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18 fellowships in speech and hearing research
Sound to Sense
18 Fellowships in speech research
Sound to Sense (S2S) is a Marie Curie Research Training Network
involving collaborative speech research amongst 13 universities in 10
countries. 18 Training Fellowships are available, of which 12 are
predoctoral and 6 postdoctoral (or equivalent experience). Most but not
all are planned to start in September or October 2007.
A research training network's primary aim is to support and train young
researchers in professional and inter-disciplinary scientific skills
that will equip them for careers in research. S2S's scientific focus is
on cross-disciplinary methods for modelling speech recognition by humans
and machines. Distinctive aspects of our approach include emphasis on
richly-informed phonetic models that emphasize communicative function of
utterances, multilingual databases, multiple time domain analyses,
hybrid episodic-abstract computational models, and applications and
testing in adverse listening conditions and foreign language learning.
Eleven projects are planned. Each can be flexibly tailored to match the
Fellows' backgrounds, research interests, and professional development
needs, and will fall into one of four broad themes.
1: Multilinguistic and comparative research on Fine Phonetic
Detail (4 projects)
2: Imperfect knowledge/imperfect signal (2 projects)
3: Beyond short units of speech (2 projects)
4: Exemplars and abstraction (3 projects)
The institutions and senior scientists involved with S2S are as follows:
* University of Cambridge, UK (S. Hawkins (Coordinator), M. Ford, M.
Miozzo, D. Norris. B. Post)
* Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium (D. Van Compernolle, H. Van
Hamme, K. Demuynck)
* Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (Z. Palkov, T. Dub?da, J.
* University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France (N. Nguyen, M.
d'Imperio, C. Meunier)
* University Federico II, Naples, Italy (F. Cutugno, A. Corazza)
* Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (L. ten Bosch, H.
Baayen, M. Ernestus, C. Gussenhoven, H. Strik)
* Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim,
Norway (W. van Dommelen, M. Johnsen, J. Koreman, T. Svendsen)
* Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (M. Giurgiu)
* University of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain (M-L. Garcia
Lecumberri, J. Cenoz)
* University of Geneva, Switzerland (U. Frauenfelder)
* University of Bristol, UK (S. Mattys, J. Bowers)
* University of Sheffield, UK (M. Cooke, J. Barker, G. Brown, S. Howard,
R. Moore, B. Wells)
* University of York, UK. (R. Ogden, G. Gaskell, J. Local)
Successful applicants will normally have a degree in psychology,
computer science, engineering, linguistics, phonetics, or related
disciplines, and want to acquire expertise in one or more of the others.
Further details are available from the web about:
+ the research network and how to apply:
http://www.ling.cam.ac.uk/s2s/s2sJobAd.pdf (92 kB)
+ the research projects http://www.ling.cam.ac.uk/s2s/s2sProjects.pdf