Ricard Marxer is a professor at the University of Toulon and researcher at the Laboratoire d’Informatique et Systèmes (LIS). He was previously a post-doctoral researcher in the Speech and Hearing Group (University of Sheffield) and obtained his PhD in the Music Technology Group (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).
His research focuses on the development and use of machine learning to study humans and their environment. One of his main interests is the perception of sound, music, and speech, with the long-term goal of better understanding the development of language. In his work machine learning is used as a computational model to imitate human behavior, but also as a method to analyze large amounts of naturalistic data such as bio-acoustic recordings.
Ricard Marxer has received the ISCA best CSL review paper award, co-created the Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR) community, and is the founder and current director of the Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Marine and Maritime Intelligent Robotics (MIR).