Branislav Popović Ph.D.
Projects (International)

"SENVIBE: Strengthening Educational Capacities by Building Competences and Cooperation in the Field of Noise and Vibration Engineering", no. 598241-EPP-1-2018-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Financier: ERASMUS+
Duration: November 15, 2018 - November 14, 2021 (engaged November 2018 - Present)

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Summary: In line with the Erasmus+ programme priorities and the needs identified in Serbia with regards to ongoing EU integration strategies and harmonization, this project aims to modernize the existing curricula and to develop new educational programmes in the fields of noise and vibration engineering, environmental protection and occupational safety. Moreover, the project aims at establishing a central hub for strategic networking and cooperation among the key stakeholders in the field: academia, industry and local and national authorities.

"DANSPLAT: A Platform for the Applications of Speech Technologies on Smartphones for the Languages of the Danube Region", id Е! 9944

Financier: EUREKA
Duration: January 1, 2016 - January 1, 2019 (engaged January 2016 - January 2019)

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Summary: The project will give rise to a synergy and the exchange of experience, resources and knowledge between partners, in order to develop a platform for a range of useful applications of speech technologies on mobile devices, using different operating systems, adaptable to the needs of different types of users, from different languages, to the persons with complex communication needs.

"SP2: SCOPES Project on Speech Prosody", SNSF no. IZ73Z0_152495

Financiers: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNFS), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Duration: April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2016 (engaged April 2014 - March 2016)

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Summary: The four partners aim to collaborate on the subject of speech prosody and advance the extraction, processing, modeling and transfer of prosody for a large portfolio of European languages: French, German, Italian, English, Hungarian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin and Macedonian. Through the intertwined four research plans, synergies are foreseen to emerge that will build a foundation for submitting strong joint proposals for EU funding.

"S-VERIFY: Advanced Speaker Verification", id Е! 8719

Financier: EUREKA
Duration: January 1, 2014 - September 1, 2016 (engaged January 2014 - September 2016)

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Summary: The S-VERIFY project will research and develop innovative biometric speaker verification technologies and products with advanced session variability compensation capabilities.

Projects (Serbia)

"Development of Dialogue Systems for Serbian and Other South Slavic Languages", id TR32035

Financier: Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia
Duration: 2011 - 2017 (engaged January 2011 - Present)

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Summary: Dialogue systems represent computer systems whose primary purpose is to communicate with the user in a way that is as close to natural human communication as possible. A dialogue system can combine text, speech and other communication elements both at its input and its output. There are huge possibilities for their application, out of which some of the most important provide information, issuing commands, assistive systems, as well as applications in education, health services and many more. Dialogue systems rely heavily on so-called speech and language technologies, and that is the leverage of the project team for the development of these systems.

"Automatic Speech Recognition System for Dictating Medical Findings", Contract no. 404.3-399/19

Client: Pension and Disability Insurance Fund, Belgrade, Serbia
Supplier: AlfaNum, Novi Sad, Srbija
Duration: August 2019 - August 2020 (engaged August 2019 - Present)

Summary: Implementation and verification of the automatic speech recognition system for dictating medical findings in the manufacturing and development environment, training of key users for proper use of the system.

"Central Audio-Library of the University of Novi Sad (CABUNS)", PSNTR No. 114-451-2570/2016-02

Financier: Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia
Duration: 2016 - 2019 (engaged May 2016 - December 2018)

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Summary: The aim of this project is to create an innovative audio-library, aimed for the students and teachers of the University of Novi Sad and other universities in the region.

"Audio Library for the Disabled (ABOSI)", PSNTR No. 114-451-2210/2011-04

Financier: Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia
Duration: 2011 - 2015 (engaged May 2015 - December 2015)

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Summary: The development of speech technologies, intelligent and expressive dialogue systems for personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

"Human-Machine Speech Communication", id TR11001

Financier: Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Serbia
Duration: 2008 - 2010 (engaged October 2009 - December 2010)

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Summary: The process of speech communication between humans and machines is based on automatic speech recognition (ASR) and text-to-speech (TTS) systems. Activities on this project were directed towards a deeper analysis of all problems in this kind of communication in both directions (from human to machine and vice versa), analysis of mathematical models and applied algorithms.

Branislav Popović