Howard Lei Completes Ph.D.

December 30, 2010
ICSI has had the privilege of overseeing the doctoral thesis of Dr. Howard Lei of the Speech Group, who graduated at the end of December. Read Dr. Lei's dissertation

"Structured Approaches to Data Selection for Speaker Recognition"

H. Lei

UC Berkeley dissertation

December 2010

Speech Group Researchers Finalists at the ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge

October 25, 2010
For the second time in the two years the contest has been held, Speech Group researchers were finalists at the ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge, sponsored by companies like Google and Yahoo! Eladio Martin of UC Berkeley, Speech researchers Gerald Friedland and Oriol Vinyals, and Professor Ruzena Bajcsy of UC Berkeley were recognized for developing the first application for Android smart phones that uses WiFi and audio to accurately estimate where the phone user is inside a building. Their project, Using Android and Indoor Localization for Diaries, was one of two finalists in the Google Diaries competition.

Shuai Cheng Li Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

October 22, 2010
Shuai Cheng Li, a postdoctoral fellow in the Algorithms Group, has received the Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies Designation from the University of Waterloo, Canada. The distinction is given to one person from each graduate department per year.