Gaël RichardProfessor
Executive director of Hi! Paris

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Gaël Richard is the executive director of Hi! Paris and Professor at Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris. His research work lies at the core of digitization and is dedicated to the analysis, transformation, understanding and automatic indexing of acoustic signals (including speech, music, environmental sounds) and to a lesser extent of heterogeneous and multimodal signals. In particular, he developed several source separation methods for audio and musical signals based on machine learning approaches.

Gaël Richard has received in 2020 the Grand Prix IMT-Académie des Sciences.

More information (Preprints, Publications, CV,….) on the Personal web site or on Google scholar

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My research interests are mainly in the field of machine learning and speech/audio signal processing and include topics such as:

    • Signal representations and signal models : Subspace methods, sparse representation, atomic decomposition, Non NEgative MAtrix factorisation (NMF), Source Separation…
    • Machine learning methods for audio/music signals : machine listening, Music Information Retrieval (MIR), Audio/Music indexing, Speech/audio segmentation, Speech/music emotion recognition.
    • Models for multipitch estimation in polyphonic music signals, rythmn/beat estimation,musical instrument recognition
    • Audio Coding and 3D Audio
    • Multimedia and speech signal analysis, speech synthesis


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