Career Profile

My expertise is in speech technology, particularly speech synthesis and recognition. I am also versed in biomedical signal processing and in the broader fields of machine learning, deep learning, and signal processing. I am enthusiastic about doing research and practical implementation and deployment of advanced machine learning and signal processing pipelines, as well as passing my knowledge to my students.

Experience

Professor

Apr 2015 – Present

Associate (2019) and Assistant professor (2015) teaching digital audio processing, electroacoustics, and biomedical electronics.

Visiting Researcher

Sep 2017 – Jan 2019
GIPSA-lab, Grenoble INP, Grenoble, France

Modelling speech prosody using deep learning under the ProsoDeep project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).

Visiting Researcher

Apr 2019 – Mar 2017
IBEB, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Work on Medical Microwave Imaging using Deep Learning.

CTO

Jul 2016 – Sep 2017
ListenUp, Tel Aviv, Israel

Heading the development of algorithms for speech rate modification.

Research consultant

Jan 2015 – Sep 2017
Sentice, Skopje, Macedonia

Development of speech processing algorithms involving machine learning.

Visiting Researcher

Jul 2015 – Sep 2015
Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland

Teaching courses in audio processing, electroacoustics, embedded systems, digital and analog electronics.

Teaching Assistant

Feb 2007 – Jun 2015

Teaching courses in audio processing, electroacoustics, embedded systems, digital and analog electronics.

Intern

Sep 2007 – Jan 2008
Hilti AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein

Signal processing algorithm development involving machine learning.

Projects

evoc-learn

Nov 2019 – Oct 2022
UCL, UK, TUD, DE, KMUTT, TH

High quality simulation of early vocal learning through neural models and articulatory synthesis.

ProsoBeast

Feb 2019 – present
prosody.lab, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Modelling speech prosody using deep learning.

ProsoDeep

Sep 2017 – Jan 2019
GIPSA-lab, Grenoble, Grenoble-INP, France

Research project focused on the development of deep variational models of speech intonation. Project funded by Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.

Speech Technology Research

Jun 2016 – May 2017
Retell Ltd., Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, England

Industrial research project focused on the deployment of speaker recognition in call recording systems.

SP2

Apr 2014 – May 2016

Research project on physiologically plausible intonation modelling. Project funded by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Skills

Signal Processing

Machine Learning

Deep Learning

Natural Language Processing

Python

Scientific
Numpy, SciPy, Pandas

ML & DL
scikit-learn, PyTorch, Keras

NLP
NLTK, SpaCy

Visualisation
Matplotlib, Seaborn, Bokeh, Plotly

Web
Pelican, Flask, Django

Tools

Linux, Bash, Zsh, Vim

Git

HTML, CSS, JS

Languages

Macedonian and other Slavic

English

German

French

Interests

  • Traditional music
  • Mountain hiking
  • Biking