Prof. Mikko Kurimo is Associate Professor in Speech and Language Processing and the Head of the Speech Recognition research group at Aalto University. He is the coordinator of MeMAD.
Dr. Jorma Laaksonen received his Dr. of Science is Teaching Researcher at the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University. He is the vice coordinator of MeMAD and leads the research on visual media analysis at Aalto University.
Dr. Mats Sjöberg was a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University. He worked in Jorma Laaksonen’s team on video content analysis in MeMAD project in 2018.
Peter Smit was a PhD student at Aalto University. He worked in Mikko Kurimo’s team on automatic speech recognition in MeMAD project in 2018.
Stig-Arne Grönroos is a PhD student at Aalto University. He works in Mikko Kurimo’s team on neural machine translation.
Zhicun Xu was a Master student at Aalto University. He worked in Mikko Kurimo’s team on audio event classification.
Bernard Merialdo is professor emeritus in the Data Science department in EURECOM. He contributes mostly to WP3 on multimedia analysis.
Dr. Jean Carrive is Deputy Head of Ina’s Research & Innovation Department. He works on multimedia content analysis and description, in relation with digital humanities. In MeMAD, he participates to corpus and use cases definition, as well as audio analysis tasks.
Dr. David Doukhan is a research engineer working at Ina. His research interests include speech and audio technologies, machine learning, and digital humanities.
Michael Stormbom is a Key Account Manager at Lingsoft. He has broad experience in solutions and business development in the language technology industry. In MeMad, he’s the editor in chief of the website and social media, and contributes to exploitation and dissemination of the project results.
Dr. Tiina Lindh-Knuutila is a solution specialist at Lingsoft Language Services. She is the project manager for MeMAD at LLS.
Lic.Sc. Sami Keronen is a speech recognition specialist and developer at Lingsoft. Currently he is working on Swedish ASR and diarization in the MeMAD project.
Dr. Sebastian Andersson is Solutions Manager at Lingsoft. He has a broad background in speech and language technology. He is primarily working on Swedish ASR in the MeMAD project.
Kirsi Aantaa was a solution specialist at Lingsoft Language Services until November 2018. In MeMAD, she lead the setup and maintenance of webpage and social media and contributing to dissemination of the results.
Jörg Tiedemann is a Professor of Language Technology at the University of Helsinki and in MeMAD he leads the work package 4 on multimodal and multilingual machine translation.
Prof Sabine Braun is Professor of Translation Studies and Director of the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Surrey. In MeMAD she leads WP5 (Comparing Human and Machine-Generated Multimodal Content Description and Translation).
Dr. Kim Starr is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Translation Studies, University of Surrey. Her research interests are focused on intralingual audiovisual translation, accessible media and the intersection of language and psychology.
Lauri Saarikoski is a development manager at the archives of Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company. In MeMAD he leads the work package taking care of data management and curates the discussion between media companies and research groups.
Dr. Raphael Troncy (see more) is assistant professor in the Data Science department in EURECOM and he is leading the WP3 with his research on knowledge representation, information extraction and recommender systems for audiovisual content.
Anssi Komulainen is the Chief Innovation Officer of Yle, The Finnish Broadcasting Company. As the founder of Yle Beta incubator for future media he is constantly on a quest for something new. The job is to make sure Yle has an up-to-date understanding of what kind of new opportunities do emerging technologies open for public service media. MeMAD is part of the Yle Beta project portfolio.
Harri Kiiskinen worked as part of the Yle team during 2018. His work focused on data management and Yle’s datasets.
Timo Brander works at Aalto University and is the project manager of MeMAD.
Kim Viljanen is a concept designer at Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company. In MeMAD he explores the opportunities of automatic metadata for online TV and radio services and beyond.
Inari Köngäs worked as part of the Yle team during 2018. Her focus was on providing media production professional’s perspective to the project partners.