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Research Opportunity



                        University of Sheffield

                    Department of Computer Science

          Research Associate in Speech and Hearing: STARDUST Project


STARDUST (Speech Training And Recognition for Dysarthric USer-controlled 
assistive Technology) is funded by the UK National Health Service NEAT programme 
(New and Emerging Applications of Technology). It is scheduled to start in 
September 2000.

Dysarthria is a common speech disorder which, in its severest form, results in 
unintelligible speech. STARDUST will build automatic speech recognition 
applications for dysarthric speakers: a training tool will provide real-time 
audio-visual feedback enabling clients to improve the consistency of their 
vocalisations, the data thus collected will be used to train or adapt 
speaker-dependent recognisers and the application will then be deployed to 
control electronic assistive technology. 

The RA will be responsible for research into and development of the training and 
recognition software. STARDUST will also employ a Speech Therapist and a 
Clinical Engineer. These posts are advertised separately.

The appointment may be at postgraduate or postdoctoral level. A postgraduate 
appointee will have the opportunity to study for a Ph.D.  

Salary: 16,286 - 24,279 pa. 

Closing date: 27 July 2000.

For details of this post, 
email: jobs@sheffield.ac.uk or tel: 0114 222 1631 (24 hr) 

Please quote the post reference R2072 in all enquiries.

Vacancy Website:http://www.shef.ac.uk/jobs/

Informal enquiries to  


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

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/
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