Phd position in speaker identification and related speech/language technology applications

The Idiap Research Institute is currently seeking candidates for one PhD position in the area of speaker identification and related speech/language technology applications.

In the context of a newly granted EC H2020 project, Idiap will cooperate with 21 other partners (from EU and Israel) on the ROXANNE (Real time network, text, and speaker analytics for combating organized crime) project, covering multiple areas of security and biometrics. The goal of the ROXANNE project is to achieve a significant increase in the speed of investigation processes and an improvement in identification of individuals by means of speech, in the scope of criminal cases where large amounts of lawfully intercepted communications (with multilingual attributes) are analysed.
The technical development will be centred around the ROXANNE platform, which will enhance criminal network analysis capabilities by providing a framework for extracting evidence and actionable intelligence based on speech, language and video technologies.

The Idiap PhD position will mainly focus on the voice-based biometrics aspects, including speaker identification/verification, enriched by other spoken language technologies. The applicants should hold a master degree in computer science or a related field, and should have very good programming skills. Past experience of research, along with knowledge of speech and audio processing, language modeling, information retrieval, etc., would be valuable assets. The candidates should also demonstrate good communication and writing skills in English.

To apply, please go to our online recruitment system: Phd position in speaker identification