I have graduated

Posted on 08 July 2012 in Articles • 1 min read

Ladies and Gentlemen!

I have graduated! Four years of master studies at the University of Eastern Finland and finally, it is done. I'd like to thank everyone who helped and supported me these years, my family, my friends, my colleagues at Blancco and first of all my supervisor Dr. Tomi Kinnunen.

The thesis is about Voice activity detection (VAD). You may be surprised to hear that you use it every day when speaking by mobile phone or Skype. It is a small module that detects whether the input signal from a microphone contains speech or not. Consider a typical phone conversation: you are speaking for half of the time and listen for another half. That's when a VAD decides that there is no need to transfer any data from your microphone to another end of the conversation. It saves your battery and network bandwidth a lot.

So, without any further hesitation, here is the Download link. I hope you will my thesis interesting and will enjoy reading it.

-- Zaur.