Soufiane is a PhD student at the Hearing Institute (Institut de l’Audition) and Université Paris Cité. He has an multidisciplinary background in Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence. His main research interests are: brain-computer interfaces, auditory neuroscience, machine learning, speech processing, cognitive modeling and signal processing.
He is currently working on the SpeakLIS project under the supervision of Dr. Anne-Lise Giraud (Institut de l’Audition) and Dr. Emmanuel Mandonnet (Hôpital Lariboisière-ICM). The aim of the project is to restore oral communication in people with severe speech deficits following a stroke or a neurodegenerative disorder by decoding speech directly from neural signals using an intracortical brain-computer interface.