing and CSEM's expertise on physiological signal acquisition to develop a platform that acquires speech signal synchronously with physiological signals and body sounds, and models them jointly for human conversation analysis.

The successful candidate will be part of the Speech and Audio Processing group at Idiap. She or he will work under the supervision of Dr. Mathew Magimai Doss ( and will also engage with the collaborators from CSEM.

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD degree in electrical engineering, computer science or related fields. She or he should have a strong 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 experience in speech processing or physiological signal processing or both is an asset.

The position is offered for one year, with a possibility of extension based on the performance of the candidate and availability of funds. The start date is May 2018. 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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