Sunday, April 15, 2018

CSjob: Research Fellow in Machine Listening, University of Surrey, UK

Mark sent me the following a few days ago:

Dear Igor, 
I thought that Nuit Blanche readers may be interested in this job opportunity.I will be at ICASSP in Calgary next week, in case anyone would like more details. Our "Making Sense of Sounds" project will have presentations  related to this post, including in poster session AASP-P3  ("DCASE I", Wednesday, April 18, 08:30 - 10:30) and lecture Session  AASP-L6 ("DCASE II", Thursday, April 19, 13:30-15:30, where I co-chair). 
Best wishes, Mark
Sure Mark !

Research Fellow in Machine Listening
University of Surrey, UK
Salary: GBP 30,688 to GBP 38,833 per annum
Closing Date: 1 May 2018 (23:00 BST) 

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Machine Listening to work full-time on an EPSRC-funded project "Making Sense of Sounds", to start as soon as possible, for 9.75 months until 13 March 2019. This project is investigating how to make sense from sound data, focussing on how to allow people to search, browse and interact with sounds. The candidate will be responsible for investigating and developing machine learning methods for analysis of everyday sounds, leading to new representations to support search, retrieval and interaction with sound. 
The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD or equivalent in electronic engineering, computer science or a related subject, and is expected to have significant research experience in audio signal processing and machine learning. Research experience in one or more of the following is desirable: deep learning; blind source separation, blind de-reverberation, sparse and/or non-negative representations, audio feature extraction. 
The project is being led by Prof Mark Plumbley in the Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey, in collaboration with the Digital World Research Centre (DWRC) at Surrey, and the University of Salford. The postholder will be based in CVSSP and work under the direction of Prof Plumbley and Co-Investigators Dr Wenwu Wang and Dr Philip Jackson. For more about the project see: 
CVSSP is an International Centre of Excellence for research in Audio-Visual Machine Perception, with 125 researchers, a grant portfolio of £20M. The Centre has state-of-the-art acoustic capture and analysis facilities enabling research into audio source separation, music transcription and spatial audio. Audio-visual compute includes 700 cores and a 50GPU machine learning cluster with 500TB of online storage. Informal enquires are welcome, to: Prof Mark Plumbley (, Dr Wenwu Wang (, or Dr Philip Jackson (
For more information and to apply online, please visit:
We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity.
Prof Mark D Plumbley
Professor of Signal Processing
Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)
University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK
LVA/ICA 2018
14th International Conference on Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation
July 2-6, 2018, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

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