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Alexis Moinet

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Swiss army knife, Senior Researcher, PhD  

University of Mons (UMONS) 
Engineering Faculty of Mons (FPMs) 

Numediart Research Institute  
Infortech Research Institute  
TCTS Lab  
31, Boulevard Dolez  
B-7000 Mons (Belgium)  

phone: +32 65 37 47 47  
fax: +32 65 374729  
alexis.moinet


Alexis Moinet holds a Bachelor's (2002) and a Master's (2005) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the FPMs as well as a PhD in applied sciences from the University of Mons (2013). He did his master's thesis at the T.J. Watson Research Center of IBM.

His PhD thesis focuses on new methods for time-stretching of audio generated during sports events. This enables viewers to watch slow-motion videos with synchronous time-stretched quality-preserved sound in order to improve the feeling of immersion. It was supported by a public-private partnership between University of Mons and EVS Broadcast Equipment.

He is interested in audio processing, especially speech analysis and synthesis and is a member of the Mage development team.

Alexis joined Amazon as an Applied Scientist in October 2016.

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PhD Dissertation

2013
A. MOINET, 2013, "Slowdio: Audio Time-Scaling for Slow Motion Sports Videos", PhD thesis supervised by Prof. T. Dutoit, September 2013.

Patents

2012
A. MOINET, T. DUTOIT, P. LATOUR, 2012, "Time-stretching of an audio signal", European patent EP 2509073 A1, PCT patent WO2012136380 A1.

Regular Papers in Journals

2012
J. TILMANNE, A. MOINET, T. DUTOIT, 2012, "Stylistic gait synthesis based on hidden Markov models", EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2012:72, doi:10.1186/1687-6180-2012-72.
2010
J. URBAIN, R. NIEWIADOMSKI, E. BEVACQUA, T. DUTOIT, A. MOINET, C. PELACHAUD, B. PICART, J. TILMANNE, J. WAGNER, 2010, "AVLaughterCycle - Enabling a virtual agent to join in laughing with a conversational partner using a similarity-driven audiovisual laughter animation", Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI), Volume 4, Number 1, pp. 47-58, DOI: 10.1007/s12193-010-0053-1.
2008
N. D'ALESSANDRO, O. BABACAN, B. BOZKURT, T. DUBUISSON, A. HOLZAPFEL, L. KESSOUS, A. MOINET, M. VLIEGHE, 2008, "RAMCESS 2.X framework - expressive voice analysis for realtime and accurate synthesis of singing", Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI), Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, Vol. 2, Nr. 2, September 2008, pp. 133-144.

Papers in Conference Proceedings

2016
G. URBAIN, T. DUTOIT, C. FRISSON, A. MOINET, 2016, " A Semantic and Content-Based Search User Interface for Browsing Large Collections of Foley Sounds".
2015
K. EL HADDAD, H. ÇAKMAK, S. DUPONT, A. MOINET, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "An HMM Approach for Synthesizing Amused Speech with a Controllable Intensity of Smile", International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2015), pp. 7-11, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 7-10.
K. EL HADDAD, A. MOINET, H. ÇAKMAK, S. DUPONT, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "Using MAGE for Real Time Speech-Laugh Synthesis", in 4th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and Other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech, pp. 19-22, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, April 14-15.
2014
J. TILMANNE, N. D'ALESSANDRO, T. RAVET, M. ASTRINAKI, A. MOINET, 2014, "Full-Body Gait Reconstruction Using Covariance-Based Mapping Within a Realtime HMM-based Framework", in Proceedings of the 50th annual convention of the AISB (AISB-50), pp. 313-316, London, UK, April 1-4.
2013
A. MOINET, T. DUTOIT, P. LATOUR, 2013, "Audio Time-Scaling for Slow Motion Sports Videos", Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-13), pp. 314-320, Maynooth, Ireland, September 2-5.
M. ASTRINAKI, A. MOINET, J. YAMAGISHI, K. RICHMOND, Z.-H. LING, S. KING, T. DUTOIT, 2013, "MAGE - Reactive articulatory feature control of HMM-based parametric speech synthesis", 8th Speech Synthesis Workshop (SSW8), p. 243 (poster paper), Barcelona, Spain, August 31 - September 2.
M. ASTRINAKI, A. MOINET, J. YAMAGISHI, K. RICHMOND, Z.-H. LING, S. KING, T. DUTOIT, 2013, "MAGE - Reactive articulatory feature control of HMM-based parametric speech synthesis", 8th Speech Synthesis Workshop (SSW8), pp. 207-212 , Barcelona, Spain, August 31 - September 2.
M. ASTRINAKI, N. D'ALESSANDRO, L. REBOURSIERE, A. MOINET, T. DUTOIT, 2013, "Mage 2.0: New features and its application in the development of a talking guitar", Proceedings of the 13th Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME'13), Daejeon + Seoul, Korea Republic, May 27-30.
M. ASTRINAKI, A. MOINET, N. D'ALESSANDRO, T. DUTOIT, 2013, "Pure Data External for Reactive HMM-based Speech and Singing Synthesis", Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-13), pp. 78-81, Maynooth, Ireland, September 2-5.
N. D'ALESSANDRO, J. TILMANNE, M. ASTRINAKI, T. HUEBER, R. DALL, T. RAVET, A. MOINET, H. ÇAKMAK, O. BABACAN, A. BARBULESCU, V. PARFAIT, V. HUGUENIN, E. S. KALAYCI, Q. HU, 2013, "Reactive Statistical Mapping: Towards the Sketching of Performative Control with Data", Proceedings of the 9th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces - eNTERFACE'13, in Innovative and Creative Developments in Multimodal Interaction Systems - IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT), Volume 425, pp. 20-49, Lisbon, Portugal, July 15 - August 9, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-55143-7_2.
C. FRISSON, S. DUPONT, A. MOINET, C. PICARD-LIMPENS, T. RAVET, X. SIEBERT, T. DUTOIT, 2013, "Video­Cy­cle: user-friendly nav­i­ga­tion by sim­i­lar­ity in video data­bases", Pro­ceed­ings of the Mul­ti­me­dia Mod­el­ing Con­fer­ence (MMM), Video Browser Show­down ses­sion, Huang­shan, China, January 7-9.
2012
M. ASTRINAKI, L. REBOURSIERE, A. MOINET, R. GRAHAM, N. D'ALESSANDRO, T. DUTOIT, 2012, "Is This Guitar Talking or What !?", Proceedings of the 8th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces - eNTERFACE'12, pp. 47-55, July, Metz, France.
C. FRISSON, S. DUPONT, J. LEROY, A. MOINET, T. RAVET, X. SIEBERT, T. DUTOIT, 2012, "LoopJam : une Carte Musicale Collaborative sur la Piste de Dance", Actes des Journées d'Informatique Musicale (JIM 2012), pp. 101-105, Mons, Belgique, 9-11 mai 2012.
C. FRISSON, S. DUPONT, J. LEROY, A. MOINET, T. RAVET, X. SIEBERT, T. DUTOIT, 2012, "LoopJam: turning the dance floor into a collaborative instrumental map", Proceedings of the 12th Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME'12), pp. 278-281, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, May 21-23, 2012.
2011
S. DUPONT, C. FRISSON, J. LEROY, A. MOINET, T. RAVET, X. SIEBERT, J. URBAIN, 2011, "Loopjam", NEM 2011, Torino, Italy.
A. MOINET, T. DUTOIT, 2011, "PVSOLA: a Phase Vocoder with Synchronized OverLap-Add", Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-11), pp. 269-275, iRCAM, Paris, France, September 19-23 [DAFx Best Student Paper Award - Bronze].
2010
J. URBAIN, E. BEVACQUA, T. DUTOIT, A. MOINET, R. NIEWIADOMSKI, C. PELACHAUD, B. PICART, J. TILMANNE, J. WAGNER, 2010, "La base de données AVLaughterCycle", Actes des 28emes Journées d'Etude sur la Parole (JEP 2010), pages 61-64, 25-28 mai, 2010, Mons, Belgique.
J. URBAIN, E. BEVACQUA, T. DUTOIT, A. MOINET, R. NIEWIADOMSKI, C. PELACHAUD, B. PICART, J. TILMANNE, J. WAGNER, 2010, "The AVLaughterCycle Database", Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10), pp. 2996-3001, European Language Resources Association (ELRA), May 19-21, Valletta, Malta.
2009
M. JOTTRAND, A. MOINET, L. COUVREUR, T. DUTOIT, 2009, "A Semi-Automatic Indexing Tool for Daily News, based on Text and Audio Keyword Spotting", 7th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), 3-5 June, 2009.
J. URBAIN, E. BEVACQUA, T. DUTOIT, A. MOINET, R. NIEWIADOMSKI, C. PELACHAUD, B. PICART, J. TILMANNE, J. WAGNER, 2009, "AVLaughterCycle: An audiovisual laughing machine", Proceedings of the 5th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces - eNTERFACE'09, pp. 79-87, July 13th - August 7th, Genoa, Italy.
M. CHARLIER, Y. OHTANI, T. TODA, A. MOINET, T. DUTOIT, 2009, "Cross-Language Voice Conversion Based on Eigenvoices", Proceedings of Interspeech 2009, pp. 1635-1638, September 6-10, Brighton, UK.
T. DRUGMAN, G. WILFART, A. MOINET, T. DUTOIT, 2009, "Using a Pitch-Synchronous Residual Codebook for Hybrid HMM/frame Selection Speech Synthesis", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing 2009 (ICASSP09), pp. 3793-3796, April 19-24, Taipei, Taiwan.
D. TARDIEU, R. CHESSINI BOSE, J. DUBOIS, S. DUPONT, S. HIDOT, B. MAZZARINO, A. MOINET, X. SIEBERT, G. VARNI, A. VISENTIN, 2009, "Video Navigation Tool: Application to browsing a database of dancers' performances", Proceedings of the 5th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces - eNTERFACE'09, pp. 35-40, July 13th - August 7th, Genoa, Italy.
2008
N. D'ALESSANDRO, W-Y. CHU, T. DUBUISSON, J. FILATRIAU, A. MOINET, 2008, "Expressive Violin Synthesis - A Study Case in Real-time Manipulation of Complex Data Structures", Proc. eNTERFACE08, pp. 84-90, August 4-29, Paris, France.
T. DRUGMAN, T. DUBUISSON, A. MOINET, N. D'ALESSANDRO, T. DUTOIT, 2008, "Glottal source estimation robustness", Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications (SIGMAP08), July 26-29, Porto, Portugal.
T. DRUGMAN, A. MOINET, T. DUTOIT, 2008, "On the use of Machine Learning in Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis", Benelearn 2008, pp. 43-44, May 19-20, Spa, Belgium.
T. DRUGMAN, T. DUBUISSON, A. MOINET, N. D'ALESSANDRO, T. DUTOIT, 2008, "Voice source parameters estimation by fitting the glottal formant and the inverse filtering open phase", 16th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), August 25-29, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2007
N. D'ALESSANDRO, A. MOINET, T. DUBUISSON, T. DUTOIT, 2007, "Causal/Anticausal Decomposition for Mixed-Phase Description of Brass and Bowed String Sounds", Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC'07), Vol. 2, pp. 465-468, August 27-31, Copenhagen, Denmark.
N. D'ALESSANDRO, O. BABACAN, B. BOZKURT, T. DUBUISSON, A. HOLZAPFEL, L. KESSOUS, A. MOINET, 2007, "Realtime and Accurate Musical Control of Expression in Singing Synthesis (RAMCESS)", Proceedings of the eNTERFACE07 workshop, pp. 129-137, July 16th - August 10th, Istambul, Turkey.
T. DUTOIT, A. HOLZAPFEL, M. JOTTRAND, A. MOINET, J. PEREZ, Y. STYLIANOU, 2007, "Towards a Voice Conversion System Based on Frame Selection", Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2007), vol. 4, pp. 513-516, April 15-20, Honolulu, Hawaï (USA).
2006
T. DUTOIT, A. HOLZAPFEL, M. JOTTRAND, F. MARQUES, A. MOINET, F. OFLI, J. PEREZ, Y. STYLIANOU, 2006, "Multimodal Speaker Conversion - his master's voice... and face -", Proc. eNTERFACE06, pp. 34-45, July 17th - August 11th.

Technical Reports

2011
C. FRISSON, S. DUPONT, J. LEROY, A. MOINET, T. RAVET, X. SIEBERT, 2011, "LoopJam: a collaborative musical map on the dance floor", QPSR of the numediart research program, volume 4, n° 2, June 2011, pp. 37-40.
2009
J. URBAIN, E. BEVACQUA, T. DUTOIT, A. MOINET, R. NIEWIADOMSKI, C. PELACHAUD, B. PICART, J. TILMANNE, J. WAGNER, 2009, "AVLaughterCycle: An audiovisual laughing machine", QPSR of the numediart research program, volume 2, n° 3, pp. 97-104, September 2009.
S. DUPONT, T. DUBUISSON, J.A. MILLS III, A. MOINET, X. SIEBERT, D. TARDIEU, J. URBAIN, 2009, "LaughterCycle", QPSR of the numediart research program, volume 2, n° 2, pp. 23-32, June 2009.
D. TARDIEU, J. DUBOIS, R. CHESSINI BOSE, S. DUPONT, B. MAZZARINO, S. HIDOT, A. MOINET, X. SIEBERT, G. VARNI, A. VISENTIN, 2009, "Video Navigation Tool: Application to browsing a database of dancers' performances", QPSR of the numediart research program, volume 2, n° 3, pp. 85-90, September 2009.
2008
L. COUVREUR, F. BETTENS, T. DRUGMAN, C. FRISSON, M. JOTTRAND, M. MANCAS, A. MOINET, 2008, "Project #1: Audio Skimming", QPSR of the numediart research program, volume 1, n° 1, pp. 1-16, March 2008.
N. D'ALESSANDRO, A. MOINET, T. DUBUISSON, J. FILATRIAU, W-Y. CHU, 2008, "Project #3.3: Expressive Violin Synthesis: A Study Case in Realtime Manipulation of Complex Data Structures", QPSR of the numediart research program, volume 1, n° 3, September 2008.
R. SEBBE, M. BAGEIN, L. BELANGER, R. CHESSINI BOSE, J. DECHRISTOPHORIS, J. DEMEYER, N. LÉCAUDÉ, C. MANCAS-THILLOU, A. MOINET, 2008, "Project #4: Visual Paths", QPSR of the numediart research program, volume 1, n° 2, June 2008.

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Downloads:
  • rawread.m, rawwrite.m: matlab functions to read/write a binary file as short, int, float, double, etc. In other words, these are practical wrappers around fread/fwrite. It works similarly to wavread/wavwrite functions.
  • data/Makefile.in (v2.2): a drop-in replacement for data/Makefile.in in HTS-demo 2.2. It makes use of gmake parallel jobs (think 'make -j32') and it doesn't process already processed files (think 'make: nothing to do in raw'). Using 'make -j20' on a 24-core (Xeon X7460 @ 2.66GHz) machine reduced the extraction time down to about 6 minutes, as opposed to 1h30 when processing the files one-by-one. Annoucement on hts-users mailing-list.
  • data/Makefile.in (v2.3): a drop-in replacement for data/Makefile.in in HTS-demo 2.3. It makes use of gmake parallel jobs (think 'make -j32') and it doesn't process already processed files (think 'make: nothing to do in raw'). Using 'make -j20' on a 24-core (Xeon X7460 @ 2.66GHz) machine reduced the extraction time down to about 6 minutes, as opposed to 1h30 when processing the files one-by-one. Annoucement on hts-users mailing-list.
  • github.com/celsius/sptk: unoffical git repository for SPTK.
  • github.com/celsius/hts-engine: unoffical git repository for hts_engine API.
  • PDF slides for the IT seminar on Git and UMONS's Forge (2015-07-02).
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