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Memorial Service Friday, November 5, 2010

The Fred Jelinek Fellowship

Fred's life in his own words

Fred's work in his own words

A Celebration of the Life of Fred Jelinek

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center for Language and Speech Processing

The Fred Jelinek Fellowship

The Frederick Jelinek Fellowship Fund in the G. W. C. Whiting School of Engineering

This endowed Fellowship was established in the memory of Professor Frederick Jelinek, director of the Center for Language and Speech Processing and the Julian Sinclair Smith Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, to honor his pioneering research in human language technology.  One or more graduate students will be chosen each year to receive this fellowship, based on their academic achievements and their potential to make new advances in the science and technology of language and speech processing by humans and machines.  The fellowship is intended to support and enhance the educational and research endeavors of the recipient(s).

Please view the WSE Giving Page here.  In the drop down menu next to "Please select a designation for your gift" please select "Jelinek Fellowship Fund."

Memorial Service

Dear Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Language and Speech Processing and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

You are invited to attend a service to remember and celebrate the life of Fred Jelinek

Friday, November 5, 2010,

3:00 to 4:30 PM,

Mason Hall Auditorium,

Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University.

A reception/dinner will follow.

Fred's contributions to the fields of language and speech processing are, of course, legendary. Through his spirited advocacy of statistical methods for tackling problems in these fields, by his mentoring of individual students, and via the Summer Workshops, Fred has also left an indelible mark on an entire generation of researchers in every aspect of human language technology. We hope the service will be an opportunity to share these impressions and to reminisce about Fred.

All are welcome to attend. We appreciate an RSVP to help us determine the number of attendees.

Fred's friends and colleagues from three stages of his distinguished career -at Cornell University, IBM Research and Johns Hopkins University- will pay tribute to Fred's memory.

Attendees at the memorial service who knew Fred are encouraged to share a brief memory during an open remembrance session.

If you are unable to join us in person, you are encouraged to send your memories of Fred for inclusion at the service, eit her in the form of text to be read by someone in attendance or, if possible, an audio or video clip of you sharing the memory directly.

Finally, if you have a photograph or video footage of Fred himself, particularly from the time before he joined Johns Hopkins, we would be grateful if you could contribute it for possible inclusion in the visual memorial of Fred's life that we are preparing.

We hope to see you here to remember Fred, our dearest friend, colleague and mentor.

Hynek Hermansky, on behalf of the Center for Language and Speech Processing

Jin Kang, Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

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Directions and Parking (see also the university travel information page):

By car from the North on I-95:

Take I-95 South to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695 Towson) to exit 25 (Charles St.). Take Charles St. south for about seven miles (when Charles St. splits a block after Cold Spring Lane, stay to the right). As you cross University Parkway, continue southbound in the right-hand service lane. At the third traffic light, bear right onto Art Museum Dr. Continue to bear right at the next intersection onto Wyman Park Dr. Continue on Wyman Park Dr. to the third driveway on the right, and enter the underground visitor parking garage (South Garage).

By Car from the North on I-83

Take I-83 South to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695 Towson). Follow directions from the North on I-95 above.

By Car from the South on I-95

Take I-95 North to exit 53 (I-395 Downtown). Stay in the right lane. As I-395 ends you will see Oriole Park at Camden Yards in front of you on your left. Make a right turn onto Pratt St.; proceed three blocks to N. Charles St. Turn left onto N. Charles St. and stay straight for about three miles. Turn left onto 29th St. Move into the right lane and bear right after the next traffic light onto Howard St. Immediately after bearing right, make sure you are in the left-hand turning lane. Turn left at the traffic light onto Wyman Park Dr. Continue on Wyman Park Dr. to the third driveway on the right, and enter the underground visitor parking garage (South Garage).

By Car from the West on I-70

Take I-70 toward Baltimore; take exit 91A (I-695/Glen Burnie). Continue on I-695 to exit 11A (I-95 North Baltimore). Take I-95 North to exit 53 (I-395 Downtown). Follow the directions above from the South on I-95.

By Plane:

Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is 20 minutes driving time to the south of campus. Take a taxi from the airport and ask to be driven to Mason Hall on Wyman Park Dr., located on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins on North Charles Street, not the hospital.