Md Sahidullah

Assistant Professor, IAI

Md Sahidullah (also known as Sahid) is an Assistant Professor in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning group at the Institute for Advancing Intelligence, TCG CREST. He possesses expertise in effectively applying the principles and theories of machine learning and speech processing to diverse application areas. His focus includes addressing critical challenges in privacy and security for speech communication, leveraging audio analytics for healthcare purposes, and advancing the capabilities of voice-activated devices.

Sahid earned his Ph.D. in speech processing from the Department of Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Vidyasagar University (2004) and a Master of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the West Bengal University of Technology (2006). He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland from 2014 to 2017. Following that, he joined Inria Nancy – Grand Est, France in January 2018, where he held a Starting Researcher Position with the MULTISPEECH team until August 2021. Throughout his research endeavors in Finland and France, he actively participated in various Finnish, French, and European projects.

Sahid’s expertise lies in applying machine learning and speech processing algorithms to speech feature extraction and representation learning. His research is disseminated through over 90 published articles focused on speech processing. Additionally, he has provided mentorship to several master’s and doctoral students in the field. During his doctoral studies at IIT Kharagpur, he served as a teaching assistant, conducting tutorial and laboratory courses on various subjects such as signals and systems, and digital signal processing.

Sahid has served on technical program committees for renowned speech-related conferences such as ICASSP, INTERSPEECH, ASRU, and SLT. Furthermore, he has contributed to the organization of three Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures Challenges.

Sahid’s commitment to sharing knowledge extends to his role as an editorial board member of the Computer Speech & Language journal. He has also served on the editorial teams for IET Signal Processing, Frontiers in Neuroscience, and Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing.

Sahid has an h-index of 35. For further information about his research and accomplishments, please visit his website: