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François Grondin

Professeur, Faculté de génie

FAC. GÉNIE Électrique et informatique

Présentation

Sujet de recherche

Acoustique, Reconnaissance de la parole, Robotique et automatisation

Disciplines de recherche

Génie électrique et génie électronique

Mots-clés

reconnaissance vocale, localisation de sources sonores, traitement de signal, reconnaissance de locuteur, robotique

Langues parlées et écrites

Anglais, Français

Diplômes

(2020). (Postdoctorat, Génie électrique). Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

(2017). (Doctorat, Génie électrique). Université de Sherbrooke.

(2011). (Maîtrise avec mémoire, Génie électrique). Université de Sherbrooke.

(2009). (Baccalauréat, Génie électrique). McGill University.

Expérience académique

Assistant Professor. (2020-). Université de Sherbrooke. Canada.

Lecturer. (2011-2015). Université de Sherbrooke. Canada.

Prix et distinctions

  • (2020) Bénévole de l'année. FIRST Robotics. (Prix).
  • (2018) Bourse de recherche postdoctorale. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). (Prix).
  • (2017) Meilleure affiche. Agewell. (Prix).
  • (2016) Concours Createk - 1ere place. Université de Sherbrooke. (Prix).
  • (2015) Médaille du mérite Léonard de Vinci. Université de Sherbrooke. (Prix).
  • (2015) Bourse d’excellence aux études supérieures. Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. (Prix).

Financement

  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Chercheur principal. Robot audition in everyday environments with deep learning. Conseil de Recherches en Sciences Naturelles et Génie du Canada (CRSNG). Discovery Grant. 152 500 $. (2021-2026)
  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Cochercheur. Battery module with battery management (BMS) and intelligent thermal management (TMS) for aerospace applications. Québec (CRIAQ). 279 000 $. (2021-2024)
  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Cochercheur. Design of a real-time acoustic imaging system for sound localization in work environment. Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (L') (IRSST). Collaborative Research Grant. 651 771 $. (2021-2024)
  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Chercheur principal. Starting funds. Université de Sherbrooke. 70 000 $. (2020-2023)
  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Chercheur principal. Design of an air and ground multimodal detection, localization and tracking system. Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS). Accelerate Entrepreneur. 180 000 $. (2021-2022)
  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Chercheur principal. Signal processing and machine learning applied to multitouch sensing using ultrasounds. Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS). Elevation. 120 000 $. (2020-2022)
  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Cochercheur. Tactile Technology with ultrasound reflections. Conseil de Recherches en Sciences Naturelles et Génie du Canada (CRSNG). Idea to Innovation. 350 000 $. (2020-2021)
  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Chercheur principal. Battery pack thermal prediction and fault detection using machine learning. Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS). Accelerate. 70 000 $. (2020-2021)
  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Chercheur principal. Noise-aware wearable speech enhancement system. Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS). Accelerate. 45 000 $. (2020-2021)
  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Chercheur principal. Design of a weeding robot for organic farming. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Impulsion. 100 000 $.
  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Chercheur principal. Efficiency of the multiple microphones SmartBelt to assist people with hearing loss. Société Inclusive. 25 000 $.
  • Subvention. (Obtenu). Chercheur principal. Speech enhancement on multi-microphone arrays under realistic settings. Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS). 60 000 $.

Publications

Articles de revue

  • Gerstoft, P; *Hu, Y; *Patil, C; *Alegre, A; Bianco, MJ; Freund, Y; Grondin, F. (2021). Audio scene monitoring using redundant un-localized microphone arrays. IEEE Internet of Things Journal (Article publié).
  • *Laniel, S; Létourneau, D; Grondin, F; Labbé, M; Ferland, F; Michaud, F. (2021). Toward enhancing the autonomy of a telepresence mobile robot for remote home care assistance. Journal of Behavioral Robotics (Article publié).
  • *Grondin F, Michaud F. (2019). Lightweight and Optimized Sound Source Localization and Tracking Methods for Open and Closed Microphone Array Configurations. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 113 63-80. (Article publié).
  • *Chauvin R, Hamel M, Brière S, *Ferland F, *Grondin F, Létourneau D, Tousignant M, Michaud F. (2014). Contact-Free Respiration Rate Monitoring Using a Pan-Tilt Thermal Camera for Stationary Bike Telerehabilitation Sessions. IEEE Systems Journal 10 (3), 1046-1055. (Article publié).

Chapitres de livre

  • Grondin F, Michaud F. (2014). Real-time Audition System for Autonomous Mobile Robots. Judith A. Markowitz. Robots that Talk and Listen (263-280). De Gruyter. (Article publié).

Articles de conférence

  • *Dawalatabad, N; Ravanelli, M; Grondin, F; Thienpondt, J; Desplanques, B; Na, H. (2021). ECAPA-TDNN Embeddings for speaker diarization. INTERSPEECH.
  • *Chamorro, S; Collier, J; Grondin, F. (2021). Neural network based lidar gesture recognition for realtime robot teleoperation. IEEE International Conference on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robots.
  • *Michaud S, *Faucher S, Grondin F, *Lauzon J-S, Labbe M, Létourneau D, Ferland F, Michaud F. (2020). 3D Localization of a Sound Source Using Mobile Microphone Arrays Referenced by SLAM. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. (Article publié).
  • Grondin F, Tang H, Glass J. (2020). Audio-Visual Calibration with Polynomial Regression for 2-D Projection using SVD-PHAT. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. (Article publié).
  • *Vincent J, Labbé M, *Lauzon J-S, Grondin F, Comtois-Rivet P-M, Michaud F. (2020). Dynamic Object Tracking and Masking for Visual SLAM. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems. (Article publié).
  • Grondin F, *Lauzon J-S, *Vincent J, Michaud F. (2020). GEV Beamforming Supported by DOA-based Masks Generated on Pairs of Microphones. INTERSPEECH. (Article publié).
  • *Ford L, Tang H, Grondin F, Glass J. (2019). A deep residual network for large-scale acoustic scene analysis. INTERSPEECH. 2568-2572. (Article publié).
  • Michaud F, Labbé M, Létourneau D, Grondin F, Ferland F, *Laniel S. (2019). Attempting to Have Mobile Robots Move to Real Homes Through the Development of Open Source Libraries. IEEE ICRA Workshop on Mobile Robot Assistants for the Elderly. (Article publié).
  • Grondin F, Glass J. (2019). Fast and Robust 3-D Sound Source Localization with DSVD-PHAT. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. (Article publié).
  • Grondin F, Glass J. (2019). Multiple sound source localization with SVD-PHAT. INTERSPEECH. 2698-2702. (Article publié).
  • Grondin F, Glass J. (2019). SVD-PHAT: A Fast Sound Source Localization Method. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. 4140-4144. (Article publié).
  • Grondin F, Glass J, *Sobieraj I, Plumbley MD. (2019). Sound Event Localization and Detection Using CRNN on Pairs of Microphones. Workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events. (Article publié).
  • Villalba J, Chen N, Snyder D, Garcia-Romero D, McCree A, Sell G, Borgstrom J, Richardson F, Shon S, Grondin F, Dehak R, Garcia-Perera LP, Povey D, Torres-Carrasquillo PA, Khudanpur S, Dehak N. (2019). State-of-the-art speaker recognition for telephone and video speech: the JHU-MIT Submission for NIST SRE18. INTERSPEECH. 1488-1492. (Article publié).
  • Grondin, F; Tang, H; Roy, S; Roy, N; Glass, J. (2019). Towards conversational human-robot interaction. Toyota Research Institute Workshop. (Article publié).
  • Tang H, *Hsu WN, Grondin F, Glass J. (2018). A Study of Enhancement, Augmentation, and Autoencoder Methods for Domain Adaptation in Distant Speech Recognition. INTERSPEECH. 2928-2932. (Article publié).
  • *Laniel S, Létourneau D, *Labbé M, *Grondin F, Polgar J, Michaud F. (2017). Adding navigation, artificial audition and vital sign monitoring capabilities to a telepresence mobile robot for remote home care applications. International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. 809-811. (Article publié).
  • *Laniel, S; Létourneau, D; *Labbé, M; *Grondin, F; Michaud, F. (2017). Enhancing a beam+ telepresence robot for remote home care applications. International Conference on Visual Rehabilitation. (Article publié).
  • *Laniel S, Létourneau D, Labbé M, *Grondin F, Michaud F. (2017). Enhancing a beam+ telepresence robot for remote home care applications. International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation. (Article publié).
  • *Lauzon J-S, *Grondin F, Létourneau D, Lussier Desbiens A, Michaud F. (2017). Localization of RW-UAVs Using Particle Filtering Over Distributed Microphone Arrays. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. 2479-2484. (Article publié).
  • *Grondin, F; *Lauzon, J-S; *Bass, J; Létourneau, D; Lussier-Desbiens, A; Michaud, F. (2016). Drone detection and localization with sound using multiple microphone arrays. NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network. (Article publié).
  • *Brodeur D, *Grondin F, Attabi Y, Dumouchel P, Michaud F. (2016). Integration Framework for Speech Processing with Live Visualization Interfaces. IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 144-150. (Article publié).
  • *Grondin F, Michaud F. (2016). Noise mask for TDOA sound source localization of speech on mobile robots in noisy environments. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 4530-4535. (Article publié).
  • *Grondin F, Michaud F. (2016). Robust speech/non-speech discrimination based on pitch estimation for mobile robots. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 1650-1655. (Article publié).
  • *Grondin F, Michaud F. (2015). Time difference of arrival estimation based on binary frequency mask for sound source localization on mobile robots. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. 6149-6154. (Article publié).
  • *Ouellet S, *Grondin F, *Leconte F, Michaud F. (2014). Multimodal biometric identification system for mobile robots combining human metrology to face recognition and speaker identification. IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 323-328. (Article publié).

Autres contributions

Présentations

  • (2018). Lightweight sound source localization, tracking and separation methods for microphone array with arbitrary geometry. CIRMMT Workshop on Machine Hearing and Learning. Canada
  • (2016). Robot Audition in Human Environments. IEEE/RSJ IROS Workshop on Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment. Corée, République de