Speech & 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 recognitionbased 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

Idiap at ICASSP 2021
research — last modified Apr 21, 2021

Idiap's speech group will be presenting six papers at ICASSP 2021. Our papers address a variety of research problems in pathological and physiological speech processing, automatic speech recognition, and machine learning.

Group Job Openings

Speech recognition and natural language processing for digital interviews by admin — last modified Mar 09, 2021
In the context of a 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.
Several Openings for Cross-Disciplinary Senior Researcher positions by admin — last modified Mar 01, 2021
With the growth of the institute, in addition to increased Federal funding to further support its activities, Idiap is opening several additional permanent senior research scientist positions.
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).

Current Group Members

BOURLARD, Hervé
(Director, EPFL Full Professor)
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MAGIMAI DOSS, Mathew
(Senior Research Scientist)
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MOTLICEK, Petr
(Senior Research Scientist)
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GARNER, Philip
(Senior Research Scientist)
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BRAUN, Rudolf (Arseni)
(Research and Development Engineer)
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MADIKERI, Srikanth
(Research Associate)
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KHOSRAVANI, Abbas
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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SARFJOO, Saeed (Seyyed)
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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PARIDA, Shantipriya
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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PRASAD, Ravi (Shankar)
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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VLASENKO, Bogdan
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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HE, Weipeng
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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TORNAY, Sandrine
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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FABIEN, Maël
(Research Assistant)
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BITTAR, Alexandre
(Research Assistant)
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COPPIETERS DE GIBSON, Louise
(Research Assistant)
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JANBAKHSHI, Parvaneh
(Research Assistant)
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MOSTAANI, Zohreh
(Research Assistant)
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ZULUAGA GOMEZ, Juan Pablo
(Research Assistant)
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MARELLI, François
(Research Assistant)
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PRASAD, Amrutha
(Research Assistant)
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KABIL, Selen
(Research Assistant)
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NIGMATULINA, Iuliia
(Research Assistant)
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SARKAR, Eklavya
(Research Assistant)
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SCHNELL, Bastian
(Research Assistant)
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FRITSCH, Julian (David)
(Research Assistant)
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TARIGOPULA, Neha
(Research Assistant)
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VYAS, Apoorv
(Research Assistant)
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HERMANN, Enno
(Research Assistant)
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SALAMIN, Chloé
(Trainee)
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EL HAJAL, Karl
(Master Student)


VILLATORO TELLO, Esaú
(Sabbatical Academic Visitor)
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Alumni

  • ABROL, Vinayak
  • AICHINGER, Ida
  • AJMERA, Jitendra
  • ANTONELLO, Niccolò
  • ARADILLA ZAPATA, Guillermo
  • ATHINEOS, Marios
  • BABY, Deepak
  • BAHAADINI, Sara
  • BARBER, David
  • BENZEGHIBA, Mohamed (Faouzi)
  • CANDY, Romain
  • CEREKOVIC, Aleksandra
  • CEVHER, Volkan
  • CHAVARRIAGA, Ricardo
  • COLLADO, Thierry
  • CRITTIN, Frank
  • DEY, Subhadeep
  • DIGHE, Pranay
  • DINES, John
  • DRYGAJLO, Andrzej
  • DUFFNER, Stefan
  • GALAN MOLES, Ferran
  • GOMEZ ALANIS, Alejandro
  • GRANDVALET, Yves
  • GRANGIER, David
  • HAGEN, Astrid
  • HAJIBABAEI, Mahdi
  • HALPERN, Bence
  • HERMANSKY, Hynek
  • HONNET, Pierre-Edouard
  • IKBAL, Shajith
  • IMSENG, David
  • IVANOVA, Maria
  • JAIMES, Alejandro (Alex)
  • JEANNINGROS, Loïc
  • KETABDAR, Hamed
  • KHONGLAH, Banriskhem (Kayang)
  • KODRASI, Ina
  • KRSTULOVIC, Sacha
  • LATHOUD, Guillaume
  • LAZARIDIS, Alexandros
  • LI, Weifeng
  • LOUPI, Dimitra
  • MARIÉTHOZ, Johnny
  • MARTINS, Renato
  • MASSON, Olivier
  • MBANGA NDJOCK, Pierre (Armel)
  • MCCOWAN, Iain
  • MENDOZA, Viviana
  • MILLÁN, José del R.
  • MILLIUS, Loris
  • MOORE, Darren
  • MORRIS, Andrew
  • MOULIN, François
  • MUCKENHIRN, Hannah
  • NALLANTHIGHAL, Venkata Srikanth
  • NATUREL, Xavier
  • PARTHASARATHI, Sree Hari Krishnan
  • PINTO, Francisco
  • POTARD, Blaise
  • RAZAVI, Marzieh
  • SAMUI, Suman
  • SEBASTIAN, Jilt
  • SHAHNAWAZUDDIN, Syed
  • SHAKAS, Alexis
  • SHANKAR, Ravi
  • SHARMA, Shivam
  • SRINIVASAMURTHY, Ajay
  • STEPHENSON, Todd
  • STERPU, George
  • SZASZAK, György
  • TONG, Sibo
  • TYAGI, Vivek
  • ULLMANN, Raphael
  • VALENTE, Fabio
  • VITEK, Radovan
  • WANG, Lei
  • WELLNER, Pierre
  • ZHAN, Qingran

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