Curriculum Vitae

Who am I?

Dr. Atef Ben Youssef is a Temporary Teacher and Researcher Attached (ATER) to Grenoble University III. He joined the CRISSP team of the Speech and Cognition Department of GIPSA-Lab.

He was an ATER at the IUT d'Orsay of the Paris-South University (Paris 11). He was on the laboratory of informatics for mechanics and engineering science (LIMSI), as posdoctoral research fellow attached to the University Pierre and Marie CURIE (UPMC) - Paris 6, on March 2014 to work on the Training young Adult's Regulation of emotions and Development of social Interaction Skills (TARDIS) project.

He was a posdoctoral research fellow at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He was on the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) from April 2012 to January 2014 to work on the Social Signal Processing Network (SSPNet) project.

He was a graduate student at Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France. He successfully defended his Ph.D. in October 2011. He worked in the Speech and Cognition Department of GIPSA-Lab from October 2008 to February 2012. His thesis focused on talking heads for augmented speech communication. In the frame of his Ph.D, he has worked on acoustic-to-articulatory speech inversion using statistical methods, e.g. hidden Markov models (HMM) and Gausian mixture models (GMM).
In 2008, he worked on statistical machine translation at the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory. He is a graduate of Grenoble University III, France (2008) and Monastir University, Tunisia (2007).

Since 2013, he is a reviewer of Interspeech and IVA conferences.
He is member of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).
He was member of the organizing committee of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2013).
He was member of the organizing committee of the meeting of young researcher in speech (RJCP 2011).
He was the delegate of PhD-students in Speech and Cognition Department of GIPSA-Lab to the Laboratory Council.
He was the representative of PhD-students in the AERES 2010 (AERES: Evaluation Agency for Research and Higher education) of the Laboratory GIPSA-Lab and the graduate school EEATS.
He was member of the organizing committee of PhD-student's day (JDD 2009) sponsored by the graduate school EEATS

Research interests

  • Social Signal Processing and Affective Computing: social behaviour analysis, interpretation, detection and synthesis
  • Nonverbal communication (to complete verbal one)
  • Multimodal processing
  • Speech processing
  • Body language generation

  • Speech driven talking head (e.g. lip-sync, faical expressions, head motion...)
  • Speech inversion: acoustic-to-articulatory mapping

  • Articulatory modelling
  • Speech analysis
  • Speech synthesis
  • Speech Recognition

  • Machine learning

Degree obtained

Ph.D. of Grenoble university: 2011
Speciality: signal, image, speech, telecommunications (SIPT)
Grenoble Institute of Technology, FRANCE (Graduate school: EEATS)
Thesis title: Control of talking heads by multimodal inversion for language learning and rehabilitation. [PDF]
   Supervisor: Pierre Badin
   Co-supervisor: Gérard Bailly
   GIPSA-Lab / Speech and Cognition Department
   Date of defense: 26/10/2011

Postgraduate Degree / Master2 Research (Bac + 5): 2008
Speciality: Language industries / Automatic processing of written and spoken language.
Grenoble University III, FRANCE
Master title: Mixed methods for statistical machine translation. [PDF]
   Supervisor: Laurant Besacier
   Co-supervisor: Hervé Blanchon
   Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG)
   (From February 2008 to July 2008)

Graduate Degree (Bac + 4): 2007
Speciality: Computer Science
Monastir University, TUNISIA

Undergraduate Degree (Bac + 2): 2005
Speciality: Mathematics-Computer Science
Monastir University, TUNISIA

Senior High school Degree (Baccalaureate): 2003
Speciality: Mathematics
Secondary School Houmet-Souk II Djerba, TUNISIA

Departement : Speech & Cognition

Team : Cognitive Robotics, Interactive Systems, Speech Processing (CRISSP)

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