Ronan Collobert

Research Lead

I joined Facebook in September 2014, as a Research Scientist in the AI Research Group. In the previous past four years I was a researcher at the Idiap Research Institute in Switzerland, leading the Applied Machine Learning group. Previously, I have spent six years at NEC Labs in Princeton, NJ. My current interests are around deep learning in general, with applications in natural language, image and speech processing. I also hack Torch (a machine learning library) on my free time. I received my PhD from University of Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris, while achieving it under the supervision of the Bengio brothers (Idiap in Swizterland, and University of Montreal).


Natural language processing, computer vision, speech recognition, software for machine learning

Latest Publications

Interspeech - August 31, 2021

slimIPL: Language-Model-Free Iterative Pseudo-Labeling

Tatiana Likhomanenko, Qiantong Xu, Jacob Kahn, Gabriel Synnaeve, Ronan Collobert

ICML - July 13, 2020

Word-level Speech Recognition with a Letter to Word Encoder

Ronan Collobert, Awni Hannun, Gabriel Synnaeve

ICASSP - May 4, 2020

Libri-light: A benchmark for ASR with limited or no supervision

Jacob Kahn, Morgan Rivière, Weiyi Zheng, Evgeny Kharitonov, Qiantong Xu, Pierre-Emmanuel Mazaré, Julien Karadayi, Vitaliy Liptchinsky, Ronan Collobert, Christian Fuegen, Tatiana Likhomanenko, Gabriel Synnaeve, Armand Joulin, Abdelrahman Mohamed, Emmanuel Dupoux

arXiv - January 13, 2020

Scaling up online speech recognition using ConvNets

Vineel Pratap, Qiantong Xu, Jacob Kahn, Gilad Avidov, Tatiana Likhomanenko, Awni Hannun, Vitaliy Liptchinsky, Gabriel Synnaeve, Ronan Collobert

Interspeech - September 15, 2019

Sequence-to-Sequence Speech Recognition with Time-Depth Separable Convolutions

Awni Hannun, Ann Lee, Qiantong Xu, Ronan Collobert

Interspeech - September 15, 2019

Who Needs Words? Lexicon-Free Speech Recognition

Tatiana Likhomanenko, Gabriel Synnaeve, Ronan Collobert

Interspeech - September 15, 2019

wav2vec: Unsupervised Pre-training for Speech Recognition

Steffen Schneider, Alexei Baevski, Ronan Collobert, Michael Auli

ECCV - October 10, 2016

Learning to Refine Object Segments

Pedro O. Pinheiro, Tsung-Yi Lin, Ronan Collobert, Piotr Dollár

WMT16 - August 10, 2016

Neural Network-Based Word Alignment through Score Aggregation

Joel Legrand, Michael Auli, Ronan Collobert

NIPS - December 15, 2015

Learning to Segment Object Candidates

Pedro Oliveira, Ronan Collobert, Piotr Dollár

ArXiv - December 19, 2014

Video (language) Modeling: a Baseline for Generative Models of Natural Videos

Marc'Aurelio Ranzato, Arthur Szlam, Joan Bruna, Michael Mathieu, Ronan Collobert, Sumit Chopra