Department of Electrical Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect/R&D/2021/232

Applications are invited for a position of Project Post-Doctoral Fellow in the project entitled, "Automatic Speech Recognition for Subtitling", funded by the Prasar Bharati, India's Public Service Broadcaster.

About the Project: -

In this project, we focus on building automatic speech recognition (ASR) system for English, Hindi, and some other Indian languages for generating subtitles. It is a large vocabulary continuous speech recognition (LVCSR) task. The research will focus on building this system with the help of state-of-the-art platforms such as Kaldi and deep learning libraries in Python. The responsibilities for the said role include:

  • Developing state-of-the-art LVCSR system
  • Supervising the data annotation team and developing/selecting tools they will need for annotation and validation of data
  • Publishing research papers in top conferences and journals
  • Writing technical reports
  • Working with Prasar Bharati team for seamless deployment of the system

Job Description: -

Project No: - PB /EE /2021128C

Post: - Project Post-Doctoral Fellow

No. of Posts: - 01

Salary Range: - Rs. 50000/55000/60000

Essential Qualification:

  • PhD/Master's or equivalent degree in Audio Technology, Signal Processing, Computer Science, or relevant area (candidates who have submitted their thesis can also apply)

Desired Qualification:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Speech Technology, Signal Processing, Computer Science, or relevant area (candidates who have submitted their thesis can also apply)
  • A strong background in machine learning, signal processing, statistics, applied mathematics, optimization, linear algebra
  • A good expertise in hidden Markov models, deep neural networks, and/or statistical language modelling/natural language understanding
  • Prior experience in speech recognition research and development
  • Working experience with Kaldi, Pytorch, or other open-source machine learning platforms
  • Experience with handling large speech datasets
  • Strong publication record in top academic conferences and journals
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems independently and work well as part of a team

Instructions to Apply: -

Application should be sent to the following address or alternatively can be sent via email at The application should contain detailed resume having details about the qualifications and experience clearly mentioned, and 2 references of people the candidate has worked with but not related.

The post is for the duration of 1 year with a possibility of extension. The last date for sending the application is 30th October 2021. *Extended till 26th November 2021

Short-listed applicants will be informed for further process. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualification and work experience will not be informed or called for the interview.

No TA/DA will be paid for the interview.

Dr. Vipul Arora
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur 208016