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Research internship on speech enhancement at NXP Software

Dear all,

NXP Software is offering a research internship on the topic of speech
enhancement in southern France.


NXP Software is a world-wide leading software vendor for mobile
multimedia. It specializes in innovative multimedia solutions and
applications to help mobile device manufacturers and service providers
deliver extraordinary media experiences. Established in 2003, we are
located in 9 locations with more than 175 people. End-user insights
drive its designs, resulting in differentiating end-user experiences,
while its unmatched audio expertise ensures better performance and
customizable solutions. NXP Software has established strong
partnerships with key vendors to ensure optimum flexibility,
ease-of-integration and interoperability between hardware and software
platforms. Its LifeVibes portfolio of software products is used in
over one billion (1,000,000,000) mobile devices, making the company
the market leader in software solutions and applications for mobile
multimedia. LifeVibes is a trademark of NXP Software. For more
information, visit our website : www.nxpsoftware.com


We provide software components for the mobile industry aiming for
speech enhancement in communications. One of these components
addresses specifically the improvement of speech intelligibility and
is thus highly related to perceptual aspects. The main objective of
this internship is to specifically design psychoacoustic tests seeking
perceptual optimization of this component.

Keywords: psychoacoustics, speech intelligibility, speech processing,
mobile industry

Main steps:

    Study and understanding of NXP’s speech intelligibility
improvement solutions
    Design of psychoacoustic tests
    Conduction of the tests
    Analysis of test results
    Integration within NXP’s solution

Required skills:

    Digital signal processing (audio, speech)
    Good written and spoken English

Starting date: as of March 2014

Duration: about 6 months

Location: Sophia Antipolis, France

Salary: about 1000€ gross monthly

This internship is an opportunity to learn both speech processing and
subjective testing aspects in an industrial environment. It can
potentially lead to a Ph.D. thesis in signal/speech processing.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to adrien.daniel@xxxxxxx

Audio Research Engineer
NXP Software
Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE