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1 Laboratory of Signals and Systems - LSS Public Evaluation Session of the new Unit (FCTs Program of Pluri-annual Funding of Research Units) FEUP, 17 December 2003

2 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 2 Proposed Agenda Presentation of the new Unit – LSS (30) Presentation of the new Unit – LSS (30) Discussion (30) Discussion (30) Visit to the Laboratorys facilities (30) Visit to the Laboratorys facilities (30) End of Session End of Session

3 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 3 December, 17, 2003 Presenter: Diamantino Freitas Laboratory of Signals and Systems - LSS

4 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 4 This presentation Characterization of the Unit Characterization of the Unit Units production 2002-2003 Units production 2002-2003 Research and Development plan Research and Development plan Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Conclusion Conclusion Introduction of the visit to the laboratory facilities. Introduction of the visit to the laboratory facilities.

5 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 5 This presentation Characterization of the Unit Characterization of the Unit Units production 2002-2003 Units production 2002-2003 Research and Development plan Research and Development plan Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Conclusion Conclusion Introduction of the visit to the laboratory facilities. Introduction of the visit to the laboratory facilities.

6 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 6 Characterization of the Unit –Main objectives –Scientific background –R&D Objectives, Areas and Status –Personel and organization –Instalations and infra-structure

7 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 7 Characterization of the Unit –Main objectives –Scientific background –R&D Objectives, Areas and Status –Personel and organization –Instalations and infra-structure

8 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 8 Characterization of the Unit –Main objectives: To do R&D in Signal Processing with Application in Electronic and Information Systems; To do R&D in Signal Processing with Application in Electronic and Information Systems; –To promote scientific progress of the personel and supervise under graduate and post-graduate students –To make organizational advances to strengthen and develop the existing infra-structures, physical spaces and resources –To cooperate with other laboratories, enterprises and networks for the realization of R&D projects and publications.

9 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 9 Characterization of the Unit –Main objectives –Scientific background –R&D Objectives, Areas and Status –Personel and organization –Instalations and infra-structure

10 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 10 Characterization of the Unit Scientific background Scientific background –In January 1994, 2 PhDs 0,1, + 2 PhD students 2,3 + several graduate members. –In December 2001, 3 PhDs 1,2,3 + 5 PhD students 5,6,7,8,9 + 8 MSc students 10,11,12,13,14,16,19,20. –R&D in the period 1995-2001 was in Speech Processing and System Identification and Modeling Speech Processing: Speech Processing: –1 PhD thesis, 1 PhD student, 5 MSc thesis, 3 MSc students + several undergraduates. Signals and System Modeling through Identification: Signals and System Modeling through Identification: –2 PhDs + 4 PhD Students + 4 MSc students.

11 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 11 Characterization of the Unit Scientific background (cont.) Scientific background (cont.) –Main projects: REC, Program PRAXIS XXI, development of a speaker recognition module for applications over the telephone; REC, Program PRAXIS XXI, development of a speaker recognition module for applications over the telephone; ANTIGONA, Program EUREKA – IC/PME – development of a speech interface for electronic commerce; ANTIGONA, Program EUREKA – IC/PME – development of a speech interface for electronic commerce; DOPECA, Program PRAXIS XXI, development of an ultrasonic obstacle detector for blind persons DOPECA, Program PRAXIS XXI, development of an ultrasonic obstacle detector for blind persons SMILE, Program CITE 4, development of an audio browser for the Web. SMILE, Program CITE 4, development of an audio browser for the Web. –International Cooperation: COST 219, COST 219 bis, COST 249, COST 250, COST 258 COST 219, COST 219 bis, COST 249, COST 250, COST 258 Bilateral Cooperation: Bilateral Cooperation: –JNICT-OMFB (with Tech University of Budapest 1994-1997) –ICCTI-CAPES (with LPS at Univ Fed of Rio de Janeiro 1997-2003) –ICCTI- Republic of India (Goa – Univesity of Goa, 1997-1998) –Univ of Porto- Univ of Vigo (Spain). –Inter-institutional cooperation: –Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar of Univ. of Porto (ICBAS 2001-) –Calculus – research unit on the Teaching of Mathematics of ESE-IPP (2001-)

12 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 12 Characterization of the Unit –Main objectives –Scientific background –R&D Objectives, Areas and Status –Personel and organization –Instalations and infra-structure

13 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 13 Characterization of the Unit R&D Objectives, Areas and Status: R&D Objectives, Areas and Status: Objectives: –Develop R&D in basilar areas of DSP –Promote application projects as a method of experimenting and designing conceptually new solutions through: Use of identification techniques Use of identification techniques Parametric Modeling and Control techniques Parametric Modeling and Control techniques Multi-streaming techniques Multi-streaming techniques Advanced programming techniques Advanced programming techniques

14 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 14 Characterization of the Unit R&D Objectives, Areas and Status (cont.) : R&D Objectives, Areas and Status (cont.) : –Area 1: System Identification and Analysis Background Academic results: 1 PhD completed 2, 5 PhD on- going 5,7,8,9,28, 5 MSc completed 5,7,9,29,31, 2 MSc on-going 11,13,; Background Academic results: 1 PhD completed 2, 5 PhD on- going 5,7,8,9,28, 5 MSc completed 5,7,9,29,31, 2 MSc on-going 11,13,; Applications: Applications: –Transfer functions in electronic and electro-acoustic systems –Analysis and synthesis of acoustic noise effects over living organisms –Instrumentation for weight measurement Main results already obtained: Main results already obtained: –Parametric and non-parametric techniques for analysis and equalization of electro-acoustic transfer functions (pulse and TDS); –Parametric identification methods for induction motors; –Parametric advanced control system for induction motors; –Ultrasonic obstacle detector (beamforming with DSP). HOT!

15 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 15 Characterization of the Unit R&D Objectives, Areas and Status (cont. 2) : R&D Objectives, Areas and Status (cont. 2) : –Area 2: Pattern recognition and synthesis in Speech Processing Background Academic results: 1 PhD completed 3, 2 PhD on- going 6,10, 2 MSc completed 6,10, 5 on-going MSc 12,14,15,16,18 Background Academic results: 1 PhD completed 3, 2 PhD on- going 6,10, 2 MSc completed 6,10, 5 on-going MSc 12,14,15,16,18 Applications: Applications: –Speech analysis (Down Syndrome), recognition and synthesis, voice interface; –Web accessibility, e-learning accessibility to communications for disabled persons –Teaching speech processing (under and post-graduate) Main results already obtained: Main results already obtained: –Speech recognizer (single-stream, multi-stream, continuous speech medium vocabulary, speaker independent plus audio-visual) –Speech synthesizers (formant, OLA, with MS Windows SAPI Interface) –AudioBrowser for visually impaired persons; –AQN - Software for teaching children how to read numbers; –AudioMath – Software for reading mathematical formulae; –Prosody model for European Portuguese. HOT! HOT!

16 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 16 Characterization of the Unit –Main objectives –Scientific background –R&D Objectives, Areas and Status –Personel and organization –Instalations and infra-structure

17 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 17 Characterization of the Unit Personel and Organization (2003) Personel and Organization (2003) Some research staff pictures:

18 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 18 Characterization of the Unit Personel and Organization (2003) Personel and Organization (2003) Research staff qualifications: –3 PhD Professors (1 Associate 1, 2 Assistant 2,3, at DEEC-FEUP) –7 MSc Professors (1 Lecturer 4 at FMUP, 2 Adjoint 5,6 at ESTG- IPB, 3 7,8,9 Adjoint at ISEP-IPP, 1 lecturer 10 at ISEL-IPL) all are PhD students –6 Graduated professors (4 11,12,13,14 at ESTG-IPB, 1 15 at ESTS- IPS, 1 16 at UCP) all are MSc students –5 Graduated researchers (2 17,18,28 at DEEC-FEUP, 2 19,20 at ESTG-IPB) 1 is PhD student 28, 1 is MSc student 18 –5 graduated 21,22,23,24,25 part-time researchers –2 undergraduated 26,27 part-time researchers Administrative staff: –1 part-time Secretary 30

19 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 19 Characterization of the Unit Personel and Organization (2003) (continued) Personel and Organization (2003) (continued) Research Staff names: 0- Carlos Espain Oliveira (deceased), 1-Diamantino Freitas, 2-Rui Araújo, 3-Vitor Pera, 4-Carla Moura, 5-Américo Leite, 6-João P. Teixeira, 7-A.Avelino Marques, 8-José C. Oliveira, 9-Rui Azevedo, 10-Maria J. Barros, 11-Ângelo César, 12-António Moura, 13-Henrique Teixeira, 14-L. Filipe Moreira, 15-Luís Coelho, 16-Daniela Braga (MSc at U. Minho), 17-Fernando Lopes, 18-Helder Ferreira, 19-Rui S. da Silva, 20-José Batista, 21-Hugo Santos, 22- Humberto Fonseca, 23- Constança Homem, 24- Ana Sousa, 25- Jorge Alves, 26- Ana Mota, 27- Hugo Silva, 28- Nuno Santos, 29- André Cardoso (on leave), 30- Irene Fernandes, 31- Jorge Reis (on leave).

20 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 20 Pattern recognition and synthesis in Speech Processing Vitor Pera João P. Teixeira Maria J. Barros Carla Moura L. Filipe Moreira Daniela Braga António Moura Luís Coelho Fernando Lopes Helder Ferreira Constança Homem Ana Sousa Jorge Alves Diamantino Freitas Characterization of the Unit LSS Scientific Council Diamantino Freitas (Coordinator), Rui Araújo, Vitor Pera System Identification and Analysis Rui Araújo Américo Leite José C. Oliveira A.Avelino Marques Rui Azevedo Henrique Teixeira Rui S. da Silva José Batista Ângelo César Hugo Santos Humberto Fonseca Nuno Santos Diamantino Freitas Laboratory Infrastructure and resources Ana Mota, Helder Ferreira Counseling Commission Secretariat Irene Fernandes Organization (2003)

21 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 21 Characterization of the Unit –Main objectives –Scientific background –R&D Objectives, Areas and Status –Personel and organization –Instalations and infra-structure

22 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 22 Characterization of the Unit –Instalations and Infra-structure Laboratorial facilities: Laboratorial facilities: –At FEUP: Room I205, LPF-ESI, area 67 m 2 Room I205, LPF-ESI, area 67 m 2 Room I214, LPF-ESI 2, area 25 m 2 Room I214, LPF-ESI 2, area 25 m 2 –At Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão- Instituto Politécnico de Bragança: Laboratory of Electronics and Instrumentation area 60 m 2. Laboratory of Electronics and Instrumentation area 60 m 2.

23 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 23 Characterization of the Unit –Instalations and Infra-structure (continued 1) Some pictures Some pictures At I205, FEUP:

24 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 24 Characterization of the Unit –Instalations and Infra-structure (continued 1) Some pictures Some pictures At I205, FEUP:

25 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 25 Characterization of the Unit –Instalations and Infra-structure (continued 1) Some pictures Some pictures At I205, FEUP:

26 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 26 Characterization of the Unit –Instalations and Infra-structure (continued 1) Some pictures Some pictures At IPB:

27 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 27 Characterization of the Unit –Instalations and Infra-structure (continued 1) Some pictures Some pictures At IPB:

28 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 28 Characterization of the Unit –Instalations and Infra-structure (continued 2) Infrastructures and facilities: Infrastructures and facilities: –Computer network, Web Server, Web Site Webmaster, Repository, Collaborative Platform (under construction), Comprehensive Database (under construction)

29 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 29 Characterization of the Unit

30 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 30 Characterization of the Unit –Instalations and Infra-structure (continued 2) Infrastructures and facilities: Infrastructures and facilities: –Computer network, Web Server, Web Site Webmaster, Repository, Collaborative Platform (under construction), Comprehensive Database (under construction) –Access to Acoustic Chambers and equipment (reverberant at DEC of FEUP and semi-anechoic at IDIT) –Coordinators of the Proposed Park of Acoustical Infrastructures to the FCT Scientific Re-Equipment Programme (stalled). –At IPBs LEI laboratory: Motor drive rigs up to 3kW. A key feature of the facility is an integrated instrumentation system in which test rigs measurements are fed to a central computer, here the measurements are digitized, recorded and post- processed. Topics: - Instrumented motor drive test bed up to 3 kW - integrated computer based instrumentation; - DSP plataform based on Dspace board - Simulation Softwares (Matlab/Simulink and Saber)

31 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 31 This presentation Characterization of the Unit Characterization of the Unit Units production 1999-2003 Units production 1999-2003 Research and Development plan Research and Development plan Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Conclusion Conclusion Introduction of the visit to the laboratory facilities. Introduction of the visit to the laboratory facilities.

32 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 32 Units production 1999- 2003 Publications Publications Dissertations Dissertations Projects Projects Seminars and Speeches and Tutorials Seminars and Speeches and Tutorials Other Other

33 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 33 Publications 1999-2003: Articles in International Journals with referees: Articles in International Journals with referees:4 Books or Chapters of Books: Books or Chapters of Books:2 See full List of publications in annex Communications in Proceedings with referees: Communications in Proceedings with referees:55 Other publications: Other publications:2

34 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 34 Units production 1999- 2003 Publications Publications Dissertations Dissertations Projects Projects Seminars and Speeches and Tutorials Seminars and Speeches and Tutorials Other Other

35 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 35 Dissertations 1999-2003: Completed: PhD dissertations: PhD dissertations: –2 2,3 MSc dissertations: MSc dissertations: –3 10,14,31 On-going: PhD dissertations: PhD dissertations: –7 5,6,7,8,9,10,28 MSc dissertations: MSc dissertations: –6 11,12,13,15,16,18

36 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 36 Publications + Dissertations 1999-2003: Yearly profile of production of publications: Yearly profile of production of publications:

37 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 37 Units production 1999- 2003 Publications Publications Dissertations Dissertations Projects Projects Seminars and Speeches and Tutorials Seminars and Speeches and Tutorials Other Other

38 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 38 Projects 1999-2003: Funded: Funded: REC, Program PRAXIS XXI, development of a speaker recognition module for applications over the telephone; REC, Program PRAXIS XXI, development of a speaker recognition module for applications over the telephone; ANTIGONA, Program EUREKA – IC/PME – development of a speech interface for electronic commerce; ANTIGONA, Program EUREKA – IC/PME – development of a speech interface for electronic commerce; DOPECA, Program PRAXIS XXI, development of an ultrasonic obstacle detector for blind persons DOPECA, Program PRAXIS XXI, development of an ultrasonic obstacle detector for blind persons SMILE, Program CITE 4, development of an audio browser for the Web. SMILE, Program CITE 4, development of an audio browser for the Web. AUDIOBROWSER, FCT Program, improvement of an existing audio browser for the Web. AUDIOBROWSER, FCT Program, improvement of an existing audio browser for the Web. Factory Noise exposure, IDICT Program, design of a acoutic noise acquisition and reproduction system for in-lab exposure tests (in ICBAS, on-going under FCT sponsorship). Factory Noise exposure, IDICT Program, design of a acoutic noise acquisition and reproduction system for in-lab exposure tests (in ICBAS, on-going under FCT sponsorship).

39 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 39 Units production 1999- 2003 Publications Publications Dissertations Dissertations Projects Projects Seminars, Speeches and Tutorials Seminars, Speeches and Tutorials Other Other

40 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 40 Seminars, Speeches and Tutorials 1999-2003: Seminars at FEUP: Seminars at FEUP: –Fundaments of Adaptive Filtering and New Algoritms Based on Error Signal Multi-band decomposition, Prof. F. Gil, 1999. –Binaural Signal Processing, Prof Jens Blauert, 1999. –COST 219 bis Seminar: Telecommunications for Disabled and Elderly Persons: Where are we today?, 2000. –Speech Coding, Recognition and Synthesis, Prof F. Gil, 2002. –Neural Networks in Time Series, Prof. Luis Caloba, 2002. –Signal Compactation and DSP Implementation, Prof M. Seixas, 2002. –Modeling in the Study of Tonal Features of Speech with Application to Multilingual Speech Synthesis, Prof. Hiroya Fujisaki. –Topics in Speech Coding, Recognition and Synthesis, Prof F. Gil, 2003.

41 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 41 Seminars, Speeches and Tutorials 1999-2003: Speeches or presentations without printed publication: Speeches or presentations without printed publication: –Automatic Generation of Segmental Durations in Portuguese, presented at Maastricht MCM meeting of COST 258, 2001. –o Acoustic Characterisation of Tonic Syllable in Portuguese, apresentado –em Lausanne na reunião do COST 258 em 1999 –About the Accessibility to Communication and Information Systems, D. Freitas, Exponor, Matosinhos, 2001. –Electro-acoustics, an interdisciplinary area that needs much instrumentation, D. Freitas, Second Meeting of the Portuguese Section of the Audio Engineering Society, 2002. –Low frequency electromagnetic radiation, D. Freitas, António Nobre School, 2003.

42 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 42 Seminars, Speeches and Tutorials 1999-2003: Tutorial: Tutorial: –Introduction to the Synthesis of Spoken Portuguese, J. P. Teixeira, M. J. Barros, Daniela Braga, Luis Coelho, D. Freitas, tutorial presented at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, 2003.

43 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 43 Units production 1999- 2003 Publications Publications Dissertations Dissertations Projects Projects Seminars, Speeches and Tutorials Seminars, Speeches and Tutorials Other Other

44 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 44 Other 1999-2003: Consultancy: Consultancy: –Electro-acoustics consultancy for the Owner of the new Church in Fatima. –Electro-acoustics consultancy for the Owner of the new Church in V.N de Gaia, Sto Ovídio. –D. Freitas Member of the Peer-review group of TIDE Project DE3006)MORE. Products: Products: –Voice Interface for Electronic Commerce (ANTIGONA) –Text-to Speech engine for European Portuguese.

45 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 45 This presentation Characterization of the Unit Characterization of the Unit Units production 2002-2003 Units production 2002-2003 Research and Development plan Research and Development plan Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Conclusion Conclusion Introduction of the visit to the laboratory facilities. Introduction of the visit to the laboratory facilities.

46 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 46 Research and Development plan Speech Processing: Speech Processing: –Years 1, 2 and 3: Continue development of Text-to-speech system: Continue development of Text-to-speech system: –Refine RELP-OLA system –Use pole-zero modeling and Employ wavelet coding –Dynamic selection algorythms, employ HMM modeling (voice morphing, adaptation)– Lab. Of Prof Tokuda – Japan –Successor Action of COST 258 (leadership) –Introduce new linguistic analysis tools, labeling, morphological ana syntactic analysis –Refine text pre-processing (numerals, acronyms, abbreviations, mathematical formulae) – advanced, pioneering invited for international workshop –Refine prosody modeling (durations, f0, general modeling, intensity, rythm, vioce quality) – advanced – pioneering in European Portuguese –Place a TTS in the Wep page Continue development of the Speech recognition system: Continue development of the Speech recognition system: –New database recording and procesing for Isolated word recognition and continuous speech recognition –Multi-modal recognition with facial expression dynamics –Robust speech recognition techniques.

47 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 47 Research and Development plan Signals and Systems Modeling through Identification: Signals and Systems Modeling through Identification: –Years 1, 2 and 3: Induction motor modeling: Induction motor modeling: –Consolidate, refine and extend the parametric identification techniques, Kalman filtering and bilinear transformation –Other types of motors (hysteresis motor, etc) –Refine DSP application with dSpace boards –Build an electronic power converter to allow the efficient control with the parametric modeling and sliding-mode control, bond-graph techniques –Apply to electric motor drives in electric vehicles situations of manouvrability and efficiency demands Electronic and electro-acoustic systems modeling and compensation: Electronic and electro-acoustic systems modeling and compensation: –Continue the developmento of electronic systems identification algorythms –Continue the development of electro-acoustic transfer function modeling and compensation (inverse filtering) with Kautz filters and IIR filters. –Continue research about TDS methodologies

48 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 48 Research and Development plan General: General: –Years 1, 2 and 3: Conclusion of 4 PHD Thesis in 2004. Conclusion of 4 PHD Thesis in 2004. Publication of results of PhD thesis in International reviews. Publication of results of PhD thesis in International reviews. Collaboration in the organization of Eurospeech05 that will be well in Lisbon. Collaboration in the organization of Eurospeech05 that will be well in Lisbon. Candidature of organizations of a satellite event of Eurospeech05 to be well in Porto. Candidature of organizations of a satellite event of Eurospeech05 to be well in Porto. Leadership of the candidature to a COST Action successor to the COST 258 (already jointly planed with more than 20 Europeans research units). Leadership of the candidature to a COST Action successor to the COST 258 (already jointly planed with more than 20 Europeans research units). Develop the internal cohesion through collaborative platform and exchange initiatives. Develop the internal cohesion through collaborative platform and exchange initiatives.

49 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 49 This presentation Characterization of the Unit Characterization of the Unit Units production 2002-2003 Units production 2002-2003 Research and Development plan Research and Development plan Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Conclusion Conclusion Visit to the laboratory facilities - Introduction. Visit to the laboratory facilities - Introduction.

50 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 50 Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Cooperation projects in the aim of COST actions with more than 40 European research units. Resulting in a publications of two books: Cooperation projects in the aim of COST actions with more than 40 European research units. Resulting in a publications of two books: –Improvements in Speech Synthesis, by E. Keller, G. Bailly, A. Monaghan, J. Terken, & M. Huckvale (editors), Wiley, 2001. –Bridging the gap – Access to telecommunications for all people, COST 219 bis, Patrick Roe (editor), Commission of the European Communities, 2001. With particular relevant cooperation with: –University of Vigo (Spain) through Eduardo Banga –Aculab (England), by the way of Alex Monaghan. –LAIP University of Lausanne (Switzerland) by the way of Eric Keller and Brigitte Zelnner. –Several national Laboratories (UTL, INESC, IPB, IPP)

51 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 51 Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Bilateral cooperation with: Bilateral cooperation with: –University of Budapest (Hungary) through of Gabor Olaszy and Geza Nemeth. –University of Tokyo (Japan) through Prof. emeritus Hiroya Fujisaki. –University of Dresden through Prof Hans Mixdorff –Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) through Profs.: Luís Calôba, Fernando Gil, Manoel Seixas, Sérgio Netto, Márcio Souza. –University of Gent (Belgium) through Jean Pierre-Martens.

52 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 52 This presentation Characterization of the Unit Characterization of the Unit Units production 2002-2003 Units production 2002-2003 Research and Development plan Research and Development plan Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Conclusion Conclusion Introduction of the visit to the laboratory facilities. Introduction of the visit to the laboratory facilities.

53 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 53 Conclusion LSS is a starting unit with 2 years existence built on a background extending to 11 years of several members. LSS is a starting unit with 2 years existence built on a background extending to 11 years of several members. Two balanced application areas: Two balanced application areas: –System Identification and Analysis; –Pattern recognition and synthesis in Speech Processing. Promising results (some of them pioneering) increased with the ending of PhD works. Promising results (some of them pioneering) increased with the ending of PhD works. Rapidly growing scientific productivity because of Rapidly growing scientific productivity because of –Moderately available energy and funds from past years –High quality human resources (remark: our funds are ending...).

54 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 54 This presentation Characterization of the Unit Characterization of the Unit Units production 2002-2003 Units production 2002-2003 Research and Development plan Research and Development plan Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Inter-institutional and International Cooperation Conclusion Conclusion Introduction of the visit to the laboratorial facilities. Introduction of the visit to the laboratorial facilities.

55 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 55 This presentation THANK YOU!

56 December 17, 2003 Public Evaluation Session of LSS (new Unit) 56 Introduction of the visit to the laboratory facilities Lab. I205: Lab. I205: –Posters; –TTS system; –Informatic Infrastructure –Electro-acoustics and other applications –etc Lab. I214: Lab. I214: –Posters; –Prosody system for European Portuguese –Electronic systems modeling –Analyis of speech with disorders (Down Syndrome) –Etc See attached list. See attached list.


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