NEWS  |  MERL Speech & Audio researchers present two sold-out tutorials at Interspeech 2016

Date released: Sep 29, 2016

  •  NEWS   MERL Speech & Audio researchers present two sold-out tutorials at Interspeech 2016
  • Date:

    September 8, 2016

  • Description:

    MERL Speech and Audio Team researchers Shinji Watanabe and Jonathan Le Roux presented two tutorials on September 8 at the Interspeech 2016 conference, held in San Francisco, CA. Shinji collaborated with Marc Delcroix (NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan) to deliver a three-hour lecture on "Recent Advances in Distant Speech Recognition", drawing upon their experience organizing and participating in six different recent robust speech processing challenges. Jonathan teamed with Emmanuel Vincent (Inria, France) and Hakan Erdogan (Sabanci University, Microsoft Research) to give an in-depth tour of the latest advances in "Learning-based Approaches to Speech Enhancement And Separation". This collaboration stemmed from extensive stays at MERL by Emmanuel and Hakan, Emmanuel as a summer visitor, and Hakan as a MERL visiting research scientist for over a year while on sabbatical.

    Both tutorials were sold out, each attracting more than 100 researchers and students in related fields, and received high praise from audience members.

  • Where:

    Interspeech 2016, San Francisco, CA

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  • Research Areas:

    Speech & Audio, Artificial Intelligence

  • Related Publications:
  •  Delcroix, M., Watanabe, S., "Recent Advances in Distant Speech Recognition," Tech. Rep. TR2016-115, Interspeech Tutorials, September 2016.
  •  Le Roux, J., Vincent, E., Erdogan, H., "Learning- Based Approaches to Speech Enhancement and Separation," Tech. Rep. TR2016-113, Interspeech Tutorials, September 2016.