Nicolas Obin

Analyse et Synthèse des Sons
1 place Igor Stravinsky
75004 Paris - France

I am associate professor in speech, audio, and music technologies at Ircam - Centre Pompidou , Sorbonne Université. I received a MSc degree in Acoustics, Signal Processing, and Computer science applied to Music and a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Paris VI in 2006 and 2011. In 2006, I was a visiting researcher at CNMAT (Center for New Music and Audio Technologies) at the University of California, Berkeley. I have a PhD. in computer sciences on the modeling of speech prosody and speaking style for text-to-speech synthesis (2011), and a master degree in music, art, and aesthetics (2007). I received the award for the best French Ph.D. thesis in computational sciences from ‘‘La Fondation Des Treilles'' in 2011. I am passionate and deeply involved in the promotion of audio technologies for creation, art, and culture. My main research interests cover signal processing and machine learning with application to speech synthesis, voice conversion, and sound scene analysis and synthesis.

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Research interests
  • Speech Synthesis (Unit Selection, HMM-based)
  • Voice Conversion / Transformation
  • Machine Listening
  • Computational Musicology


TheVoice research project (2017-2021)
Digital voice design for the creative industry
Funded by the French Research National Agency

Can AI be creative?
Trilateral Seminar of the French, German, and Polish groups of the AIPPI
Barreau de Paris, 5 avril 2019

Vox ex-machina
Collège de France, 6 juin 2017