Mikko Kurimo

  • Otakaari 7

1993 …2020

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Artistic and research interests

Mikko Kurimo received his M.Sc., Lic.Tech and D.Sc.(Tech.) degrees from Helsinki University of Technology in 1992, 1994 and 1997. In his PhD thesis he developed neural networks based machine learning for automatic speech recognition (ASR). Since then he has been working as a research scientist at IDIAP, a Swiss research centre for artificial intelligence and visited as an international research fellow in a number of research groups specialized in machine learning and ASR including University of Colorado in Boulder, University of Edinburgh, SRI in Stanford, ICSI in Berkeley and NITech in Nagoya. At Aalto University Professor Kurimo has been the head of the automatic speech recognition group since his return from Switzerland in 2000. His work is internationally best known for unsupervised subword language modeling for morphologically complex languages such as Finnish, Estonian, Turkish and Arabic.  His recent achievements include the winning of the 2017 multi-genre broadcast speech recognition challenge and success in Tekes Challenge Finland competition (348 competing projects) and in EC's H2020-ICT-2017 call (115 competing projects). His research interests include deep learning methods for automatic speech recognition and spoken language modeling.

Keywords

  • AIRC
  • Multimodal Interfaces
  • COIN
  • Mobster
  • Simple4All
  • EMIME
  • Speech recognition

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Research Output

Brain activity reflects the predictability of word sequences in listened continuous speech: Brain activity predicts word sequences

Koskinen, M., Kurimo, M., Gross, J., Hyvärinen, A. & Hari, R., 1 Oct 2020, In : NeuroImage. 219, 116936.

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  • Effects of Language Relatedness for Cross-lingual Transfer Learning in Character-Based Language Models

    Singh, M., Smit, P., Virpioja, S. & Kurimo, M., 2020, Proceedings of the 1st Joint Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced languages (SLTU) and Collaboration and Computing for Under-Resourced Languages (CCURL). European Language Resources Association (ELRA), p. 41-45

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    Study of Formant Modification for Children ASR

    Kathania, H., Kadiri, S., Alku, P. & Kurimo, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. IEEE, (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  • Visual Interpretation of DNN-based Acoustic Models using Deep Autoencoders

    Grósz, T. & Kurimo, M., 2020, Machine Learning Methods in Visualisation for Big Data: Eurographics proceedings. Archambault, D., Nabney, I. & Peltonen, J. (eds.). p. 25-29

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    A user study to compare two conversational assistants designed for people with hearing impairments

    Virkkunen, A., Lukkarila, J., Palomäki, K. & Kurimo, M., Jun 2019, Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies. p. 1-8 8 p.

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    Projects

    Movie Making Finland: Finnish fiction films as audiovisual big data, 1907-2017

    Kurimo, M. & Kathania, H.

    01/01/202031/12/2022

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Digital support for training and assessing second language speaking

    Kurimo, M., Voskoboinik, E. & Al-Ghezi, R.

    01/09/201931/08/2023

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    SIAK: Älykäs puheteknologia pelilliseen kielenoppimiseen

    Sipilä, M., Kurimo, M., Karhila, R., Kathania, H., Dewald, E. & Thorarinsson, A.

    01/01/201930/04/2020

    Project: Business Finland: New business from research ideas (TUTLI)

    Prizes

    International Short Visit Fellowship Award The Royal Society, Iso-Britannia

    Mikko Kurimo (Recipient), 2004

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    ISCA Award for the best student paper of Interspeech 2011

    Hannu Pulakka (Recipient), Ulpu Remes (Recipient), Santeri Yrttiaho (Recipient), Kalle Palomäki (Recipient), Mikko Kurimo (Recipient) & Paavo Alku (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • MGB3 2017: Multi Genre Broadcast challenge for recognizing Arabic dialect speech

    Peter Smit (Recipient), Siva Gangireddy (Recipient), Seppo Enarvi (Recipient), Sami Virpioja (Recipient) & Mikko Kurimo (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Invitation or ranking in competition

  • Activities

    Dissertation opponent at University of Eastern Finland

    Mikko Kurimo (Examiner)
    17 Dec 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students

    Swiss national science foundation

    Mikko Kurimo (Examiner)
    2018

    Activity: Examination typesEvaluation of funding applications

    First-pass decoding with n-gram approximation of RNNLM: The problem of rare words

    Mittul Singh (Speaker), Mikko Kurimo (Speaker)
    7 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Dissertation opponent at University of Saarland

    Mikko Kurimo (Examiner)
    Jun 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students

    Dissertation Opponent, at University of Edinburgh

    Mikko Kurimo (Opponent)
    Mar 2017

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students