The Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics is a part of School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University (Finland). The department consists of four main research areas. The speech communication technology research group (led by Prof. Paavo Alku) works on interdisciplinary topics aiming at describing, explaining and reproducing communication by speech. The main topics of our research are speech production, particularly glottal source analysis, speech parameterization, speaking style conversion, and statistical parametric speech synthesis.
We are currently looking for a postdoc to join our research team to work on the team’s research themes. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interest in paralinguistic speech processing, especially related to human health, and in candidates with a background in machine learning based acoustic-to-acoustic conversion (e.g. voice conversion). We also welcome strong candidates from other areas, particularly those with background in deep learning, but previous experience in speech technology research is a must.
The position requires doctoral degree in speech technology, computer science, signal processing or other relevant area, skills for doing excellent research in a group, and outstanding research experience in any of the research themes mentioned above. The candidate should have a strong background in machine learning and/or signal processing and previous experience in speech research. The candidate is expected to perform high-quality research and assist in supervising PhD students.