Graduate School and Research Center In communication systems

Nicholas EVANS

Nicholas EVANS
Nicholas EVANS
Eurecom - Multimedia Communications 
Assistant-Professor
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Research

Current research topics

  • Speaker diarization, speaker recognition, biometric spoofing countermeasures, multimodal biometrics, acoustic echo cancellation and speech enhancement.

Current research interests

  • His current research interests include speaker diarization, speaker recognition, biometric spoofing countermeasures, multimodal biometrics, acoustic echo cancellation and speech enhancement.
  • Over recent years he has participated, with notable success, in the internationally competitive Rich Transcription Evaluations in speaker diarization that are administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST) in the US.
  • He participates in the EU FP7 «TABULA RASA» project and the joint-national «Adaptable Ambient Living Assistant» (ALIAS) project, co-funded by the EU and the national French Research Agency (ANR) through the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) programme (ref: AAL-2009-2-049)

Current research memberships

  • He is a member of ISCA, EURASIP, IEEE and its signal processing society
  • He serves regularly as a committee member and reviewer for several international conferences, workshops, and journals and currently serves as an associate editor for the EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech and Music Processing

Selected publications

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Distinctions

  • In Novembre 2013, he has received with his co-authors Xuran Zhao and Jean-Luc Dugelay, the Best Student Paper Award for the article "Unsupervised multi-view dimensionality reduction with application to audio-visual speaker retrieval".
  • N. Evans is the co-author (with R. Vera Rodriguez, R. P. Lewis and J. S. D. Mason) of a paper that received the Best Student Paper Award at the 4th Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication: New Technologies and Embedded Systems, 2007