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R e s e a r c h O p p o r t u n i t i e s in S P H E A R

                 *      SP)(EAR TMR NETWORK          *
                 *  SPeech, HEaring And Recognition  *           


SPHEAR (Speech, Hearing and Recognition) is a research network within the EC 
Transfer and Mobility of Researchers programme. It is currently funded until 
February 2002.
SPHEAR can employ both postgraduate (i.e. Ph.D. students) and 
postdoctoral researchers.

The objectives of SPHEAR are to achieve a better understanding of speech 
perception and processing in the auditory system and to deploy this 
understanding to improve automatic speech recognition in noisy conditions. 
Recognition for in-car applications is  used as a testbed.

SPHEAR research is multidisciplinary and a background in Acoustics, Audition, 
Electrical Engineering, Phonetics, Linguistics Computer Science or Mathematics 
may be suitable.

The SPHEAR partners are 

Speech and Hearing Research Group, Department of Computer Science, University of 
Sheffield, GB (coordinator).
Ruhr Universitat Bochum, DE
Daimler-Chrysler Research, Ulm, DE
Institute Communication Parle, Grenoble, FR
IDIAP, Martigny, CH
University of Keele, GB
Wire Communication Lab, University of Patras, GR.

For more details of SPHEAR's programme, see


* By the TMR eligibility rules, SPHEAR researchers must
     be under 35 years of age, 
     be EU citizens and 
     be prepared to work outside their own country. 

* Research students who have already commenced their doctoral studies may spend 
part of their time on placements within SPHEAR. 

* Research students will have their tuition fees paid by the network.

* Payment will be based on the Marie Curie TMR fellowship rates (details from 
the web site)

If you are interested, send your CV and the names and addresses of two referees 
to the SPHEAR coordinator (Phil Green), preferably by e-mail. Indicate what 
interests you, and when you expect to be available.

Professor Phil Green
SPHEAR Coordinator
Speech and Hearing Research Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
211 Portobello St.,
Sheffield S1 4DP

phone: (44) 114 22 21828
fax:   (44) 114 22 21810
email: p.green@dcs.shef.ac.uk
www:   http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/P.Green/