AnnaLee Saxenian Appointed Faculty Associate

November 1, 2003
ICSI has appointed a new Faculty Associate. AnnaLee Saxenian, of UCB's City and Regional Planning Department, will be working with BCIS on Silicon Valley development.

Speech Group Receives NSF Grant

October 22, 2003
Speech Group receives NSF grant "Modeling Idiosyncrasies in Speaking Behavior." Barbara Peskin of ICSI's Speech Group will head a project to improve speaker recognition through incorporation of higher-level features - e.g. derived from prosody, pronunciation patterns, word usage, even distinctive laughs - to augment traditional models that rely on short-term 10-20 msec frames of speech.

Networking Group Participating in $5.3 million NSF Grant

October 20, 2003
Researchers in ICSI's Networking Group, led by Vern Paxson, will be participating in a $5.3 million NSF grant to fund cybersecurity research. They will be collaborating with UC Davis, Pennsylvania State University, and Purdue University.

AI Group Receives DARPA Grant

September 30, 2003
The Artificial Intelligence Group has received a grant from DARPA to continue work on the FrameNet project.

Srini Narayanan Awarded Subcontract from the University of Texas

September 15, 2003
Srini Narayanan of the Artificial Intelligence Group has been awarded a subcontract from University of Texas at Dallas for work on an ARDA project "Causal and Temporal Reasoning for Question Answering Systems."

Michael Ellis Joins SysAdmin Staff

August 31, 2003
Michael Ellis has joined the ICSI SysAdmin Staff as its new Manager. David Johnson will be moving to a new role leading infrastructure projects.