Research Associate on SpeechWave project at King’s College London
Closing date for applications: 27 August 2020
Salary: Grade 6 £40,414 to £41,517, including London Weighting Allowance
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months or until 21 September 2021
NOTE: this contract may be extended to 18 months. This is subject to confirmation.
The successful candidate will contribute to an EPSRC project “SpeechWave” which aims to develop methods for robust speech recognition. SpeechWave is a collaborative project between the University of Edinburgh and King’s College London, with partners that include the University of California, Berkeley, SRI International, Menlo Park, California, the BBC, and two SMEs.
The successful candidates will play a leading role in the development of speech recognition systems that work over a wide range of adverse environments, including high levels of noise and reverberation. A key aspect of the work will be a focus on approaches that operate directly in the domain of acoustic waveforms or some high dimensional representation of speech. The posts will include the development of acoustic models using recurrent neural networks (RNNs), deep kernel structures, and/or representations such as Deep Scattering Spectrum.
The role is expected to involve working with state-of-the-art and novel acoustic and language modelling methods and architectures for end-to-end learning. The post will also offer the opportunity for annual extended visits to the Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley and to the Speech Laboratory, SRI International, Menlo Park.
Zoran Cvetkovic, Zoran.Cvetkovic@kcl.ac.uk