02/09/2020
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2 PhD scholarships in distributed speech and audio signal processing

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    AGH University of Science and Technology
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceProgramming
    EngineeringCommunication engineering
    EngineeringComputer engineering
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
    EngineeringSound engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    27/09/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Krakow
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    APDAS-2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

We are looking for 2 PhD students to work on a project "Audio Processing using Acoustic Sensor Networks"

Brief project description:

Connecting several smart devices equipped with microphones has a potential in overcoming the challenges of hands-free voice communication such as a weak signal of a desired speaker and high levels of noise and interfering sounds. The goal of the project is to develop multichannel audio signal processing techniques which collaboratively process the microphone signals of distributed devices in order to analyze the recorded sound scene, localize and identify acoustic sources, and enhance signals of the desired speakers. Distributed processing should increase speech intelligibility in hands-free communication and provide robust voice-based human-computer interfaces from distance.

For this position key responsibilities include:

  1. Developing algorithms for speech enhancement in a distributed speech acquisition system including source separation, interferer, noise and reverberation reduction
  2. Developing algorithms for automatic speaker/speech recognition
  3. Implementing already developed solutions in software for demonstration applications
  4. Testing and evaluating obtained results
  5. Designing and performing measurements and experiments using audio equipment
  6. Writing publications, reports, and presenting at conferences
  7. Involvement in execution of project tasks
  8. Working both independently and jointly with other researchers and external collaborators (including possible visits to partner universities).

More Information

Benefits

We offer an opportunity to conduct research leading to a PhD degree in an inspiring scientific environment at one of the top-ranked universities in Poland. We provide audio equipment, facilities, and scientific support of senior stuff and external experts from international project partner universities in Europe. We offer funding for the research work, participation in conferences and training, and international research visits to partner universities.

Eligibility criteria

The candidate should have a PhD status or be eligible for conducting PhD studies in Poland.

Selection process

Selected candidates will be interviewed within 1 week after the application deadline.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  1. M.Sc. in Electronics, Telecommunication, Computer Science, Acoustic Engineering, Audio Engineering or related discipline
  2. Knowledge of digital signal processing and linear algebra
  3. Very good command of programming languages C++ and Python, and good command of Matlab
  4. Proficiency in English (both written and spoken)
  5. Eligibility for conducting PhD studies in Poland
  6. Interest in audio/speech processing and high motivation for conducting scientific work towards a PhD degree

 

Knowledge and experience in the following topics will be considered an asset:

- audio signal processing

- machine learning in speech processing

- software development and testing

- distributed processing

- speech enhancement including source separation, source

localization, noise reduction, dereverberation, beamforming, etc.

Specific Requirements

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (with a photograph)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Certificates of academic degrees (together with transcripts of studies)
  4. List of significant academic achievements (list of publications, awards, conference presentations, participation in projects, etc.)

We welcome applications from students who already have a PhD status at other universities, who would like to join the project.

For candidates to be admitted to the PhD program at AGH, the details on the program and terms and conditions of admission please see the following link: https://www.agh.edu.pl/en/doktoranci/doctoral-schools/agh-doctoral-school/admissions-20202021/

 

 

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Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
AGH University of Science and Technology
Poland
małopolska
Krakow
31-059
al. Mickiewicza 30

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