Department of Electrical Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect/R&D/2021/238

Applications are invited for a position of Project Executive Officer 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 Executive Officer

No. of Posts: - 01

Salary Range: - Rs. 42000-3500-105000

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 purely temporary and 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