Research internship on speech enhancement at NXP Software (Adrien DANIEL )

Subject: Research internship on speech enhancement at NXP Software
From:    Adrien DANIEL  <adrien.daniel@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:40:16 +0100

Dear all, NXP Software is offering a research internship on the topic of speech enhancement in southern France. CONTEXT 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 : INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION 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 NXPs speech intelligibility improvement solutions Design of psychoacoustic tests Conduction of the tests Analysis of test results Integration within NXPs solution Required skills: Digital signal processing (audio, speech) MATLAB Good written and spoken English Psychoacoustics 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@xxxxxxxx -- Adrien DANIEL Audio Research Engineer NXP Software Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE adrien.daniel@xxxxxxxx

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