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Vipul Arora
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Kanpur
Email: vipul ar (AT) iitk (.) ac (.) in
Postal Address: 305-D, ACES building, IIT Kanpur - 208016 (map)
Office location: Sustainable Energy Engineering Building, Near Media Labs (map)

  • I am leading MADHAV lab. For latest info on my research, please see MADHAV lab.
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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 titled “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.

Research interests:

  • Machine learning for audio signal processing
    • audio retrieval: multi-label classification
    • melody estimation: transfer learning
    • speech recognition: confidence estimation
    • music analysis: explainable AI
  • Machine learning for Physics
    • generative modeling, normalizing flows, adversarial learning
  • Time series analysis on sensor data
    • domain adaptation, semi-supervised learning