Section: Overall Objectives


Rémi Gribonval was awarded the 2011 Blaise Pascal Award of the GAMNI-SMAI by the French Academy of Sciences.

Rémi Gribonval obtained in 2011 a Starting Grant from the European Research Council.

Our group organized and participated in the PASCAL 'CHiME' Speech Separation and Recognition Challenge, aiming to evaluate speech separation, feature extraction and speech recognition algorithms in everyday listening conditions. The challenge attracted 13 groups worldwide, which is a major success compared to previous events in this field. For datasets and detailed results, please see http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/spandh/chime/challenge.html .

For his contributions to the field, Emmanuel Vincent will be awarded the 2012 SPIE ICA Unsupervised Learning Pioneer Award.