External Fellow and Board Member Are Named ISCA Fellows

August 27, 2013

Herve Bourlard
Hervé Bourlard

Andreas Stolcke

Board member Hervé Bourlard and external fellow Andreas Stolcke have been named fellows of the International Speech Communication Association. Fellows were announced at this year's Interspeech Conference, held this week in Lyon, France.

Bourlard, director of the Idiap Research Institute and an ICSI alum, is recognized for contributions to research and leadership in the fields of statistical and neural network-based speech recognition. He was one of ICSI's first visiting researchers in the late 1980s and has been a member of the board since 2001.

Stolcke, a principal researcher in the Conversational Systems Research Center at Microsoft Research, is recognized for contributions to research and leadership in speech and speaker recognition, understanding, and statistical modeling of spoken languages. He performed his doctoral research at ICSI and also held a postdoc appointment here after receiving his PhD in 1994.

The ISCA Fellow Program was established in 2007 to recognize association members for outstanding technical contributions and service to the association. Other ISCA fellows include Director Roberto Pieraccini, Deputy Director Nelson Morgan, and ICSI external fellow Elizabeth Shriberg.