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Hynek Hermansky receives 2020 IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award

July 5, 2019

Hynek Hermansky, the Julian S. Smith Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), has been named the recipient of the 2020 IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award. Administered through IEEE’s Technical Field Council, this award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions […]

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Mounya Elhilali promoted to professor

June 12, 2019

Mounya Elhilali, a member of the Center for Language and Speech Processing who is a Charles Renn Faculty Scholar that joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2008 as an assistant professor, was recently promoted to professor from associate professor. ECE Department Chair Ralph Etienne-Cummings describes Elhilali as part of a “new breed […]

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Speech recognition software and machine learning tools are being used to create diagnostic test for Parkinson’s Disease

March 27, 2019

Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease is tricky. Instead of the blood tests and imaging used to help detect other diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart problems, clinicians must rely on observations of the way patients move and speak, which is an often long and painstaking process. Laureano Moro Velazquez wants to change that. A post-doctoral student […]

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Jason Eisner honored by Association for Computational Linguistics

March 18, 2019

According to the Association for Computational Linguistics, the primary international scientific and professional society for scholars focused on computational problems involving human language, its Fellows are recognized for “contributions to the field [that] have been most extraordinary in terms of scientific and technical excellence, service to the association and the community, and/or educational or outreach […]

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Jason Eisner elected ACL Fellow

January 3, 2019

Computer Science professor Jason Eisner has been elected a  Fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics for  “significant contributions to probabilistic models and algorithms for finding linguistic structure, especially lexicalized syntax and morphology.” Established in 2011, the ACL Fellows program recognizes members whose “contributions to the field have been most extraordinary in terms of scientific and technical […]

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Mark Dredze appointed the John C. Malone Associate Professorship

September 20, 2018

  Mark Dredze, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been appointed as a John C. Malone Associate Professor. The John C. Malone Associate Professorship was endowed through the generosity of John C. Malone ’64, ’69 to support outstanding Whiting School faculty members within the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare. Mark develops new methods […]

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CLSP students win Best Student Paper Award at Interspeech 2018

September 6, 2018

Three CLSP students took home the award for Best Student Paper at this year’s Interspeech conference. The paper, Multi-Modal Data Augmentation for End-to-End ASR, was written by Adithya Renduchintala, Shuoyang Ding, Matthew Wiesner, and associate research professor, Shinji Watanabe. Interspeech is the world’s largest conference on the science and technology of spoken language technology. This year’s conference […]

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