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Olivier Pietquin obtained an Electrical Engineering degree from the Faculty of Engineering, Mons (FPMs, Belgium) in June 1999 and a PhD degree in April 2004. In 2011, he received the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (French Tenure) from the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France). He joined the FPMs Signal Processing department (TCTS Lab.) in September 1999. In 2001, he has been a visiting researcher at the Speech and Hearing lab of the University of Sheffield (UK). Between 2004 and 2005, he was a Marie-Curie Fellow at the Philips Research lab in Aachen (Germany). Now he is a Professor at the Metz campus of the Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (Supelec, France), and headed the "Information, Multimodality & Signal" (IMS) research group from 2006 to 2010 when the group joined the UMI 2958 (GeorgiaTech - CNRS). In 2012, he heads the Machine Learning and Interactive Systems group (MaLIS). From 2007 to 2011, he was also a member of the IADI INSERM research team (in biomedical signal processing). He is a full member of the UMI 2958 (GeorgiaTech - CNRS) since 2010 and coordinates the computer science department of this joint lab. Since 2010, Olivier Pietquin sits at the IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee and he is a Senior IEEE member since 2011. His research interests include spoken dialog systems evaluation, simulation and automatic optimisation, machine learning, speech and signal processing. He authored or co-authored more than 100 publications in these domains.

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July 2012 : Organizing the eNTERFACE 2012 workshop on the Metz campus of Supélec.

June 2011 : Olivier Pietquin is elevated to the grade of IEEE senior member

May 2011 : Olivier Pietquin obtains the "Habilitation a Diriger des Recherches" from the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III (French Tenure)

November 2009 : Julien Oster and Matthieu Geist defended their PhD thesis

October 2009 : Elected member of the IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee ( SLTC)

September 2009 : Organizing a special session at Interspeech'09 (Brighton, UK): Machine Learning for Adaptivity in Spoken Dialogue Systems

June 2008 : Organizing the JFPDA 2008 workshop on the Metz campus of Supélec.

May 2008 : Invited seminar at the PAROLE research team of the LORIA (Nancy, France) - Apprentissage statistique pour la simulation et l'optimisation de stratégies de dialogue homme-machine

February 2008 : Invited seminar at the HCRC of the University of Edinburgh (UK): Spoken Dialogue Simulation for Automatic Learning of Optimal Strategy.
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August 2007 : Organizing a special session at Interspeech'07 (Anvers, Belgium): Machine Learning for Spoken Dialogue Systems

Research Topics :

  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Speech Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Spoken Dialogue Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
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