PhD studentship

One fully-funded PhD studentship at the Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh, UK.

The Centre for Speech Technology Research at University of Edinburgh invites applications for one PhD studentship in speech and language processing. The PhD studentship is supported by the SNSF SIWIS Project. This is a speech to speech translation project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, involving partners from: Idiap (Martigny), ETH (Zurich), University of Geneva and The University of Edinburgh (UK) The topics of the PhD project at the University of Edinburgh include prosody modelling for speech synthesis and speech-to-speech translation. It will involve working jointly with the other partners and working with the five Swiss languages.

Suitable candidates will have a good undergraduate or Masters degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related subject and a good understanding of probability theory, signal processing, linguistics, and machine learning. Specific expertise in the algorithms behind HMM-based speech synthesis, speech recognition or Bayesian networks would be a advantage.

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