Jonathan Le Roux

Jonathan Le Roux
  • Phone: 617-621-7547
  • Email: leroux[at]merl[dot]com
  • Biography

    Jonathan completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. Before joining MERL in 2011, he spent several years in Beijing and Tokyo. In Tokyo he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at NTT's Communication Science Laboratories. His research interests are in signal processing and machine learning applied to speech and audio.

  • News & Events


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  • Awards

    •  AWARD   MERL's Speech Team Achieves World's 2nd Best Performance at the Third CHiME Speech Separation and Recognition Challenge
      Date: December 15, 2015
      Awarded to: John R. Hershey, Takaaki Hori, Jonathan Le Roux and Shinji Watanabe
      MERL Contacts: John R. Hershey; Takaaki Hori; Jonathan Le Roux; Shinji Watanabe
      Research Areas: Multimedia, Speech & Audio
      Brief
      • The results of the third 'CHiME' Speech Separation and Recognition Challenge were publicly announced on December 15 at the IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU 2015) held in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. MERL's Speech and Audio Team, in collaboration with SRI, ranked 2nd out of 26 teams from Europe, Asia and the US. The task this year was to recognize speech recorded using a tablet in real environments such as cafes, buses, or busy streets. Due to the high levels of noise and the distance from the speaker's mouth to the microphones, this is very challenging task, where the baseline system only achieved 33.4% word error rate. The MERL/SRI system featured state-of-the-art techniques including multi-channel front-end, noise-robust feature extraction, and deep learning for speech enhancement, acoustic modeling, and language modeling, leading to a dramatic 73% reduction in word error rate, down to 9.1%. The core of the system has since been released as a new official challenge baseline for the community to use.
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    •  AWARD   Awaya Prize Young Researcher Award
      Date: March 11, 2014
      Awarded to: Yuuki Tachioka
      Awarded for: "Effectiveness of discriminative approaches for speech recognition under noisy environments on the 2nd CHiME Challenge"
      Awarded by: Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ)
      MERL Contacts: Shinji Watanabe; Jonathan Le Roux; John R. Hershey
      Research Areas: Multimedia, Speech & Audio
      Brief
      • MELCO researcher Yuuki Tachioka received the Awaya Prize Young Researcher Award from the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ) for "effectiveness of discriminative approaches for speech recognition under noisy environments on the 2nd CHiME Challenge", which was based on joint work with MERL Speech & Audio team researchers Shinji Watanabe, Jonathan Le Roux and John R. Hershey.
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    •  AWARD   Awaya Prize Young Researcher Award
      Date: September 26, 2013
      Awarded to: Jonathan Le Roux
      Awarded for: "A new non-negative dynamical system for speech and audio modeling"
      Awarded by: Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ)
      MERL Contact: Jonathan Le Roux
      Research Areas: Multimedia, Speech & Audio
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    •  AWARD   CHiME 2012 Speech Separation and Recognition Challenge Best Performance
      Date: June 1, 2013
      Awarded to: Yuuki Tachioka, Shinji Watanabe, Jonathan Le Roux and John R. Hershey
      Awarded for: "Discriminative Methods for Noise Robust Speech Recognition: A CHiME Challenge Benchmark"
      Awarded by: International Workshop on Machine Listening in Multisource Environments (CHiME)
      MERL Contacts: Shinji Watanabe; Jonathan Le Roux; John R. Hershey
      Research Areas: Multimedia, Speech & Audio
      Brief
      • The results of the 2nd 'CHiME' Speech Separation and Recognition Challenge are out! The team formed by MELCO researcher Yuuki Tachioka and MERL Speech & Audio team researchers Shinji Watanabe, Jonathan Le Roux and John Hershey obtained the best results in the continuous speech recognition task (Track 2). This very challenging task consisted in recognizing speech corrupted by highly non-stationary noises recorded in a real living room. Our proposal, which also included a simple yet extremely efficient denoising front-end, focused on investigating and developing state-of-the-art automatic speech recognition back-end techniques: feature transformation methods, as well as discriminative training methods for acoustic and language modeling. Our system significantly outperformed other participants. Our code has since been released as an improved baseline for the community to use.
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  • Research Highlights

  • Internships with Jonathan

    • MM1007: Source separation

      We are seeking graduate students interested in helping advance the field of source-separation, speech enhancement in extreme environments, and audio reconstruction (inpainting, bandwidth extension, synthesis), using the latest developments in deep learning. The intern will collaborate with MERL researchers to derive and implement new models and optimization methods, conduct experiments, and prepare results for publication. The ideal candidate would be a senior Ph.D. student with experience in audio signal processing, speech modeling, probabilistic modeling and deep learning. The duration of the internship is expected to be 3-6 months. Positions are currently available through Summer 2017. Extra consideration will be given to candidates with availability between now and April 2017.

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  • MERL Publications

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  • Other Publications

    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Ono, Nobutaka; de Cheveigne, Alain; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Computational Auditory Induction as a Missing-Data Model-Fitting Problem with Bregman Divergence", Speech Communication (Special issue on Perceptual and Statistical Audition), Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 658-676, May-June 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{LeRoux2011Specom05,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Ono, Nobutaka and de Cheveigne, Alain and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Computational Auditory Induction as a Missing-Data Model-Fitting Problem with Bregman Divergence},
      • journal = {Speech Communication (Special issue on Perceptual and Statistical Audition)},
      • year = 2011,
      • volume = 53,
      • number = 5,
      • pages = {658--676},
      • month = {May-June}
      • }
    •  Nakano, Masahiro; Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Ono, Nobutaka; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Infinite-State Spectrum Model for Music Signal Analysis", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 2011, pp. 1972-1975.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Nakano2011ICASSP05,
      • author = {Nakano, Masahiro and Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Ono, Nobutaka and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Infinite-State Spectrum Model for Music Signal Analysis},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2011,
      • pages = {1972--1975},
      • month = may
      • }
    •  Nakano, Masahiro; Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Nakamura, Tomohiro; Ono, Nobutaka; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Bayesian Nonparametric Spectrogram Modeling Based on Infinite Factorial Infinite Hidden Markov Model", IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA), October 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Nakano2011WASPAA10,
      • author = {Nakano, Masahiro and Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Nakamura, Tomohiro and Ono, Nobutaka and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Bayesian Nonparametric Spectrogram Modeling Based on Infinite Factorial Infinite Hidden Markov Model},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA)},
      • year = 2011,
      • month = oct
      • }
    •  Carlen, Eric; Carvalho, Maria C.; Le Roux, Jonathan; Loss, Michael; Villani, Cedric, "Entropy and Chaos in the Kac Model", Kinetic and Related Models, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 85-122, March 2010.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Carlen2010KRM03,
      • author = {Carlen, Eric and Carvalho, Maria C. and Le Roux, Jonathan and Loss, Michael and Villani, Cedric},
      • title = {Entropy and Chaos in the Kac Model},
      • journal = {Kinetic and Related Models},
      • year = 2010,
      • volume = 3,
      • number = 1,
      • pages = {85--122},
      • month = mar
      • }
    •  Kameoka, Hirokazu; Yoshioka, Takuya; Hamamura, Mariko; Le Roux, Jonathan; Kashino, Kunio, "Statistical Model of Speech Signals Based on Composite Autoregressive System with Application to Blind Source Separation", International Conference on Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation (LVA/ICA), September 2010, pp. 245-253.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Kameoka2010LVA09,
      • author = {Kameoka, Hirokazu and Yoshioka, Takuya and Hamamura, Mariko and Le Roux, Jonathan and Kashino, Kunio},
      • title = {Statistical Model of Speech Signals Based on Composite Autoregressive System with Application to Blind Source Separation},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation (LVA/ICA)},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {245--253},
      • month = sep
      • }
    •  Kameoka, Hirokazu; Le Roux, Jonathan; Ohishi, Yasunori, "A Statistical Model of Speech F0 Contours", ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Statistical And Perceptual Audition (SAPA), September 2010, pp. 43-48.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Kameoka2010SAPA09,
      • author = {Kameoka, Hirokazu and Le Roux, Jonathan and Ohishi, Yasunori},
      • title = {A Statistical Model of Speech F0 Contours},
      • booktitle = {ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Statistical And Perceptual Audition (SAPA)},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {43--48},
      • month = sep
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Ono, Nobutaka; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Fast Signal Reconstruction from Magnitude STFT Spectrogram Based on Spectrogram Consistency", International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx), September 2010, pp. 397-403.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{LeRoux2010DAFx09,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Ono, Nobutaka and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Fast Signal Reconstruction from Magnitude STFT Spectrogram Based on Spectrogram Consistency},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx)},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {397--403},
      • month = sep
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; Vincent, Emmanuel; Mizuno, Yuu; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Ono, Nobutaka; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Consistent Wiener Filtering: Generalized Time-Frequency Masking Respecting Spectrogram Consistency", International Conference on Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation (LVA/ICA), September 2010, pp. 89-96.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{LeRoux2010LVA09,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and Vincent, Emmanuel and Mizuno, Yuu and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Ono, Nobutaka and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Consistent Wiener Filtering: Generalized Time-Frequency Masking Respecting Spectrogram Consistency},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation (LVA/ICA)},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {89--96},
      • month = sep
      • }
    •  Nakano, Masahiro; Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Kitano, Yu; Ono, Nobutaka; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Nonnegative Matrix Factorization with Markov-chained Bases for Modeling Time-varying patterns in Music Spectrograms", International Conference on Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation (LVA/ICA), September 2010, pp. 149-156.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Nakano2010LVA09,
      • author = {Nakano, Masahiro and Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Kitano, Yu and Ono, Nobutaka and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Nonnegative Matrix Factorization with Markov-chained Bases for Modeling Time-varying patterns in Music Spectrograms},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation (LVA/ICA)},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {149--156},
      • month = sep
      • }
    •  Nakano, Masahiro; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Le Roux, Jonathan; Kitano, Yu; Ono, Nobutaka; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Convergence-Guaranteed Multiplicative Algorithms for Non-Negative Matrix Factorization with Beta-Divergence", IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP), August 2010.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Nakano2010MLSP08,
      • author = {Nakano, Masahiro and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Le Roux, Jonathan and Kitano, Yu and Ono, Nobutaka and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Convergence-Guaranteed Multiplicative Algorithms for Non-Negative Matrix Factorization with Beta-Divergence},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP)},
      • year = 2010,
      • month = aug
      • }
    •  Ono, Nobutaka; Miyamoto, Kenichi; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Le Roux, Jonathan; Uchiyama, Yuuki; Tsunoo, Emiru; Nishimoto, Takuya; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Harmonic and Percussive Sound Separation and Its Application to MIR-Related Tasks" in Advances in Music Information Retrieval, Ras, Z. W. and Wieczorkowska, A., Eds., vol. 274 of Studies in Computational Intelligence, pp. 213-236, Springer, 2010.
      BibTeX
      • @Incollection{Ono2010Springer,
      • author = {Ono, Nobutaka and Miyamoto, Kenichi and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Le Roux, Jonathan and Uchiyama, Yuuki and Tsunoo, Emiru and Nishimoto, Takuya and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Harmonic and Percussive Sound Separation and Its Application to MIR-Related Tasks},
      • booktitle = {Advances in Music Information Retrieval},
      • year = 2010,
      • editor = {Ras, Z. W. and Wieczorkowska, A.},
      • volume = 274,
      • series = {Studies in Computational Intelligence},
      • pages = {213--236},
      • publisher = {Springer}
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; de Cheveigne, Alain; Parra, Lucas C., "Adaptive Template Matching with Shift-Invariant Semi-NMF", Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (Proc. NIPS), Koller, D. and Bengio, Y. and Shuurmans, D. and Bottou, L., Eds., 2009.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{LeRoux2008NIPS12,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and de Cheveigne, Alain and Parra, Lucas C.},
      • title = {Adaptive Template Matching with Shift-Invariant Semi-NMF},
      • booktitle = {Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (Proc. NIPS)},
      • year = 2009,
      • editor = {Koller, D. and Bengio, Y. and Shuurmans, D. and Bottou, L.},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA},
      • publisher = {The MIT Press}
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan, "Exploiting Regularities in Natural Acoustical Scenes for Monaural Audio Signal Estimation, Decomposition, Restoration and Modification", March 2009, The University of Tokyo & Université Paris VI--Pierre et Marie Curie.
      BibTeX
      • @Phdthesis{LeRoux2009PhD03,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan},
      • title = {Exploiting Regularities in Natural Acoustical Scenes for Monaural Audio Signal Estimation, Decomposition, Restoration and Modification},
      • school = {The University of Tokyo & Universite Paris VI--Pierre et Marie Curie},
      • year = 2009,
      • month = mar
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Ono, Nobutaka; Sagayama, Shigeki; de Cheveigne, Alain, "Modulation Analysis of Speech Through Orthogonal FIR Filterbank Optimization", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), April 2008, pp. 4189-4192.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{LeRoux2008ICASSP04,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Ono, Nobutaka and Sagayama, Shigeki and de Cheveigne, Alain},
      • title = {Modulation Analysis of Speech Through Orthogonal FIR Filterbank Optimization},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2008,
      • pages = {4189--4192},
      • month = apr
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Ono, Nobutaka; de Cheveigne, Alain; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Computational Auditory Induction by Missing-Data Non-Negative Matrix Factorization", ISCA Workshop on Statistical and Perceptual Audition (SAPA), September 2008, pp. 1-6.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{LeRoux2008SAPA09a,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Ono, Nobutaka and de Cheveigne, Alain and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Computational Auditory Induction by Missing-Data Non-Negative Matrix Factorization},
      • booktitle = {ISCA Workshop on Statistical and Perceptual Audition (SAPA)},
      • year = 2008,
      • pages = {1--6},
      • month = sep
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; Ono, Nobutaka; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Explicit Consistency Constraints for STFT Spectrograms and Their Application to Phase Reconstruction", ISCA Workshop on Statistical and Perceptual Audition (SAPA), September 2008, pp. 23-28.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{LeRoux2008SAPA09b,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and Ono, Nobutaka and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Explicit Consistency Constraints for STFT Spectrograms and Their Application to Phase Reconstruction},
      • booktitle = {ISCA Workshop on Statistical and Perceptual Audition (SAPA)},
      • year = 2008,
      • pages = {23--28},
      • month = sep
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Ono, Nobutaka; Sagayama, Shigeki, "On the Interpretation of I-Divergence-Based Distribution-Fitting as a Maximum-Likelihood Estimation Problem," Tech. Rep. METR 2008-11, The University of Tokyo, March 2008.
      BibTeX
      • @Techreport{LeRoux2008TechRep03,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Ono, Nobutaka and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {On the Interpretation of I-Divergence-Based Distribution-Fitting as a Maximum-Likelihood Estimation Problem},
      • institution = {The University of Tokyo},
      • year = 2008,
      • number = {METR 2008-11},
      • month = mar
      • }
    •  Ono, Nobutaka; Miyamoto, Ken-Ichi; Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Separation of a Monaural Audio Signal into Harmonic/Percussive Components by Complementary Diffusion on Spectrogram", European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), August 2008.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Ono2008EUSIPCO08,
      • author = {Ono, Nobutaka and Miyamoto, Ken-Ichi and Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Separation of a Monaural Audio Signal into Harmonic/Percussive Components by Complementary Diffusion on Spectrogram},
      • booktitle = {European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)},
      • year = 2008,
      • month = aug
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Ono, Nobutaka; de Cheveigne, Alain; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Harmonic-Temporal Clustering of Speech for Single and Multiple F0 Contour Estimation in Noisy Environments", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), April 2007, vol. 4, pp. 1053-1056.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{LeRoux2007ICASSP04,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Ono, Nobutaka and de Cheveigne, Alain and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Harmonic-Temporal Clustering of Speech for Single and Multiple F0 Contour Estimation in Noisy Environments},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2007,
      • volume = 4,
      • pages = {1053--1056},
      • month = apr
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Ono, Nobutaka; de Cheveigne, Alain; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Single and Multiple F0 Contour Estimation Through Parametric Spectrogram Modeling of Speech in Noisy Environments", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 1135-1145, May 2007.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{LeRoux2007IEEETASLP05,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Ono, Nobutaka and de Cheveigne, Alain and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Single and Multiple F0 Contour Estimation Through Parametric Spectrogram Modeling of Speech in Noisy Environments},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing},
      • year = 2007,
      • volume = 15,
      • number = 4,
      • pages = {1135--1145},
      • month = may
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; Kameoka, Hirokazu; Ono, Nobutaka; de Cheveigne, Alain; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Single Channel Speech and Background Segregation through Harmonic-Temporal Clustering", IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA), October 2007, pp. 279-282.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{LeRoux2007WASPAA10,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and Kameoka, Hirokazu and Ono, Nobutaka and de Cheveigne, Alain and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Single Channel Speech and Background Segregation through Harmonic-Temporal Clustering},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA)},
      • year = 2007,
      • pages = {279--282},
      • month = oct
      • }
    •  McDermott, Erik; Hazen, Timothy J.; Le Roux, Jonathan; Nakamura, Atsushi; Katagiri, Shigeru, "Discriminative Training for Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition Using Minimum Classification Error", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 203-223, January 2007.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{McDermott2007IEEETASLP03,
      • author = {McDermott, Erik and Hazen, Timothy J. and Le Roux, Jonathan and Nakamura, Atsushi and Katagiri, Shigeru},
      • title = {Discriminative Training for Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition Using Minimum Classification Error},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing},
      • year = 2007,
      • volume = 15,
      • number = 1,
      • pages = {203--223},
      • month = jan
      • }
    •  de Cheveigne, Alain; Le Roux, Jonathan; Simon, Jonathan Z., "MEG Signal Denoising based on Time-Shift PCA", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), April 2007, vol. 1, pp. 317-320.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{deCheveigne2007ICASSP04,
      • author = {de Cheveigne, Alain and Le Roux, Jonathan and Simon, Jonathan Z.},
      • title = {MEG Signal Denoising based on Time-Shift PCA},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2007,
      • volume = 1,
      • pages = {317--320},
      • month = apr
      • }
    •  Kameoka, Hirokazu; Le Roux, Jonathan; Ono, Nobutaka; Sagayama, Shigeki, "Speech Analyzer Using a Joint Estimation Model of Spectral Envelope and Fine Structure", ISCA International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP/Interspeech), September 2006, pp. 2502-2505.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Kameoka2006Interspeech09,
      • author = {Kameoka, Hirokazu and Le Roux, Jonathan and Ono, Nobutaka and Sagayama, Shigeki},
      • title = {Speech Analyzer Using a Joint Estimation Model of Spectral Envelope and Fine Structure},
      • booktitle = {ISCA International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP/Interspeech)},
      • year = 2006,
      • pages = {2502--2505},
      • month = sep
      • }
    •  Le Roux, Jonathan; McDermott, Erik, "Optimization Methods for Discriminative Training", ISCA European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech/Interspeech), September 2005, pp. 3341-3344.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{LeRoux2005Eurospeech09,
      • author = {Le Roux, Jonathan and McDermott, Erik},
      • title = {Optimization Methods for Discriminative Training},
      • booktitle = {ISCA European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech/Interspeech)},
      • year = 2005,
      • pages = {3341--3344},
      • month = sep
      • }
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    • Title: "Method and System for Detecting Events in an Acoustic Signal Subject to Cyclo-Stationary Noise"
      Inventors: Hershey, John R.; Potluru, Vamsi K.; Le Roux, Jonathan
      Patent No.: 9,477,895
      Issue Date: Oct 25, 2016
    • Title: "Actions Prediction for Hypothetical Driving Conditions"
      Inventors: Harsham, Bret A.; Hershey, John R.; Le Roux, Jonathan; Nikovski, Daniel N.; Esenther, Alan W.
      Patent No.: 9,434,389
      Issue Date: Sep 6, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Distinguishing Components of an Acoustic Signal"
      Inventors: Hershey, John R.; Le Roux, Jonathan; Watanabe, Shinji; Chen, Zhuo
      Patent No.: 9,638,110
      Issue Date: Jun 14, 2016
    • Title: "Denoising Noisy Speech Signals using Probabilistic Model"
      Inventors: Le Roux, Jonathan; Hershey, John R.; Simsekli, Umut
      Patent No.: 9,324,338
      Issue Date: Apr 26, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Localizing Sources of Signals in Reverberant Environments Using Sparse Optimization"
      Inventors: Boufounos, Petros T.; Le Roux, Jonathan; Kang, Kang; Hershey, John R.
      Patent No.: 9,251,436
      Issue Date: Feb 2, 2016
    • Title: "Method and Apparatus for Processing Text with Variations in Vocabulary Usage"
      Inventors: Hershey, John R.; Le Roux, Jonathan; Heakulani, Creighton K.
      Patent No.: 9,251,250
      Issue Date: Feb 2, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Dynamically Adapting user Interfaces in Vehicle Navigation Systems to Minimize Interaction Complexity"
      Inventors: Nikovski, Daniel N.; Hershey, John R.; Harsham, Bret A.; Le Roux, Jonathan
      Patent No.: 9,170,119
      Issue Date: Oct 27, 2015
    • Title: "Method of Text Classification Using Discriminative Topic Transformation"
      Inventors: Hershey, John R.; Le Roux, Jonathan
      Patent No.: 9,069,798
      Issue Date: Jun 30, 2015
    • Title: "Indirect Model-Based Speech Enhancement"
      Inventors: Hershey, John R.; Le Roux, Jonathan
      Patent No.: 8,880,393
      Issue Date: Nov 4, 2014
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