Yuri N. Matveev

Doctor of Science (Technology)

Head of the Department
Department of Speech Information Systems, National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (University ITMO)

49, Kronverkskiy pr.,
St. Petersburg, Russia, 197101
E-mail: matveev@mail.ifmo.ru
Office: +7 812 325 8848 ext. 6714

Chief Research Officer
STC-innovations Ltd

4 Krasutskogo street,
St. Petersburg, Russia, 196084
E-mail: matveev@speechpro.com


  • Doctor of Science (Technology): 12.1995 (ITMO University, Computer Science)
  • Candidate of Science (Ph.D.): 12.1985 (ITMO University, Computer Science)
  • Engineer(M.Sc.): 03.1978 (ITMO University, Computer Science)

Work experience

  • 2014 – Head of the Department of Speech Information Systems, ITMO University
  • 2013 – Head of the International Research Laboratory “Multimodal Biometric and Speech Systems”, ITMO University
  • 2011-2014 – Professor, Department of Speech Information Systems, ITMO University
  • 2011 – Chief Research Officer, STC-innovations, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2009-2010 Head of the Department of Speaker Verification and Identification, Speech Technology Center Ltd, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2008-2009 Project manager, Speech Technology Center Ltd, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2007-2008 Chief Scientist, Institute of Telecommunications, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2006-2007 Lead Specialist on Digital Signal Processing, Head of the Department of Development and Production Maintenance, Arkan Research&Development, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1999-2005 Consulting of telecommunication companies, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1996-98 Professor, Department of Computing and Video Information Technologies, Baltic State Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1995-96 Chief Researcher, State Optical Institute named after V.I.Vavilov, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1991-94 Postdoc (3 years), ITMO University
  • 1989-91 Associate professor, ITMO University
  • 1986-88 Senior researcher, ITMO University
  • 1981-84 PhD-student, ITMO University
  • 1978-81 Engineer, Scientific-Research Institute on Electro-technical Equipment, St. Petersburg, Russia


  • More than 100 refereed journal papers, refereed conference papers, other scientific papers

PhD thesis examination

  • Aidar Khusainov “Technology of automatic creation and quality assessment of speech analysis software for under-resourced languages” (Kazan Federal University, Russia, 2014) (**)
  • Alexey Karpov “Speech interfaces for the assistive information technologies” (St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, 2013) (*)
  • Vladislav Kuznetsov “Secure biometric identification by fingerprints” (The Institute of Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 2013) (**)
  • Maria Prishchepa “Models and software of interaction with a mobile information and navigation complexes” (St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, 2013) (**)
  • Evgeny Karpov “Efficient Speaker Recognition for Mobile Devices” (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland, 2011) (**)
  • Vu Zuy Linh “Express methods of person’s image processing for biometric systems” (Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”, Russia, 2010) (**)
  • Yuri Luzhkov “Research and development of methods of image compression with losses on the basis of adaptive segmentation and quantization” (ITMO University, St.Petersburg, Russia, 2009) (*)
(*) Serving as Opponent
(**) Serving as Reviewer

Editorial and organizational duties

  • ITMO University Annual Conf. (specialized session chair, 2013-2016)
  • Int. Conf. on Speech and Computer (session chair, 2015)
  • PC member: Interspeech, Odyssey, Specom, SLTU

Administrative duties

  • Member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Information Technologies and Programming, ITMO University, 2015–
  • Member of the Doctoral Dissertation Council, ITMO University, 2012–
  • Responsible for MSc Programs, Department of Speech Information Systems, ITMO University, 2011–
  • Member of the Science and Engineering Board, Speech Technology Center, Ltd, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2008–


Supervised&Current PhD students

  • Sergey Bibikov “Algorithms and devices for detection of a train approach event by vibroacoustic fluctuations of rails” (ITMO University, St. Petersburg, 2015)
  • Andrey Shulipa “Algorithms and software for automatic text-independent speaker recognition“ (ITMO University, St. Petersburg, 2015)
  • Pavel Chistikov “Methods and algorithms for hybrid synthesis of Russian natural speech based on HMM and Unit Selection methods” (ITMO University, St. Petersburg, 2013)
  • Elena Bulgakova (Human Assisted Speaker Recognition)
  • Dmytry Dyrmovsky (Bimodal Speaker Recognition)
  • Dmytry Ivanko (Face Recognition)
  • Alexey Romanenko (Speech Recognition)
  • Natalia Tomashenko (Speech Recognition), double-degree PhD program with LIUM, France

Supervised&Current MsD students

  • Eugeny Lukyanets “Software for person identity verification by face” (ITMO University, St. Petersburg, 2015)
  • Kirill Semenov “Video-rendering server for subtitling of live telecasts” (ITMO University, St. Petersburg, 2014)
  • Oxana Verkholyak (Computational Paralinguistic)
  • Eugeny Pyatyshev (Multilanguage Speech Recognition)

Major research projects

  • Automatic real time recognition of Russian continuous speech in diverse acoustic environments (government contract, 14-16)
  • Software for automatic speech analytics (STC, 14-15)
  • Analysis of public speech databases of emotional speech for experimental studies of emotion recognition (STC, 13-14)
  • Development of tools for synthesis of actors’ voices (government contract, 13)
  • Bimodal (voice+face) biometrics system (Skolkovo Foundation, 11-13)
  • Speaker identification in reverberant environments (government contract, 09-11)
  • Speaker identification over different communication channels (government contract, 09-10)
  • Identification of drug-intoxicated speakers (government contract, 08-09)