|Sunday, September 12, 2010 by Chris Wellekens|
6-23 (2010-08) Speech Synthesis Post Doctoral Research Associate Position
Speech Synthesis Post Doctoral Research Associate Position
The Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory at Northeastern University is pleased to announce the availability of a postdoctoral research associate position, funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Computer and Information Systems. This project aims to build a personalized speech synthesizer for individuals with severe speech impairments by mining their residual source characteristics and morphing these vocal qualities with filter properties of a healthy talker. An initial prototype has been designed and implemented in MATLAB. Further work is required to refine the voice morphing and speech synthesis algorithms, to develop a front-end user interface and to assess system usability. The successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary team toward the project goals.
PhD in computer science or electrical engineering or related field
Strong knowledge in machine learning and digital signal processing
Extensive experience with MATLAB and C/C++ programming
Experience with building graphical user interfaces
Knowledge of, and experience with, concatenative and/or model-based speech synthesis
This position is available immediately. Funding is available for up to two years on this project. Additional funding may be available for work on related projects. Interested candidates should email and/or send the following to Rupal Patel, Director, Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115; firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-373-5842: A cover letter stating your research interests and career goals, CV, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts of all postsecondary education.
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