About me

I am Jean-Louis Durrieu. I received the French State Engineer degree and PhD degree from Télécom ParisTech, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. My PhD topic was “Automatic Transcription and Separation of the Main Melody in Polyphonic Music Signals”, and was supervised by Gaël Richard and Bertrand David.


From May 2010 on, I have been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the EPFL, in the Signal Processing Lab 5 (LTS5), under the supervision of Jean-Philippe Thiran. My research topics cover statistical signal processing, audio (speech/music) signal processing , parameter estimation algorithms and machine learning.


I used to be a Matlab guy, turned into a Python/Numpy/Scipy addict (after a change of computer), and I try to keep my programming skills up, while providing interesting tools which are linked with my research activities.


I also play the oboe and the saxophone, mostly experienced in “classical” music, but also keen on Jazz and improvisation (although mostly for my own rather egoistic pleasure). During a 2 years stay in Beijing, China, I also got into Taiji and Nunchuks, for fun, and would still love to start playing table tennis again. Maybe with my kids, one day, when they’re old enough?