Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Sparse Representations for Audio Signals

This postdoc offer looks incredible! C4DM at QMUL is one of the research leaders in sparse representation.


Centre for Digital Music: Queen Mary University of London

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work
on the EPSRC project “Machine Listening using Sparse Representations”.
The aim of this multi-person project is to investigate the automatic
analysis and understanding of real-world sounds, using sparse
representations and related methods.

The purpose of this
particular post is to explore and develop underlying theory and
efficient algorithms for sparse representations of audio, such as:
efficient sparse recovery algorithms; sparse dictionary learning;
compressed sensing of audio; application of sparse representations to
the analysis of real-world sounds; and (optionally) to investigate
parallels between sparse representations and biological processing of
audio signals.

The project is based in the Centre for Digital
Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary, University of London. C4DM is a
world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the field of Digital
Music & Audio Technology, and is part of the School of Electronic
Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Details about the School can be
found at, and about the Centre for Digital Music at

The post is full time for 24
months starting from 1st December 2010 or as soon as possible
thereafter. Starting salary will be in the range £30,229 – £33,659 per
annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual
leave, final salary pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in
accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where
required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain
under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Prof Mark Plumbley at

about the School can be found at Further details
and an application form can be found at:

apply for this position, please email the following documents to Ms
Julie Macdonald at Completed application
form quoting reference number 10371/CE; a CV listing all publications; a
pdf of a representative publication and a research statement describing
your previous research experience, outlining the relevance to this
project. Postal applications should be sent to Ms Julie Macdonald,
School of EECS, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London,
E1 4NS.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday
27th October 2010. Applications received after this time may not be

*Please note that applications will be rejected if they do not include a completed QMUL application form.*

Interviews are expected to be held on 11 November 2010.


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