Bio
Emre was born on 15 September 1986 in Konya, Turkey. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey in 2008 and the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden in 2010. Then, he worked as a part-time researcher in the Institute of Communication Systems and Data Processing (IND), RWTH Aachen, Germany. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), KU Leuven, Belgium as a Ph.D. candidate in January, 2011 and received the Ph.D. degree in May, 2015. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the CLST group in Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. From April, 2017 to December, 2017, he is visiting the Speech Technology & Research (STAR) Lab in SRI International, CA, USA. His research interests are noise robust automatic speech recognition (ASR), ASR of low-resourced languages, ASR of children and pathological speech, ASR of code-switching speech, medical applications of ASR, speech enhancement and speaker & language identification.

CV
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Contact details
Work address: Erasmusplein 1, 6525 HT Nijmegen, NL
Postal address: Postbus 9103, 6500 HD Nijmegen, NL
E-mail address: e.yilmaz (at) let.ru.nl, emrey (at) kth.se
Skype: schemreier1


Publications [Google Scholar] [ResearchGate] [GitHub] [LinkedIn] [BibTeX]

2017
  • E. Yılmaz, M. McLaren, H. van den Heuvel and D. van Leeuwen, Language Diarization for Semi-Supervised Bilingual Acoustic Model Training, Accepted for publication, IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU), Okinawa, Japan, December 2017. [Preprint]
  • E. Yılmaz, J. van Hout and H. Franco, Noise-Robust Exemplar Matching for Rescoring Query-by-Example Search, Accepted for publication, IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU), Okinawa, Japan, December 2017. [Preprint]
  • E. Yılmaz, H. van den Heuvel and D. van Leeuwen, Exploiting Untranscribed Broadcast Data for Improved Code-switching Detection, in Proc. INTERSPEECH, pp. 42-46, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2017. [Preprint] [Postprint] [BibTeX]
  • E. Yılmaz, M. Ganzeboom, C. Cucchiarini and H. Strik, Multi-stage DNN training for Automatic Recognition of Dysarthric Speech, in Proc. INTERSPEECH, pp. 2685-2689, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2017. [Preprint] [Postprint] [BibTeX]
  • E. Yılmaz, J. Dijkstra, H. Van de Velde, F. Kampstra, J. Algra, H. van den Heuvel and D. van Leeuwen, Longitudinal Speaker Clustering and Verification Corpus with Code-switching Frisian-Dutch Speech, in Proc. INTERSPEECH, pp. 37-41 Stockholm, Sweden, August 2017. [Preprint] [Postprint] [BibTeX]
2016
  • E. Yılmaz, H. van den Heuvel and D. van Leeuwen, Code-switching Detection Using Multilingual DNNs, in IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT), pp. 610-616, San Diego, CA, USA, December 2016. [Preprint] [Poster] [Postprint] [BibTeX]
  • E. Yılmaz, H. van den Heuvel and D. van Leeuwen, The Radboud University Nijmegen Submission to NIST SRE 2016, in NIST SRE Post Evaluation Workshop, San Diego, CA, USA, December 2016. [SystemDescription] [Poster]
  • M. Ganzeboom, E. Yılmaz, C. Cucchiarini and H. Strik, On the Development of an ASR-based Multimedia Game for Speech Therapy: Preliminary Results, in International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care (MM Health), Amsterdam, Netherlands, Oct. 2016. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Presentation] [BibTeX]
  • M. Ganzeboom, E. Yılmaz, C. Cucchiarini and H. Strik, Prototype ASR-based Multimedia Game for Speech Therapy, in International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care (MM Health), Show & Tell, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Oct. 2016. [Postprint] [BibTeX]
  • M. Ganzeboom, E. Yılmaz, C. Cucchiarini and H. Strik, An ASR-based Interactive Game for Speech Therapy, in 7th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), San Francisco, CA, USA, Sept. 2016. [Preprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]
  • E. Yılmaz, M. Ganzeboom, C. Cucchiarini and H. Strik, Combining Non-pathological Data of Different Language Varieties to Improve DNN-HMM Performance on Pathological Speech, In Proc. INTERSPEECH, pp. 218-222, San Francisco, CA, USA, Sept. 2016. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]
  • E. Yılmaz, H. van den Heuvel, J. Dijkstra, H. Van de Velde, F. Kampstra, J. Algra and D. van Leeuwen, Open Source Speech and Language Resources for Frisian,  In Proc. INTERSPEECH, pp. 1536-1540, San Francisco, CA, USA, Sept. 2016. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]
  • E. Yılmaz, H. van den Heuvel and D. van Leeuwen, Investigating Bilingual Deep Neural Networks for Automatic Recognition of Code-switching Frisian Speech, Procedia Computer Science, vol. 81, pp. 159-166, in 5th Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced languages (SLTU), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 2016. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Presentation] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, M. Andringa, S. Kingma, J. Dijkstra, F. van der Kuip, H. Van de Velde, F. Kampstra, J. Algra, H. van den Heuvel and D. van Leeuwen, A Longitudinal Bilingual Frisian-Dutch Radio Broadcast Database Designed for Code-switching Research,  In Proc. LREC, pp. 4666-4669, Portorož, Slovenia, May 2016. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, M. Ganzeboom, L. Beijer, C. Cucchiarini and H. Strik, A Dutch Dysarthric Speech Database for Individualized Speech Therapy Research, In Proc. LREC, pp. 792-795, Portorož, Slovenia, May 2016. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, J. F. Gemmeke and H. Van hamme, Data Selection for Noise Robust Exemplar Matching, In Proc. ICASSP, Shanghai, China, pp. 5980-5984, March 2016. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Presentation] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, M. Ganzeboom, M. Bakker, D.-S. Boschman, L. Loos, J. Ongering, L. Beijer, T. Rietveld, C. Cucchiarini and H. Strik, A Serious Game for Speech Training in Neurological Patients, In ICASSP, Show & Tell, Shanghai, China, March 2016. [Poster] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, J. F. Gemmeke and H. Van hamme, Noise Robust Exemplar Matching with Alpha-Beta Divergence, Speech Communication, vol. 76, pp. 127-142, Feb. 2016. [Preprint] [Postprint] [BibTeX]
2015
  • E. Yılmaz, M. Andringa, S. Kingma, F. van der Kuip, H. Van de Velde, F. Kampstra, J. Algra, H. van den Heuvel and D. van Leeuwen , Initial steps towards building a large vocabulary ASR system for the Frisian language, in Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN), Abstracts, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dec. 2015. [Poster] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, D. Baby and H. Van hamme, Noise Robust Exemplar Matching for Speech Enhancement: Applications on Automatic Speech Recognition, in Proc. INTERSPEECH, Dresden, Germany, pp. 688-692, Sept. 2015. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, J. F. Gemmeke and H. Van hamme, Adaptive Noise Dictionary Design for Noise Robust Exemplar Matching for Speech,” in Proc. EUSIPCO, Nice, France, pp. 1711-1715, Aug. 2015. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Presentation] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, D. Baby and H. Van hamme, Noise Robust Exemplar Matching with Coupled Dictionaries for Single-Channel Speech Enhancement,” in Proc. EUSIPCO, Nice, France, pp. 879-883, Aug. 2015. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Presentation] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, Noise Robust Exemplar Matching for Speech Recognition and Enhancement,” PhD Thesis, KU Leuven, Belgium, May 2015. [Thesis] [Online] [Presentation] [BibTeX]
2014
  • E. Yılmaz, K. Rematas, T. Tuytelaars and H. Van hamme, Learning Like a Toddler: Watching Television Series to Learn Vocabulary from Images and Audio,” in Proc. ACM Multimedia, Orlando, FL, USA, pp. 1189-1192, Nov. 2014. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, J. Pelemans, and H. Van hamme, Automatic Assessment of Children's Reading with the FLaVoR Decoding Using a Phone Confusion Model,” in Proc. INTERSPEECH, Singapore, pp. 969-972, Sept. 2014. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Presentation] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, J. F. Gemmeke, and H. Van hamme, Noise Robust Exemplar Matching Using Sparse Representations of Speech,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 22 (8), pp. 1306-1319, Aug. 2014. [Preprint] [Postprint] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, J. Pelemans, S. Lievens and H. Van hamme, Speech Reception Threshold Measurement Using Automatic Speech Recognition,” in Proc. ICASSP, Show & Tell, Florence, Italy, May 2014. [Preprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, J. F. Gemmeke and H. Van hamme, Noise-robust Speech Recognition with Exemplar-based Sparse Representations Using Alpha-Beta Divergence,” in Proc. ICASSP, Florence, Italy, pp. 5539-5543, May 2014. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]

2013
  • E. Yılmaz, J. F. Gemmeke and H. Van hamme, Exemplar Selection Techniques for Sparse Representations of Speech Using Multiple Dictionaries,” in Proc. EUSIPCO, Marrakesh, Morocco, pp. 1-5, Sept. 2013. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Presentation] [BibTeX]

  • H. Deprez, E. Yılmaz, S. Lievens and H. Van hamme, Automating Speech Reception Threshold Measurements Using Automatic Speech Recognition,” in 4th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), Grenoble, France, pp. 35-40, Aug. 2013. [Preprint] [Postprint] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, J. F. Gemmeke and H. Van hamme,Noise-robust Automatic Speech Recognition with Exemplar-based Sparse Representations Using Multiple Length Adaptive Dictionaries,” in 2nd International Workshop on Machine Learning in Multisource Environments (CHIME), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 39-43, June 2013. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]

  • E. Yılmaz, J. F. Gemmeke and H. Van hamme, Embedding Time Warping in Exemplar-based Sparse Representations of Speech,” in Proc. ICASSP, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 8076-8080, May 2013. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]

2012
  • E. Yılmaz, D. Van Compernolle and H. Van hamme, Robust Tracking for Automatic Reading Tutors,” in Proc. INTERSPEECH, Portland, OR, USA, pp. 811-814, Sept. 2012. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Presentation] [BibTeX]


  • E. Yılmaz, D. Van Compernolle and H. Van hamme, Combining Exemplar-based Matching and Exemplar-based Sparse Representations of Speech,” in Symposium on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing (MLSLP), Portland, OR, USA, Sept. 2012. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]
  • E. Yılmaz, J. F. Gemmeke, D. Van Compernolle and H. Van hamme,Noise-robust Digit Recognition with Exemplar-based Sparse Representations of Variable Length,” in IEEE Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP), Santander, Spain, pp. 1-4, Sept. 2012. [Preprint] [Postprint] [Poster] [BibTeX]

2010
  • H. W. Löllmann, E. Yılmaz, M. Jeub and P. Vary, An improved algorithm for blind reverberation time estimation,” in Proc. International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control (IWAENC), Tel Aviv, Israel, pp. 1-4, Aug. 2010. [Preprint] [Postprint] [BibTeX]


  • E. Yılmaz,Algorithms for Estimating Reverberation Characteristics for Single Channel Dereverberation,” MSc Thesis, KTH, Sweden, May 2010. [Thesis] [Online] [Presentation] [BibTeX]