I am keeping track here of my Ph.D. process. I don’t know if it will be of any interest for readers however.

December 2020

Started to work on my candidacy exam and research plan proposal for EPFL.

November 2020

BertAA paper was accepted at ICON 2020 as a long paper! And the paper on auto-encoders for dialect identification too.

October 2020

TIM 2020 gets canceled due to COVID. BertAA paper was rejected from CoNLL2020. Worked on a new version, and submitted it to ICON 2020. Co-authoring a paper on dialect identification using auto-encoders, submitted to ICON 2020 too.

September 2020

Accepted workshop to describe the use of speech processing criminal investigations at TIM 2020 (Traitement de l'Information Multimodale). Re-submission of Graph2Speak at ICASSP 2020.

August 2020

Participated and won the International Create Challenge organized at Idiap with an assistive device named SoundMap that uses Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTFs) to provide directional audio feedbacks for blind and visually impaired people.

July 2020

Submitted paper was rejected from Interspeech 2020. Working on a re-submission for ICASSP. Submitting BertAA, a second paper to CoNLL 2020 on Authorship Attribution.

June 2020

Finished the EPFL class: Statistical Sequence Processing with some work presented on EM for Gaussian Mixture Models and Hidden Markov Models training.

April 2020

COVID-19 strikes, working from home on data processing and speaker identification.

March 2020

Starting my Ph.D. at Idiap Research Institute, as an EPFL Student.


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