Cog Av Hearing - Recruitment
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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWFull time, Fixed Term Contract (expected dates 01/08/2016 - 30/09/2018)
Salary: Grade 7 (£31,656 - £40,082)
Closing date: Until the post is filled (Only short-listed candidates will be contacted)
The UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project “Towards visually-driven speech enhancement for cognitively-inspired multi-modal hearing-aid devices (AV-COGHEAR)”, aims to develop a new generation of hearing aid technology that extracts speech from noise by using a camera to see what the talker is saying. Our proposed approach is consistent with normal hearing. Listeners naturally combine information from both their ears and eyes: we use our eyes to help us hear. When listening to speech, eyes follow the movements of the face and mouth and a sophisticated, multi-stage process uses this information to separate speech from the noise and fill in any gaps. Our proposed cognitively-inspired multi-modal approach will act much the same way by exploiting visual information from a camera, and develop novel causal algorithms, for intelligently combining audio and visual Big Data information, in order to improve speech quality and intelligibility in real-world noisy environments. The postdoctoral research fellow will be part of a multi-institute team, led by Stirling, comprising speech researchers, psychologists, and industry partners, and will focus heavily on cognitively-inspired signal and image processing.
For further information, please click to download the job advertisement. Queries can be addressed to Prof. Amir Hussain (ahu @ cs.stir.ac.uk).