HOARSE: Research Opportunities in Speech and Hearing (Phil Green )

Subject: HOARSE: Research Opportunities in Speech and Hearing
From:    Phil Green  <p.green(at)dcs.shef.ac.uk>
Date:    Wed, 19 Jun 2002 14:15:49 +0100

************************************************************** * HOARSE IHP NETWORK * * Hearing, Organisation And Recognition of Speech in Europe * ************************************************************** ***************************************************** * POST DOCTORAL AND DOCTORAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES * ***************************************************** HOARSE is a research training network to be funded by the EU 5th framework Improving Human Potential programme. It is currently negotiating its contract for a start on 1st September 2002 and a 4-year duration. HOARSE will employ both postgraduate (i.e. Ph.D. students) and postdoctoral researchers. The scientific objectives of HOARSE are to gain a better understanding of speech production and hearing and to use this understanding to explain the perceptual organisation of sound and improve speech technology. The project has five inter-related themes: * How are sound mixtures perceptually organised, and how can this Auditory Scene Analysis be used in speech recognition? * How does the Auditory System handle reverberant conditions, and how can models of this processing be used for speech enhancement? * How is speech production related to speech perception and cerebral speech processing, and how can this knowledge be integrated into speech recognition systems? * How can Automatic Speech Recognition algorithms take advantage of the work in Themes 1 and 2, for use in natural listening conditions? * How can the results of other themes be exploited in speech recognition applications which require robust performance in adverse conditions and/or processing of sound mixtures? HOARSE research is multidisciplinary and a background in Acoustics, Audition, Signal Processing, Phonetics, Linguistics, Computer Science or Mathematics may be suitable. The HOARSE 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 Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing, Helsinki University of Technology, FIN IDIAP, Martigny, CH University of Keele, GB Wire Communication Lab, University of Patras, GR. For more details, see http://www.hoarsenet.org * By the IHP 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 HOARSE. * 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 HOARSE coordinator (Phil Green), preferably by e-mail. Indicate what interests you, and when you expect to be available. ************************************************ Professor Phil Green HOARSE Coordinator 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(at)dcs.shef.ac.uk www: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/P.Green/ ************************************************

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