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Expert profile: Dr. Jean-Michel Le Roux

[ ID = 0666 ] Dr. Jean-Michel Le Roux 
Name Le Roux, Dr. Jean-Michel
Job Title Deputy Director of Research & Industry Parnerships 
Organisation Supelec 
Address Campus de Gif Plateau de Moulon 3, Rue Joliot-Curie 
Postal Code 91192 
City Gif sur Yvette 
Country France 
Phone +33 1 69 85 12 55
Fax +33 
Mobile +33 6 83 83 67 95
Email jmlrlmj_(on)_gmail.com [@ replaced for spam protection]
Organisation URL http://www.supelec.fr 
Personal URL http://www.jlcreateur.com 
Membership IEEE 
LanguagesEnglish French
Specialism Speechtechnology:
Acoustic Modeling
Adaptive Filters
Adaptive Speech Recognition
Audio Signal Processing
Communication
Data Corpus Collection
Developer Tools
Digital Speech Processing
DSP Coding
Filter Design
Grammar Compilers
Hidden Markov Models
Human Factors Engineering
Information Services by Telephone using Speech Technologies
Knowledge-based Speech Recognition
Large speech corpora
Multilinguality
Noise Effects
Nuance into Telephony
Objective Speech Quality
Objective speech quality measures
Robust Speech Recognition
Signal Analysis
Signal Processing
Speech Analysis
Speech Applications
Speech Coding
Speech Databases for Automatic Speech/Speaker Recognition
Speech Processing
Speech Recognition
Speech Technologies
Speech-Enabled IVR Systems
Telephony
Very low bit rate coding
Web Applications 
PhotographDescription or CV
Jean-Michel Le Roux
56, Route du Salève, Bât A, Prevessin Moens, 01280, France
Phone/Fax: +33 4 50 20 23 30 Mobile: + 33 6 83 83 67 95
Email: jmlrlmj@wanadoo.fr 

Personal Profile

An experienced Manager with a background in delivering comprehensive worldwide 
management and direction to multidisciplinary and multicultural teams 
influencing and aligning others to maximize results.

Develops high performance systems strategies and organisations acting both 
strategically and tactically, with the ability to develop and execute 
aggressive plans within the constraints of schedules and resources.

Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with customers and 
employees from a variety of technical backgrounds and value delivery functions 
providing vision, establishing direction, and successfully driving objectives 
to conclusion.

Summary of Key Skills & Strengths
 
• Languages – French, English
• Project Management
• Multisite Projects
• MSc, PhD, MBA program
• Man Management
• Multicultural/disciplinary teams
 
Achievements

• ‘05 Who's Who in Science and Engineering
• ‘00 Research Division Award, I.B.M. 
• ‘99 IBM Honors, I.B.M. 
• ‘96 Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, I.B.M. 
• ‘96 First Patent Application Invention Achievement Award, I.B.M. 
• ‘88 Won top award at Conseil Général du Val d’Oise 

Career History

2002 – 2003 Manteia, Switzerland 
Bioinformatics & Instrumentation Director

• 40+ Employees.
• Re-motivated the instrumentation team.
• Re-focused team setting project deadlines for deliverables.
• Re-organised staff creating a matrix organisational structure driven by 
multi disciplinary key task forces subsequently promoted to direct report to 
the Chief Executive Officer.
• Identified and managed Project risks.
• Liased with key stakeholders on project progress.
• Delivered Project both on time and on budget.
• Managed 15 direct and 3 indirect reports.
• Realization in 3 months of fully automated new instruments.
• Project resulted in M$ deal.
• Developed an internal customer approach between teams creating an 
understanding of the broader implications of their roles.
• Designed and implemented an internal information management system.

1995 – 2001 T.J. Watson Research Center, I.B.M. U.S.A.
Research Staff Member & Team leader

• 350 000 Employees, $90b total Revenue.
• Managed a team of 4 staff.
• Focused the ViaVoice (Automatic Speech Recognition) Telephony team 
through the effective management of internal and external communication.
• Liased globally with research, development testing and speech experts.
• Analysed the multi -functional, -location and -tasks development process 
implementing a "one-click" system with which a coherent system could be 
installed for test or ship.
• Created an automated system for daily regression testing of IBM's 
speech recognition engine for 125 global users.
• Realization of a fully packaged simplified, easy to use, customer 
oriented toolkit.
• Highly involved in the debugging phase of a high volume software product 
(ViaVoice).
• Developed and improved algorithms in all modules of the engine including 
front-end, fast-match, detailed-match, language model and hyper-search.
• Optimized the training process from speed and memory perspectives.
• Worked on multiple Operating Systems (AIX, Linux, Solaris, Unix, 
Windows) and languages.

1989 – 1994 MATRA France
Signal Processing Research Engineer

• Telecommunication company with 8 200 Employees and $1b total Revenue.
• Combined Wavelets and CELP decoder to improve speech quality.
• Developed echo cancellation algorithm based on wavelets and sub-band 
decomposition.
• Combined automatic and signal processing domains to develop a robust 
technique for noise filtering with solution ultimately integrated in a 
commercial cellular phone.
• Participated in European project as Deputy Project Manager collating and 
analysing worldwide data and subsequently presenting findings.

Education & Qualifications

2004 – 2004 Mastering Technology Enterprise
 Executive MBA program
 International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

2001 – 2001 Project Manager
 The George Washington University

1991 – 1994 Ph.D. In Physics
 Electronics Option
 University of Pierre et Marie Curie (U.P.M.C., PARIS VI)
 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne 
(E.N.S.T.B.)

1989 – 1990 D.E.A. D’electronique
 Electronics and Instrumentation Option
 University of Pierre et Marie Curie (U.P.M.C., PARIS VI)
 Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielle de Paris (E.S.P.C.I.)
 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris 
(E.N.S.T.)

1987 – 1989 Maitrise E.E.A. (Electronics, Electrotechnics, Control) 
M.Sc.equiv.
M.EM.I. Option (Micro-Electronics, Micro-Computer)
University of Pierre et Marie Curie (U.P.M.C., PARIS VI)

1985 - 1987 DEUG S.S.M. (Science and Structure of Matter, D.E.U.G. A)
S.P.I. Option (Physics for the Engineer)
University of Pierre et Marie Curie (U.P.M.C., PARIS VI)

Additional Information

Professional Memberships: Connexio, Elec’6, IEEE 
Nationality: French

Jean-Michel Le Roux, Phone/Fax: +33 4 50 20 23 30 Mobile: + 33 6 83 83 67 95
Email: jmlrlmj@wanadoo.fr



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