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LINGUIST List 20.2966

Wed Sep 02 2009

Jobs: Speech Processing: Post Doc, University of Toronto, Canada

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        1.    Graeme Hirst, Speech Processing: Post Doc, University of Toronto, Canada

Message 1: Speech Processing: Post Doc, University of Toronto, Canada
Date: 02-Sep-2009
From: Graeme Hirst <ghcs.toronto.edu>
Subject: Speech Processing: Post Doc, University of Toronto, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto
Department: Computer Science / Speech-Language Pathology
Job Location: Toronto, Canada
Web Address: http://www.cs.toronto.edu
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Speech processing


Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the University of Toronto project
on automatic speech recognition in dysarthria. The research will involve
detailed analysis of movement data obtained from 3D kinematic recordings of
facial landmarks during the production of speech. The findings will be used
to inform a physically plausible computational model that integrates with a
newly created speech recognition system customized to disordered speech as
found in patients with dysarthria. The position is initially for 12
months, with possible continuation contingent upon funding.

The project is a cooperation between UofT's Departments of Computer Science
and of Speech-Language Pathology and Bloorview Kids Rehab. The appointment
will be in the Department of Computer Science.

QUALIFICATIONS: A recent (2005 or later) PhD and high-level expertise and
experience in one or more relevant topic areas, such as automatic speech
recognition, signal processing, speech science, and programming.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply with letter of application, full CV, research
statement, and names and contact details for three references.
Consideration of applications will begin on 15 September 2009 and continue
until the position is filled.

STARTING DATE: Available immediately.

The University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious
research-intensive university in Canada, with more than 11,000 faculty and
staff, and 70,000 students enrolled across three campuses. Inclusive of
on-campus research spending, the University has an annual budget of $1.6
billion, and its research productivity ranks among the top ten universities
world-wide. Toronto is an exciting, multicultural, neighborhood-oriented
city with many attractions and excellent transit.

Application Deadline: 15-Sep-2009

Email Address for Applications: ghcs.toronto.edu
Contact Information:
Graeme Hirst
Email: ghcs.toronto.edu
Phone: 4169788747

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