The research team is part of Multimedia Group at Tampere University of Technology. The research of the team focuses mainly on the content analysis of sounds, for example using techniques based on audio classification, sound source separation, automatic music transcription, self localization, speaker tracking, speech recognition, but includes also other areas like speech synthesis. The team has produced several state-of-the art results in the areas of audio-based music information retrieval and noise-robust automatic speech recognition.
Most of the members of the team are post-graduate students conducting research on their doctoral theses, but there are also some post-doctoral researchers and research assistants. The team does active international collaboration by regularly hosting international visitors, and its members regularly visit foreign top universities.
Other research units or companies interesed in cooperation are encouraged to contact the team. A significant amount of the funding of the team comes from companies, so we are always interested in new research projects.