Research Scientist/Engineer – Speech Recognition

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  • Perform entire R&D cycle (building language models, training acoustic models, building statistical models for measuring the performance, etc.) for new and existing products that use ASR and automated grading
  • Design new algorithms for different purposes (such as improving the grading performance)
  • Perform data analysis for different requirements
  • Proactively research ways to apply latest methodologies to improve the automated grading system’s capability, reliability and accuracy
  • Maintain grading system


Required experience will include:

  • Master’s in computer science, Electrical Engineer or relevant areas with 3-5 years working experience; Ph.D. or ABD (all but dissertation) with graduation in plan preferred
  • Strong desire to integrate research with product development and augment your research abilities with solid programming in C/C++ and proficiency with SQL, Perl (or Python) and Matlab (or R)
  • Skilled knowledge of speech recognition, probabilistic systems, statistical models
  • Strong background in statistical modeling and machine learning
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and apply a wide range of technologies
  • Experience with linguistic and statistical analysis of natural language would be highly desirable
  • Experience in designing and running ASR (Automated Speech Recognition) experiments using HTK or KALDI are a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


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