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Machine Listening Lab 2017: The year in review

2017 has been a fascinating year for the Machine Listening Lab. Here are the headlines! Grant success and projects: Rob Lachlan, along with David Clayton and Dan Stowell, were awarded a BBSRC grant for a £659,000 project to study “Machine

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Seminar: Mauricio Álvarez, Sequential latent force models for segmenting motor primitives

As part of the C4DM seminar series, the Machine Listening Lab and the Centre for Intelligent Sensing jointly present Mauricio Álvarez giving a talk about Sequential latent force models for segmenting motor primitives. Date and Time: Wednesday, 24th May 2017,

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“Machine Learning Methods in Bioacoustics” – Call for Abstracts, IBAC 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 30th May 2017 We are pleased to announce a symposium on “Machine Learning Methods in Bioacoustics”, to be held as part of the 2017 International Bioacoustics Congress (Haridwar, India, 8-13 October 2017). To submit an abstract, see: http://www.ibac2017india.com/abstracts/

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EUSIPCO Special Session on Bird Audio Signal Processing

Bird Audio Signal Processing Special Session at 25 th EUROPEAN SIGNAL PROCESSING CONFERENCE (EUSIPCO) 2017 28 August – 2 September, 2017 – Kos Island, Greece http://www.eusipco2017.org/ Theme and scope This session will bring together research on an application domain of

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Bird Audio Detection: tips on building robust detectors

Recently we launched the Bird Audio Detection Challenge, providing new datasets and a contest to improve the state of the art in general-purpose bird detection in audio. In our previous post we talked about the problem of generalisation, demonstrating that

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Bird Audio Detection: baseline tests – and the problem of generalisation

Recently we launched the Bird Audio Detection Challenge, providing new datasets and a contest to improve the state of the art in general-purpose bird detection in audio. So what is the state of the art? For a thorough answer, you

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Announcing the Bird Audio Detection Challenge

On behalf of the organising committee and the IEEE AASP TC,* we invite you to consider the first Bird Audio Detection Challenge: http://machine-listening.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/bird-audio-detection-challenge/ Detecting bird sounds in audio is an important basic task in various applications. The current generation of

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Summer Launch Event – Tue 28th June

To celebrate the new Machine Listening Lab, we’re pleased to announce an afternoon with two invited seminars from distinguished researchers – specialising in speech and in natural sound: 14:00: Prof Yiannis Stylianou (University of Crete, Greece) Adaptive sinusoidal modeling 14:50:

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Funded PhD, deadline April 1st: “Assessing cattle welfare using their vocalisations”

Funded PhD: “Assessing cattle welfare using their vocalisations” – supervised by Dr Alan McElligott. The application deadline is April 1st. Full details on findaPhD.com

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MLLab at ICASSP 2016

At the ICASSP 2016 conference this week: Emmanouil Benetos and collaborators will lead a Special Session on Acoustic scene and event analysis in multisource environments Francisco J. Rodriguez-Serrano, Sebastian Ewert and co-authors will present their paper “A score-informed shift-invariant extension

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