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Postdoc Research Assistant: Sparse Representations for Audio Signals

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  Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Sparse Representations for Audio Signals

  Centre for Digital Music

  Queen Mary University of London

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the EPSRC project "Machine Listening using Sparse Representations". The aim of this multi-person project is to investigate the automatic analysis and understanding of real-world sounds, using sparse representations and related methods.

The purpose of this particular post is to explore and develop underlying theory and efficient algorithms for sparse representations of audio, such as: efficient sparse recovery algorithms; sparse dictionary learning; compressed sensing of audio; application of sparse representations to the analysis of real-world sounds; and (optionally) to investigate parallels between sparse representations and biological processing of audio signals.

The project is based in the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary, University of London. C4DM is a world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the field of Digital Music & Audio Technology, and is part of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Details about the School can be found at www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk, and about the Centre for Digital Music at www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/digitalmusic.

The post is full time for 24 months starting from 1st December 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be in the range £30,229 - £33,659 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, final salary pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Prof Mark Plumbley at mark.plumbley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Details about the School can be found at www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk. Further details and an application form can be found at: www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies (http://webapps.qmul.ac.uk/hr/vacancies/jobs.php?id=1999).

To apply for this position, please email the following documents to Ms Julie Macdonald at applications@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: Completed application form quoting reference number 10371/CE; a CV listing all publications; a pdf of a representative publication and a research statement describing your previous research experience, outlining the relevance to this project. Postal applications should be sent to Ms Julie Macdonald, School of EECS, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 27th October 2010. Applications received after this time may not be considered.

*Please note that applications will be rejected if they do not include a completed QMUL application form.*

Interviews are expected to be held on 11 November 2010. 

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

Prof Mark D Plumbley
Director, Centre for Digital Music
Electronic Engineering & Computer Science (Eng Bldg)
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7518
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7997
Email: mark.plumbley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx