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Message 1: AUDITORY SCENE ANALYSIS

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Subject: AUDITORY SCENE ANALYSIS

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* University of Sheffield *
* Department of Computer Science *
* Speech and Hearing Research Group *
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* RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP IN AUDITORY SCENE ANALYSIS *
* FOR ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION *
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At Sheffield we are investigating 'Computational Auditory Scene Analysis' -
modelling the ability of the auditory system to separate evidence from
different sound sources. We are now addressing the question of how CASA might
be used as a precursor to automatic speech recognition in natural (ie noisy
and unpredictable) environments. We have demonstrated that stochastic
recognition algorithms can readily be adapted to deal with the 'occluded'
evidence recovered by CASA.

We are seeking to recruit a research student to read for an M.Phil/Ph.D in
this field. For UK and EU applicants, funding may be arranged by a combination
of a Sheffield University Bursary and a grant from the Speech Research Unit,
DRA Malvern. Start date will be October 1995 or earlier.

Application forms and further particulars are available from
The Departmental Secretary, Department of Computer Science, University of
Sheffield, Regent Court, 211 Portobello St, Sheffield S1 4DP.

More details can be found at http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk. Informal enquiries to

Phil Green, tel: +44 114-282-5578, p.greendcs.shef.ac.uk
Martin Cooke, tel: +44 114-282-5567, m.cookedcs.shef.ac.uk
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Message 2: job at Northeastern University: department chair, modern languages

Date: Tue, 23 May 1995 12:34:15 -0500 (EST)
From: <RANDALLneu.edu>
Subject: job at Northeastern University: department chair, modern languages


 CHAIRPERSON
 DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES
 NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY


The College of Arts and Sciences at Northeastern University seeks
an innovative and dynamic CHAIRPERSON for the Department of
Modern Languages.

The Chairperson will be responsible for using new resources to
facilitate major enhancements in modern language instruction.
The Chairperson is also expected to participate in an
institutional commitment to inter-disciplinary programs and the
internationalization of the University-wide curriculum. The
Department is committed to developing language instruction
with new technological and pedagogical techniques.


Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, and
hold a minimum rank of associate professor with tenure.
Candidates must also have near-native fluency in at least one
language in addition to English, and have strong records in
undergraduate teaching and scholarship. Candidates with
significant accomplishments in establishing successful
innovative programs in language instruction and in securing
grants are especially encouraged to apply. The successful
candidate will be expected to possess the strong interpersonal
skills necessary to foster a collegial and participatory
environment in the Department, and to be an effective advocate
for the interests of the Department in the University.
The Chairperson will be expected to act in accordance with
Northeastern University's support for the principles of
Affirmative Action and cultural diversity.


The Department offers undergraduate courses in languages
(Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian), literature, film
studies, and linguistics. The area of language specialization
and scholarship is open.


Please send letter of application, a current curriculum vitae,
and the names and telephone numbers of three references to:

 Professor Robert Modee, Chair
 Modern Language Chair Search Committee
 c/o Faculty Senate Office, 442 Ryder Hall
 Northeastern University
 Boston, MA 02115


Full consideration will be given to materials received by
September 1, 1995.


NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE
ACTION TITLE IX EMPLOYER
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