Dr. Jeremiah Remus
UPDATE: In January 2013, I started a new career outside of academia. I am currently working on predictive modeling projects in Analytics and Research at Travelers. Why would someone consider leaving a faculty job for industry? It was a complicated and difficult decision, but the reasoning outlined by these two smart individuals in their blogs is applicable to my situtation:
"Once you actually get a job, things are a bit different. In academia, half the goal is to show how smart you are. The end goal is to have a grand unified theory of whatever, which is simple, elegant and beautiful. The problems you solve should be as general as possible. Code is written to get a single graph, attach it to the paper, and submit. The end product is publications and grants. In the outside world, the goal is to give customers something in return for money. This won’t necessarily be a testament to your genius - the customers don’t care if you use cheap tricks to avoid solving the fundamental problem. You can build Strong AI or just run a call center in India - your customers don’t care about those details, they just care about you solving their problems. Cheap hacks are just as good as grand theorems."
I received my B.S.
degree in electrical engineering from
the University of Idaho
in 2002 and the M.S. and
Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, both from
Duke University, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. My research
interests include cyber security, biometrics (particularly speaker
recognition and audio exploitation) and emerging computing platforms
for signal processing. In the past, I have worked on a variety of
applications such as:
We have submitted a paper titled "STANDOFF SPEAKER RECOGNITION: EFFECTS OF RECORDING DISTANCE MISMATCH ON SPEAKER RECOGNITION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE" to ICASSP 2013.
My proposal for the 2012 INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM has been accepted. This award will provide $360,000 of support over three years. If you are a U.S. Citizen interested in a post-doc opportunity in speech processing and biometrics, contact me at the e-mail address above.
Our paper "Mitigating Effects of Recording Condition Mismatch in Speaker Recognition Using Partial Least Squares" was accepted to INTERSPEECH 2012