Undergraduate Programs

Speech Information Systems is the newest undergraduate program at ITMO University. Our flexible curriculum and intensive, hands-on coursework gives students a holistic view of speech technologies and multimodal biometrics. The program focuses on modeling, abstraction and problem-solving skills, preparing students for success in a wide range of industries. SIS students gain valuable insights into subjects that are critical to today’s high-tech society, from software design to Artificial Intelligence.

SIS students are taught by world class academic faculty. In addition to traditional courses and labs, students can engage in independent research projects with academic supervision.

What are Speech Information Systems?

Speech Information Systems are engines of success in today’s high-tech world. They drive innovation in a broad range of fields, from speech recognition and synthesis, to voice biometrics and multimodal biometrics, to design and development of software and information systems.

SIS students acquire foundations in information technology and in speech technology.

In information technologies, students learn about:

  • Systems analysis, modeling of information processes and systems
  • Design of information systems
  • Software design and development
  • Software testing
  • Software quality assurance

In speech technologies, students learn about:

  • Digital signal processing
  • Digital speech signal processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Speech recognition
  • Speech synthesis
  • Speaker recognition
  • Multimodal biometric systems

What is special about SIS?

SIS has 20 undergraduates, 10 graduate students (both MEng and PhD students), and 14 faculty members. Learning is hands-on and focused due to this excellent student-faculty ratio.

SIS’s flexible curriculum is designed to allow students to explore their own interests in increasing depth. In contrast to other departments, SIS’s emphasizes practice. SIS produces engineers who can apply knowledge to a broad range of problems and spearhead valuable contributions to technology development.

SIS faculty are leading specialists from Speech Technology Center, from ITMO University, or are recognized experts from local, national or international research or commercial organizations.

 What can you do with an SIS degree?

SIS graduates design speech information system and multimodal systems and do research on speech technologies and artificial intelligence. Graduates with the kinds of skills acquired at SIS are in high demand in the IT and Telecom sectors.

SIS graduates can handle a wide range of jobs because the broad-based curriculum provides theoretical and practical knowledge on a wide variety of technologies being used in industry. SIS’s applications-based study teaches students how to identify problems and solve them for optimal, real-world success.

What’s academic life like at SIS?

Studying at SIS is a lot of work, even for the absolutely brilliant. Classes are small, ranging from 5 to 20 students for basic subjects. For the standard program, students take nine lectures or labs per week at ITMO University and participate in nine practical training sessions per week at Speech Technology Center.

SIS faculty members are committed to providing first-rate undergraduate education. Assistance will always be available to students who make the effort to seek help.

Who teaches SIS courses?

SIS faculty are leading specialists from Speech Technology Center, from ITMO University, or are recognized experts from local, national or international research or commercial organizations. Many are members of professional societies (the IEEE, ISCA).

Each student is assigned a scientific supervisor who is also a leading specialist from Speech Technology Center.

 How can you get admitted to SIS?

ITMO Admissions can tell you everything you need to know about undergraduate admissions at ITMO University. SIS participates in the undergraduate admissions procedure by evaluating the chosen course of study and in the interview process. On the basis of this evaluation, SIS makes recommendations to ITMO Admissions Officers.