Skolkovo project

The Department of Speech Information Systems (SIS) conducts several researches within the project “Development and implementation of biometric systems based on artificial intelligence and speech technologies” led by STC-innovations Ltd., supported by the Skolkovo Foundation (

The product to develop is Multimodal biometric system based on pattern recognition. The key modality of the system will be voice anв face recognition.

The most important innovations are the following:

  1. The newest speaker identification developments’ application :
  • development of automated language-independent, accent-independent and dialect-independent methods of voice and speech analysis
  • application of formant trajectories as speech characteristics, application of the methods based on Gaussian mixture models and signal notation within “total variability” space

2. Shift to multimodal biometric systems:

  • neither of biometric modalities can be used  in case of working with database of 2000 persons

3. Algorithmic core creation on the basis of artificial intelligence principals for concurrent processing of media-data of different types in real-time mode.

About Skolkovo Foundation

Skolkovo Foundation for Extension of New Technologies Development and Commercialization Center is a non-profit-making organization established on the initiative of President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev in September 2010. The Foundation objective is to mobilize Russian resources in the field of current applied researches, creation of positive environment for research and development works by five higher priority directions of technological development: energetics and energy efficiency, space, biomedicine, nuclear and computer technologies. The project implies foundation of Skolkovo Institute for Science and Technology (SINT), research institutes, business incubator, technology transfer and commercialization center, representation offices of foreign companies and R&D centers, accommodation facilities and social infrastructure, and also further spread of efficient conditions to other innovative regions of Russia. Skolkovo Innovation Center activity is subject to a special law which provides exclusive economic environment to its residents.

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