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Introduction to Speech and Machine Learning

University of Eastern Finland
Finland, Joensuu and Kuopio
School of Computing Finland, Joensuu Campus
Tuition fee €300 one-time

There is no course fee for the degree students of UEF! Please check the reduced prices below.

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Introductory machine learning contains self-contained introduction to elementary supervised and unsupervised learning. Evaluation of binary classifiers (e.g. type-I/II errors, ROC analysis). Introduction to modern deep learning approaches (feedforward, convolutive, recurrent). Basic idea of graph neural networks. Introductory speech processing will include speech as a carrier of linguistic information; basics of speech analysis and feature extraction, and statistical modeling. We will illustrate these ideas through application examples ranging from gender recognition, to voice biometrics (speaker recognition), speech recognition, and detection of spoofing attacks (such as audio-based deepfakes).

The course contains also topics that introduce the student to research in this field, stemming from research done at the Computational Speech Group at UEF. The teaching modes will include offline tasks (to be completed prior to contact teaching); lectures and exercises as part of in-campus teaching. The teaching will be organized only at the Joensuu campus of the UEF, between 12-16 August 2024.

Learning aims: to learn basics about speech and machine learning, and have a gist on research done in the field of speech processing.

-Participant, normal fee: 500 euros for 2-week-course, 300 euros for 1-week-course.
-Participant from a UEF partner university: 400 euros for 2-week-course, 250 euros for 1-week-course.
-Incoming UEF exchange student: 200 euros for 2-week-course, 200 euros for 1-week-course.

NB! UEF partner universities include our international exchange programme partners (like Erasmus+, bilateral agreements etc.) and international network partners (like YUFE, YERUN, UArctic etc.).

Apply now! Summer 2024/25
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Apply now! Summer 2024/25
Application period has ended