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Model moves computers closer to understanding human conversation

December 20, 2021

This story originally appeared in the Hub. An engineer from the Johns Hopkins Center for Language and Speech Processing has developed a machine learning model that can distinguish functions of speech in transcripts of dialogues outputted by language understanding, or LU, systems in an approach that could eventually help computers “understand” spoken or written text in much […]

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Vishal Patel and Rajeev Yasarla win Best Paper Award at 2021 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing

December 16, 2021

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) graduate student Rajeev Yasarla and ECE Associate Professor Vishal Patel have won the best paper award at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) for their paper titled “Learning to Restore Images Degraded by Atmospheric Turbulence Using Uncertainty.” In the paper, Yasarla and Patel – who is a member of […]

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The limitations of AI-generated text

November 22, 2021

This story originally appeared in the Hub. Artificial intelligence has reached a point where it can compose text that sounds so human that it dupes most people into thinking it was written by another person. These AI programs—based on what are called autoregressive models—are being successfully used to create and deliberately spread everything from fake […]

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$2 million DARPA contract to advance bio-inspired event based cameras in 3D CMOS technology

September 8, 2021

Research conducted by Andreas Andreou, a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and member of the Center for Language and Speech Processing, as part of a $2 million contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will advance bio-inspired event based camera architecture with embedded computation. The work will continue 20 […]

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Vishal Patel receives IAPR’s Young Biometrics Investigator Award

August 6, 2021

Vishal Patel, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who is also a member of the Center for Language and Speech Processing, has received the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Young Biometrics Investigator Award (YBIA). IAPR is an international association of non-profit, scientific, and professional organizations concerned with pattern recognition, […]

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Tom Lippincott receives primary appointment from Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

April 27, 2021

Assistant Research Professor and Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) member Tom Lippincott has received a primary appointment in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Starting on July 1, Lippincott will assume the position of Director of Digital Humanities for the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute (AGHI). He will also hold secondary appointments in […]

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Laureano Moro-Velazquez receives Best PhD Thesis Award at Iberspeech 2021

March 30, 2021

Laureano Moro-Velazquez, an assistant research scientist in the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), recently received the Best PhD Thesis Award at Iberspeech 2021. Iberspeech 2021, which was held virtually from March 24-25, is meant to highlight the work of scientists from Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. Every two years, the conference’s committee awards […]

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Vishal Patel receives NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award

March 24, 2021

The National Science Foundation has selected Vishal Patel, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the Center for Language and Speech Processing, for its Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence. Using the $500,000, five-year award, Patel and his team aim to […]

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