Speech and Audio Processing

Speech processing has been one of the mainstays of Idiap’s research portfolio for many years. Today it is still the largest group within the institute, and Idiap continues to be recognised as a leading proponent in the field. The expertise of the group encompasses statistical automatic speech recognition (based on hidden Markov models, or hybrid systems exploiting connectionist approaches), text-to-speech, and generic audio processing (covering sound source localization, microphone arrays, speaker diarization, audio indexing, very low bit-rate speech coding, and perceptual background noise analysis for telecommunication systems).

Group News

A year to reinforce ties between Idiap and Mexico
research — Nov 21, 2019

Full time professor in Mexico, Esaú Villatoro is on sabbatical year at Idiap. He aims to develop a project in the Natural Language Understanding field with different researchers from the Idiap Research Institute.

Police forces plan to use artificial intelligence to speed up their investigations
research — Oct 17, 2019

Coordinated by the Idiap Research Institute, the European project Roxanne gathers a large variety of national and international police forces, including Interpol, as well as scientists, large industry and private companies. Its aim is to create a computer programme able to help investigators to link various clues and uncover criminal network activities.

3 promotions to Senior Researcher at Idiap
institute — Jan 30, 2018

Following a very strict evaluation process – comprising the nomination by Idiap's management and a formal approval by the Scientific College - , Idiap is pleased to announce the promotion of three of its researchers to Senior Researchers:

Group Job Openings

Multiple research positions in the Speech and Audio Processing group by admin — last modified Jul 10, 2020
Multiple research positions in the Speech and Audio Processing group at the Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
Ph.D position in Low Level Mechanisms of Language Evolution by admin — last modified Jul 10, 2020
With the launch of a new 'NCCR Evolving Language', which involves nearly 40 different research groups from a large variety of disciplines across Switzerland, we seek to fill a PhD position.
Postdoc positions in automatic speech recognition by admin — last modified Jul 10, 2020
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for several postdoctoral positions in the field of Deep Learning applied for acoustic, and/or language modeling in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR).
Internship position in domain of automatic speech recognition by admin — last modified Jul 10, 2020
The position will be aligned with an European project on automatic speech recognition of air-traffic communication through SESAR Joint Undertaking exploratory research

Current Group Members

BOURLARD, Hervé
(Director, EPFL Full Professor)
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GARNER, Philip
(Senior Researcher)
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MAGIMAI DOSS, Mathew
(Senior Researcher)
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MOTLICEK, Petr
(Senior Researcher)
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IMSENG, David
(Research Associate)
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KODRASI, Ina
(Research Associate)
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MADIKERI, Srikanth
(Research Associate)
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ANTONELLO, Niccolò
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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PARIDA, Shantipriya
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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PRASAD, Ravi (Shankar)
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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KHOSRAVANI, Abbas
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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SARFJOO, Saeed (Seyyed)
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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TORNAY, Sandrine
(Research Assistant)
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KABIL, Selen
(Research Assistant)
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VYAS, Apoorv
(Research Assistant)
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MARELLI, François
(Research Assistant)
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HERMANN, Enno
(Research Assistant)
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ZULUAGA GOMEZ, Juan Pablo
(Research Assistant)
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FRITSCH, Julian (David)
(Research Assistant)
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FABIEN, Maël
(Research Assistant)
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SCHNELL, Bastian
(Research Assistant)
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HE, Weipeng
(Research Assistant)
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JANBAKHSHI, Parvaneh
(Research Assistant)
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BITTAR, Alexandre
(Research Assistant)
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PRASAD, Amrutha
(Research Assistant)
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BRAUN, Rudolf (Arseni)
(Research Intern)
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VILLATORO TELLO, Esaú
(Sabbatical Academic Visitor)
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Alumni

  • AJMERA, Jitendra
  • ARADILLA ZAPATA, Guillermo
  • ATHINEOS, Marios
  • BAHAADINI, Sara
  • BARBER, David
  • BENZEGHIBA, Mohamed (Faouzi)
  • CEREKOVIC, Aleksandra
  • CEVHER, Volkan
  • CHAVARRIAGA, Ricardo
  • COLLADO, Thierry
  • CRITTIN, Frank
  • DINES, John
  • DRYGAJLO, Andrzej
  • DUFFNER, Stefan
  • GALAN MOLES, Ferran
  • GRANDVALET, Yves
  • GRANGIER, David
  • HAGEN, Astrid
  • HERMANSKY, Hynek
  • HONNET, Pierre-Edouard
  • IKBAL, Shajith
  • IVANOVA, Maria
  • KETABDAR, Hamed
  • KRSTULOVIC, Sacha
  • LATHOUD, Guillaume
  • LAZARIDIS, Alexandros
  • LI, Weifeng
  • MARIÉTHOZ, Johnny
  • MARTINS, Renato
  • MASSON, Olivier
  • MCCOWAN, Iain
  • MILLÁN, José del R.
  • MOORE, Darren
  • MORRIS, Andrew
  • MOSTAANI, Zohreh
  • MOULIN, François
  • NALLANTHIGHAL, Venkata Srikanth
  • NATUREL, Xavier
  • PARTHASARATHI, Sree Hari Krishnan
  • PINTO, Francisco
  • POTARD, Blaise
  • SHANKAR, Ravi
  • STEPHENSON, Todd
  • SZASZAK, György
  • TYAGI, Vivek
  • ULLMANN, Raphael
  • VALENTE, Fabio
  • WANG, Lei
  • WELLNER, Pierre

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