Edinburgh Speech Science and Technology (EdSST) is an interdisciplinary training programme in speech science and technology featuring a strong interaction between the two disciplines. It is funded under the European Commission Marie Curie programme, under the Early Stage Research Training (EST) scheme. It runs for 4 years from January 2006.
EdSST is based at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) in partnership with Queen Margaret University College (QMUC) Speech Science Research Centre (SSRC). CSTR brings the project a strong base in speech technology, and SSRC provides a strong base in speech science. The overall objective of the project is the development of an interdisciplinary research training programme for "early stage researchers" working towards a PhD. We aim both to use findings from speech science to drive advances in speech technology, and to employ modern signal processing and machine learning techniques in speech science. The project is also concerned with developing improved speech technology solutions for people with a range of cognitive, speech, and hearing abilities.
Thanks to all those who applied. We received a large number of good applications and competition was very strong. Well done to the successful candidates and good luck to those not selected this time.
EdSST is concerned with six research areas: