PhD Positions (connected to SpeechBrain)

I have several open PhD positions on #deeplearning for #conversationalAI, #speech technologies, and more generally #MachineLearning for sequence processing.

The candidates will do #research on deep learning topics such as self-supervised learning, cooperative deep learning, continual learning, multi-task learning, small-footprint models, graph neural networks, deep generative models, out-of-distribution generalization. Potential projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Self-supervised representation learning for #speech and #audio.
  • #ConversationalAI technologies that can be used in personal assistants.
  • Speech enhancement and separation under real-life conditions.
  • End-to-end speech based meeting analysis (speech diarization).
  • Multi-task representation and metric learning for speech technologies.
  • Life-long/continual learning for personal assistants.
  • Deep generative models for speech/audio synthesis.
  • Cooperative systems with graph neural networks.
  • Deep learning for #dialogue systems.

The students will be supervised by Prof. Mirco Ravanelli and will earn a doctorate degree in Computer Science from Concordia University(Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, part of the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science).

The positions will be filled soon. Please apply as soon as possible.

More information here:

We value equity and diversity. We strongly encourage women and applicants from racial, ethnic and gender minorities to apply for this position.

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I hope you are finding great people to fill those positions.

It’s not for me. I’m a retired librarian, and a volunteer helping to train models in the github hivemind project for decentralized machine learning.

I look forward to the day when I will have a conversational interface in my phone to a global platform for collective human and digital intelligence, and for my phone to be part of the platform.

Please let me know if you ever want volunteers to help test such a conversational interface on their phones.

John Kintree
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
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