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

No artificial intelligence without full mastery of maths and statistics
research — Jul 27, 2022

Neural networks are often among cited technologies when it comes to artificial intelligence latest exploits. The downside is that this technology can be demanding in terms of energy costs. Two Idiap researchers demonstrated that in certain cases you should rather go for classical maths rather than for the AI hype.

How applied research impacted his scientific career
institute — Feb 24, 2022

Arriving in 2019 for a sabbatical year from the University of Mexico, Esaú Villatoro has now been working at Idiap for more than two years. Between publishing his work and adapting to Swiss life, he looks back on his experience at the institute.

Idiap is looking for its next director
institute — Jan 14, 2022

Idiap Research Institute and the School of Engineering at EPFL invite applications for the directorship of Idiap. The successful candidate will also hold a faculty position as full professor at EPFL School of Engineering.

Group Job Openings

Our group is regularly posting job openings ranging from internships to researcher positions. To check the opportunities currently available or to submit a speculative applications use the link below.Our group is regularly posting job openings ranging from internships to researcher positions. To check the opportunities currently available or to submit a speculative applications use the link below.

Current Group Members

The group is led by Hervé Bourlard.

BOURLARD, Hervé
(Director, EPFL Full Professor)
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MOTLICEK, Petr
(Senior Research Scientist)
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MAGIMAI DOSS, Mathew
(Senior Research Scientist)
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GARNER, Philip
(Senior Research Scientist)
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SARFJOO, Saeed (Seyyed)
(Research and Development Engineer)
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BRAUN, Rudolf (Arseni)
(Research Associate)
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VILLATORO TELLO, Esaú
(Research Associate)
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MADIKERI, Srikanth
(Research Associate)
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TORNAY, Sandrine
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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TKACZUK, Jakub
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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BURDISSO, Sergio (Gastón)
(Postdoctoral Researcher)


MURALIDHAR, Skanda
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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VLASENKO, Bogdan
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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SINGH, Muskaan
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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BITTAR, Alexandre
(Research Assistant)
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COPPIETERS DE GIBSON, Louise
(Research Assistant)
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MARELLI, François
(Research Assistant)
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TARIGOPULA, Neha
(Research Assistant)
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PRASAD, Amrutha
(Research Assistant)
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ZULUAGA GOMEZ, Juan Pablo
(Research Assistant)
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MOSTAANI, Zohreh
(Research Assistant)
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FAJČÍK, Martin
(Research Assistant)
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SARKAR, Eklavya
(Research Assistant)
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KABIL, Selen
(Research Assistant)
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GARCIA SCHU PEIXOTO, Guilherme
(Research Assistant)
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VYAS, Apoorv
(Research Assistant)
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CHEN, Haolin
(Research Assistant)
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PUROHIT, Tilak
(Research Assistant)
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HE, Mutian
(Research Assistant)
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HERMANN, Enno
(Research Assistant)
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NIGMATULINA, Iuliia
(Research Assistant)
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BEN MAHMOUD, Imen
(AI Master Student)
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YADAV, Sarthak
(Research Intern)
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SALAMIN, Chloé
(Trainee)
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FRITSCH, Julian (David)
(Research Intern)
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TRUSCELLO, Léonard
(Research Intern)
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MALEK, Mekki
(Research Intern)
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SAHA, Atreyee
(Research Intern)


KHALIL, Driss
(Research Intern)
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PITON, Timothy
(Research Intern)
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BORNET, Annie
(Student)


DELEZE, Maxime
(Student)


MEIER, Corentin
(Student)


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
  • FABIEN, Maël
  • GALAN MOLES, Ferran
  • GOMEZ ALANIS, Alejandro
  • GRANDVALET, Yves
  • GRANGIER, David
  • HAGEN, Astrid
  • HAJIBABAEI, Mahdi
  • HALPERN, Bence
  • HE, Weipeng
  • HERMANSKY, Hynek
  • HONNET, Pierre-Edouard
  • IKBAL, Shajith
  • IMSENG, David
  • IVANOVA, Maria
  • JAIMES, Alejandro (Alex)
  • JEANNINGROS, Loïc
  • KETABDAR, Hamed
  • KHODABAKHSHANDEH, Hamid
  • KHONGLAH, Banriskhem (Kayang)
  • KHOSRAVANI, Abbas
  • KODRASI, Ina
  • KRSTULOVIC, Sacha
  • LATHOUD, Guillaume
  • LAZARIDIS, Alexandros
  • LI, Weifeng
  • LINKE, Julian
  • 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
  • PARIDA, Shantipriya
  • 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
  • VASQUEZ-CORREA, Juan Camilo
  • VITEK, Radovan
  • WANG, Lei
  • WELLNER, Pierre
  • ZHAN, Qingran

Active Research Grants

Past Research Grants