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

The first Roxanne field test took place
research — Oct 26, 2020

Roxanne is a EU-funded project that leverages text, speech and video in real-time in order to build tools for combating organized crime.

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.

Group Job Openings

Speech recognition and natural language processing for digital interviews by admin — last modified Oct 16, 2020
In the context of a new Swiss NSF grant, we seek a PhD student to work on speech recognition and natural language processing for digital interviews. The project is a collaboration between the universities of Neuchâtel and Lausanne, and Idiap Research Institute.
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
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).
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

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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MADIKERI, Srikanth
(Research Associate)
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IMSENG, David
(Research Associate)
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KODRASI, Ina
(Research Associate)
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SARFJOO, Saeed (Seyyed)
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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ANTONELLO, Niccolò
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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KHOSRAVANI, Abbas
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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PARIDA, Shantipriya
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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PRASAD, Ravi (Shankar)
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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BITTAR, Alexandre
(Research Assistant)
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TORNAY, Sandrine
(Research Assistant)
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PRASAD, Amrutha
(Research Assistant)
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JANBAKHSHI, Parvaneh
(Research Assistant)
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COPPIETERS DE GIBSON, Louise
(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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BRAUN, Rudolf (Arseni)
(Junior Developper)
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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

Active Research Grants

Past Research Grants