Y. Cem Subakan


Y. Cem Subakan,

Assistant Professor, Université Laval, Computer Science and Software Engineering Department

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Computer Science and Software Engineering Department

Associate Academic Member, Mila

I obtained my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Bogazici University EE department, respectively in 2011 and 2013. In Bogazici, I worked with A. Taylan Cemgil and Bulent Sankur. I got my PhD from Computer Science Department of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My PhD advisor was Paris Smaragdis. In Mila, I did a postdoc with Laurent Charlin. I am one of the core contributors to the Speechbrain project. I am co-organizing ICASSP 2024 workshop XAI-SA, and I will be the general chair of IEEE Workshop of Machine Learning for Signal Processing 2025. You can see my google scholar here.

For Prospective PhD Students

We currently do not have open calls. But shoot me an email if you have experience in speech and audio, or methodological machine learning research.

Research Interests

  • Time series modeling

  • Interpretable Machine Learning, Explainability, Posthoc Interpretations

  • Audio Source separation / Speech Enhancement

  • Deep Generative Models

  • Machine Learning, Statistical Learning

  • Bayesian inference

  • Non-convex optimization

  • Method of Moments based learning algorithms for Latent Variable Models

Representative papers