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Research Fellow in Machine Learning for Sound

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,817 to £40,322 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Wednesday 17 June 2020
Closing Date:  Friday 17 July 2020
Interview Date:  Monday 27 July 2020
Reference:  025620

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 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 125 researchers, a grant portfolio of £24M (£17.5M 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 120 GPUs for deep learning and >1PB of high-speed secure storage.

For informal inquiries about the position, please contact Prof Mark Plumbley (m.plumbley@surrey.ac.uk).

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Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,866) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,817).


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