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48 Awards were found.


  •  AWARD   Awaya Prize Young Researcher Award
    Date: March 11, 2014
    Awarded to: Yuuki Tachioka
    Awarded for: "Effectiveness of discriminative approaches for speech recognition under noisy environments on the 2nd CHiME Challenge"
    Awarded by: Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ)
    MERL Contact: Jonathan Le Roux
    Research Area: Speech & Audio
    Brief
    • MELCO researcher Yuuki Tachioka received the Awaya Prize Young Researcher Award from the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ) for "effectiveness of discriminative approaches for speech recognition under noisy environments on the 2nd CHiME Challenge", which was based on joint work with MERL Speech & Audio team researchers Shinji Watanabe, Jonathan Le Roux and John R. Hershey.
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  •  AWARD   Awaya Prize Young Researcher Award
    Date: September 26, 2013
    Awarded to: Jonathan Le Roux
    Awarded for: "A new non-negative dynamical system for speech and audio modeling"
    Awarded by: Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ)
    MERL Contact: Jonathan Le Roux
    Research Area: Speech & Audio
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  •  AWARD   CHiME 2012 Speech Separation and Recognition Challenge Best Performance
    Date: June 1, 2013
    Awarded to: Yuuki Tachioka, Shinji Watanabe, Jonathan Le Roux and John R. Hershey
    Awarded for: "Discriminative Methods for Noise Robust Speech Recognition: A CHiME Challenge Benchmark"
    Awarded by: International Workshop on Machine Listening in Multisource Environments (CHiME)
    MERL Contact: Jonathan Le Roux
    Research Area: Speech & Audio
    Brief
    • The results of the 2nd 'CHiME' Speech Separation and Recognition Challenge are out! The team formed by MELCO researcher Yuuki Tachioka and MERL Speech & Audio team researchers Shinji Watanabe, Jonathan Le Roux and John Hershey obtained the best results in the continuous speech recognition task (Track 2). This very challenging task consisted in recognizing speech corrupted by highly non-stationary noises recorded in a real living room. Our proposal, which also included a simple yet extremely efficient denoising front-end, focused on investigating and developing state-of-the-art automatic speech recognition back-end techniques: feature transformation methods, as well as discriminative training methods for acoustic and language modeling. Our system significantly outperformed other participants. Our code has since been released as an improved baseline for the community to use.
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  •  AWARD   MMSP 2012 Top 10% Paper Award
    Date: September 1, 2012
    Awarded to: Mu Li, Shantanu Rane and Petros Boufounos
    Awarded for: "Quantized Embeddings of Scale-Invariant Image Features for Mobile Augmented Reality"
    Awarded by: IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP)
    MERL Contact: Petros Boufounos
    Research Areas: Digital Video, Computational Sensing
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  •  AWARD   AVSS 2011 Best Paper Award
    Date: September 2, 2011
    Awarded to: Fatih Porikli and Huseyin Ozkan.
    Awarded for: "Data Driven Frequency Mapping for Computationally Scalable Object Detection"
    Awarded by: IEEE Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS)
    Research Area: Machine Learning
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  •  AWARD   CVPR 2011 Longuet-Higgins Prize
    Date: June 25, 2011
    Awarded to: Paul A. Viola and Michael J. Jones
    Awarded for: "Rapid Object Detection using a Boosted Cascade of Simple Features"
    Awarded by: Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
    MERL Contact: Michael Jones
    Research Area: Machine Learning
    Brief
    • Paper from 10 years ago with the largest impact on the field: "Rapid Object Detection using a Boosted Cascade of Simple Features", originally published at Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2001)
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  •  AWARD   TELECOM Systems Technology Award
    Date: January 1, 2011
    Awarded to: Toshiaki Koike-Akino
    Awarded for: his recent papers
    Awarded by: Telecommunications Advancement Foundation of Japan
    MERL Contact: Toshiaki Koike-Akino
    Research Area: Communications
    Brief
    • MERL researcher Toshiaki Koike was granted a "TELECOM Systems Technology Award" for by the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation of Japan
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  •  AWARD   ITS 2010 Outstanding Paper Award
    Date: October 29, 2010
    Awarded to: Jianlin Guo and Jinyun Zhang
    Awarded for: "Safety Message Transmission in Vehicular Communication Networks"
    Awarded by: ITS World Congress (ITS)
    MERL Contact: Jianlin Guo
    Research Area: Communications
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  •  AWARD   OTCBVS 2010 Best Paper Award
    Date: June 1, 2010
    Awarded to: Vijay Venkataraman and Fatih Porikli
    Awarded for: "RelCom: Relational Combinatorics Features for Rapid Object Detection"
    Awarded by: IEEE Workshop on Object Tracking and Classification Beyond and in the Visible Spectrum (OTCBVS)
    Research Area: Machine Learning
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  •  AWARD   DEIM 2010 Best Paper Award
    Date: February 1, 2010
    Awarded to: Hideya Shibata, Mamoru Kato, Mitsunori Kori and William Yerazunis
    Awarded for: "An Automatic Training Data Collection Method for Confidential E-mail Detection"
    Awarded by: The Forum on Data Engineering and Information Management (DEIM)
    MERL Contact: William Yerazunis
    Research Area: Data Analytics
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  •  AWARD   GLOBECOM 2009 Best Paper Award
    Date: November 1, 2009
    Awarded to: Toshiaki Koike-Akino, Andreas Molisch, Zhifeng Tao, Philip Orlik and Toshiyuki Kuze
    Awarded for: "Unified Analysis of Linear Block Precoding for Distributed Antenna Systems"
    Awarded by: Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM)
    MERL Contacts: Toshiaki Koike-Akino; Philip Orlik
    Research Area: Communications
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  •  AWARD   INFOCOM 2009 Best Paper Award
    Date: April 1, 2009
    Awarded to: Chandrashekhar Thejaswi P.S., Junshan Zhang and Vincent Poor
    Awarded for: "Distributed Opportunistic Scheduling with Two-Level Channel Probing"
    Awarded by: IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM)
    Research Area: Communications
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  •  AWARD   SICE 2008 Best Paper Award
    Date: July 1, 2008
    Awarded to: Nishiuma, N.; Goto, Y.; Kumazawa, H.; Komaya K.; Nikovski, D. and Brand, M.
    Awarded for: "Travel Time Prediction using Singular Value Decomposition"
    Awarded by: Journal of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan
    MERL Contact: Daniel Nikovski
    Research Area: Data Analytics
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  •  AWARD   ADESAQ Prize of Excellence for best PhD dissertation
    Date: May 1, 2008
    Awarded to: Amine Maaref
    Awarded for: "Applications of Random Matrix Theory to the Performance Analysis of Wireless MIMO Communication Systems"
    Awarded by: National Institute for Scientific Research, Montreal Canada
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  •  AWARD   ICCE 2008 Best Paper Award
    Date: January 1, 2008
    Awarded to: Jun Xin, Anthony Vetro and Shun-ichi Sekiguchi
    Awarded for: "A Study of MPEG-2 to H.264/AVC Transcoding with Half-Horizontal Resolution"
    Awarded by: IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Area: Digital Video
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  •  AWARD   ICCE 2007 Best Paper Award
    Date: January 1, 2008
    Awarded to: I. Otsuka, H. suginohara, Y. Kushunoki and A. Divakaran
    Awarded for: "Detection of Music Segment Boundaries using Audio-Visual Features for a Personal Video Recorder"
    Awarded by: IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
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  •  AWARD   Professor Alexander Hessel Award
    Date: July 1, 2007
    Awarded to: Jeffrey Tao
    Awarded for: Outstanding PhD Dissertation in Electrical Engineering
    Awarded by: Polytechnic University.
    Brief
    • MERL researcher Jeff Tao received the "Professor Alexander Hessel Award for the Outstanding PhD Dissertation in Electrical Engineering" at Polytechnic University.
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  •  AWARD   ISCAS 2007 Outstanding performance as Associate Editor
    Date: May 1, 2007
    Awarded to: Huifang Sun
    Awarded for: Outstanding performance as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
    Awarded by: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
    MERL Contact: Huifang Sun
    Brief
    • MERL researcher Huifang Sun received an award for outstanding performance as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology in ISCAS.
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  •  AWARD   IEEE Young Author Best Paper Award
    Date: March 16, 2007
    Awarded to: Michael Seltzer
    Awarded for: "Likelihood-Maximizing Beamforming for Robust Hands-free Speech Recognition"
    Awarded by: IEEE Signal Processing Society
    Research Area: Speech & Audio
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  •  AWARD   VIS 2007 Best Paper Award
    Date: January 1, 2007
    Awarded to: Yuri Ivanov, Christopher Wren, Alexander Sorokin and Ishwinder Kaur
    Awarded for: "Visualizing the History of Living Spaces"
    Awarded by: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS)
    Research Area: Computer Vision
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