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Honorary Lectureship for Helen Bear

We’re pleased to announce that Helen Bear (Yogi), who has been working with us since 2018, has been awarded a QMUL Honorary Lectureship for 3 years. Yogi says: “I’m delighted to continue being a part of the team in C4DM.

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Welcoming new Lecturer: Huy Phan

We’re pleased to welcome new Lecturer Huy Phan to our group! Huy is a Lecturer in AI, and joined the C4DM in April this year. His interests are a great match to the Machine Listening Lab, and we look forward

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Research visit: Akash Jaiswal – Machine learning to analyse acoustic bird monitoring data

This week we are welcoming Akash Jaiswal, a PhD student from Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi, India). Akash has obtained a Newton-Bhabha Fund PhD placement to spend 3 months in the UK working with us on using machine learning to analyse

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ICASSP 2019 research papers from the MLLab

The QMUL Machine Listening Lab (MLLab) has had great success in research papers accepted for ICASSP 2019! ICASSP 2019 (the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing) is one of the major conferences in the field, and this

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Suggested reading: getting going with deep learning

Based on a conversation we had in the Machine Listening Lab last week, here are some blogs and other things you can read when you’re – say – a new PhD student who wants to get started with applying/understanding deep

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Machine Listening Lab 2018: The year in review

2018 has been a fascinating year for the Machine Listening Lab. Here are the headlines! Grant success and projects Emmanouil Benetos is co-investigator (Co-I) for the Science Foundation Ireland funded PhD project “Data-driven quality prediction for digitally restored audio archives”,

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Special Session: “Wildlife Bioacoustics and Adaptive Signal Processing”, IEEE ICASSP 2019 (Brighton, UK)

– Special session at IEEE ICASSP 2019 – Organisers: Dan Stowell, Naomi Harte, Theo Damoulas   Summary: Wildlife bioacoustics is witnessing a surge in both data volumes and computational methods. Monitoring projects worldwide collect many thousands of hours of audio

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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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