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Turing Fellowship success for the Machine Listening Lab

Two of the Machine Listening Lab’s lead academics, Dan Stowell and Emmanouil Benetos, have been awarded Turing Fellowships. The Alan Turing Institute (ATI) is a new UK national institute for data science and artificial intelligence (founded in 2015). Our university

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Bird audio detection DCASE challenge – less than a week to go

The second Bird Audio Detection challenge, now running as Task 3 in the 2018 DCASE Challenge, has been running all month, and the leaderboard is hotting up! There’s less than a week to go. Who will get the strongest results?

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SoundCamp 2018 – Animal Diplomacy Bureau


Over the recent holiday weekend, in order to spread ideas about bird sounds and ecology, we made groups of kids and grown-ups run around in a field wearing bird heads and searching for food. This was Animal Diplomacy Bureau, a

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Machine Listening Lab symposium 2018

On 29th March 2018 we held a Machine Listening Lab symposium to gather together people across the university who are doing work in machine listening. Katerina Kosta (Jukedeck) The programme of talks included: Emmanouil Benetos (QMUL): Machine listening for music

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Many C4DM papers accepted for ICASSP 2018

C4DM researchers have had a lot of success this year in being accepted for ICASSP 2018, the IEEE’s International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Most of these papers are led by C4DM PhD students, on MIR and Machine

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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:

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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 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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