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Vipul Arora

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Kanpur
vipular AT iitk DOT ac DOT in
305D, ACES building
Research interests:
machine learning, signal processing and optimization.

About me:

I received my B.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India. My Ph.D. thesis was entitled "Analysis of Pitched Polyphonic Music for Source Transcription", where I worked on analyzing music audio to identify and transcribe different instruments/voices playing simultaneously. During postdoc at Oxford University (UK), I developed speech recognition systems using linguistic principles, with applications in automatic language teacher and speech recognition for low-resource languages. At Amazon in Boston (USA), I worked on audio classification for developing Alexa home security system, with research focusing on classification with imbalanced data.


I am focusing mainly on the following areas:
  • Machine learning for music analysis
  • Machine learning for physics

6 Feb 2019:
SPARC grant approved: Collaboration project between IITK and MIT
1 Feb 2019:
Paper accepted in ICASSP 2019: Vipul Arora, Ming Sun and Chao Wang, "Deep Embeddings for Rare Audio Event Detection With Imbalanced Data", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2019. [pdf] [blog]