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JOB: Research Fellow in Machine Learning for Sound

University of Surrey
Country of Position: 
United Kingdom
Contact Name: 
Mark D Plumbley
Subject Area: 
Applies to General Signal Processing
Speech and Language Processing
Signal Processing Theory and Methods
Multimedia Signal Processing
Machine Learning for Signal Processing
Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing
Start Date: 
May 28, 2021
Expiration Date: 
June 16, 2021
Position Description: 

Research Fellow in Machine Learning for Sound Location: University of Surrey, Guildford, UK Closing Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021 (23:00 GMT) Applications are invited for a 3-year Research Fellow in Machine Learning for Sound, to work full-time on an EPSRC-funded Fellowship project "AI for Sound" (, to start on 1 July 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. We would particularly like to encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic candidates, since these groups are currently underrepresented in our area.

The aim of the project is to undertake research in computational analysis of everyday sounds, in the context of a set of real-world use cases in assisted living in the home, smart buildings, smart cities, and the creative sector. The postholder will be responsible for the core machine learning parts of the project, investigating advanced machine learning methods applied to sound signals. The postholder will be based in the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) and work under the direction of PI (EPSRC Fellow) Prof Mark Plumbley. The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD (gained or near completion) in electronic engineering, computer science or a related subject; and research experience in machine learning and audio signal processing. Research experience in one or more of the following is desirable: deep learning; model compression; differential privacy; active learning; audio feature extraction; and publication of research software and/or datasets.

CVSSP is an International Centre of Excellence for research in Audio-Visual Machine Perception, with 170 researchers, a grant portfolio of £30M (£21M EPSRC) from EPSRC, EU, InnovateUK, charity and industry, and a turnover of £7M/annum. The Centre has state-of-the-art acoustic capture and analysis facilities and a Visual Media Lab with video and audio capture facilities supporting research in real-time video and audio processing and visualisation. CVSSP has a compute facility with over 200 GPUs for deep learning and >1PB of high-speed secure storage.

For more information about the posts and how to apply, please visit: Deadline: Wednesday 16 June 2021 (23:00 GMT)

For informal inquiries about the position, please contact Prof Mark Plumbley (

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