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>From Mon, 15 Mar 2004 15:58:21 -0800
From: Mike Johnson <>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 15:58:21 -0800
Subject: Research Assistantships for Fall 2004
Speech and Signal Processing Laboratory
Marquette University Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Research Assistantships are currently available for Fall 2004 with
The Dr. Dolittle Project (<a href="http://speechlab.eece.mu.edu/dolittle"
rel="nofollow">http://speechlab.eece.mu.edu/dolittle</a> ) in the
Speech and Signal Processing lab at Marquette University. The fundamental
goal of this research project is to develop a broadly useable framework for
pattern analysis and classification of animal vocalizations, by integrating
successful models and ideas from the field of speech processing and
recognition into bioacoustics. Tasks include automatic vocalization
classification and labeling, individual identification, call type
classification, behavioral vocalization correlations, and studies of
language acquisition and seismic infrasonic communication. Species being
targeted for study include agricultural animals, marine mammals, and several
endangered species, in collaboration with researchers at a number of other
Compensation includes tuition reimbursement as well as a monthly stipend of
$1400 per month. Candidates should have a Bachelors or Masters degree in a
discipline related to speech and signal processing or bioacoustics.
The Speech and Signal Processing lab is associated with the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering at Marquette University, located in
Milwaukee, WI. Interested individuals should send a letter to:
Dr. Mike Johnson
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881