Graduate School and Research Center In communication systems

Nicholas EVANS

Nicholas EVANS
Nicholas EVANS
Eurecom - Digital Security 
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My courses

  • MathEng / Fall 2016 - Essential Mathematical Methods for Engineers

    • This course aims to present a treatment of mathematical methods suitable for engineering students who are interested in the rapidly advancing areas of signal analysis, processing, filtering and estimation. Significant current applications relate to speech and audio, music, wired and wireless communications, instrumentation, multimedia, radar, sonar, control, biomedicine, transport and navigation.
    • The course presents a study of analogue systems as a pre-requisite to material relating to sampled-data systems.
    • The objective is to assist the student in gaining confidence in working with the frequency or transform domain for the analysis or characterisation of signals and systems. The final part of the course aims to introduce at a more mathematical level the concepts of probability, random processes and the analysis of random signals, correlation and spectral density.

  • Speech / Spring 2017 - Speech and audio processing

    • Give the students a general knowledge of the most important communication mode : speech.
    • Speech is used to communicate with machines this is speech recognition. Machine can generate artificial speech : this is speech synthesis. Speech must be compressed for two different reasons : reduce the memory required in storage systems and allow low bit rate transmission (f.i in GSM systems). Speech can also be used in biometrics : speaker identification and verification. In the media, speech and soundtracks as well as recorded work sessions can be automatically analyse and speech is a part of the indexing applications.



  • In June 2016, he has received with his co-authors Massimiliano Todisco and Hector Delgado, the Best Paper Award for their paper "A new feature for automatic speaker verification anti-spoofing: Constant Q cepstral coefficients" (Odyssey 2016).
  • 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".
  • He was elected to the IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee in 2013.