ICSI Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees

October 15, 2012
ICSI has announced the appointment of six members to its board of trustees, growing the diverse group of academic and corporate leaders to 16 members. The expanded board held its annual meeting on Friday, when the new trustees officially assumed their duties.

Video Location Estimation System Receives Honorable Mention at MediaEval

October 9, 2012
Speech Group researchers and their collaborators at UC Berkeley received distinctive mention at the MediaEval 2012 Workshop for their video location estimation system. Their system was named the most novel theoretical approach to addressing the workshop's placing task, which challenged participants to find the latitude and longitude of consumer-produced videos and photos pulled from Flickr and YouTube.

NSF Awards $10 Million Grant to ICSI and Collaborators to Study Human Element of Cybercrime

September 25, 2012
ICSI, the University of California, San Diego, and George Mason University have received a $10 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the roles played by economics and social interactions in Internet security. While security research has tended to focus on the technologies that enable and defend against attacks, the new project emphasizes the profits that motivate the majority of Internet attacks, the elaborate marketplaces that support them, and the relationships among cybercriminals, who rely upon each other for services and expertise.

Speech Leader Nelson Morgan Interviewed on Marketplace Tech

August 13, 2012
Speech Group leader Nelson Morgan commented on speech recognition technology in a Marketplace Tech podcast. He said improvements to speech recognition technology are slow to arrive slowly because research relies on algorithms that have been used for decades.

Networking Leader Scott Shenker Appointed Chief Scientist of ICSI

August 10, 2012
ICSI has appointed Scott Shenker as its first chief scientist. Shenker, who has led ICSI's Networking Group since 1998, will help set its research agenda and represent the interests of its researchers. He is the first to serve as chief scientist of ICSI.

Postdoc Nils Peters Wins Best Paper Award

July 27, 2012
Postdoctoral fellow Nils Peters won a best paper award at the Sound and Music Computing Conference for a paper on the Spatial Sound Description Interchanges Format (SpatDIF). Peters's research in signal processing and spatial acoustics aims to analyze and semantically describe fields of sound.

Singapore Joins ICSI Visitor Program

July 25, 2012
Researchers from Nanyang Technical University (NTU) in Singapore will visit ICSI's Speech Group over the next two years through a research training program established by a recently signed agreement. Beginning September 1, NTU will send researchers from its Temasek Laboratories to visit ICSI in order to collaborate on speech research techniques.

ICSI to Collaborate with Microsoft on Conversational Human-Machine Interaction

July 24, 2012
Researchers at ICSI will work with Microsoft Corp. to advance the state of the art in human-computer interaction relying on speech and other modalities. The collaboration takes advantage of ICSI’s history of excellence in speech processing research and Microsoft’s wealth of data, technology, and experience in deploying natural speech interfaces in its services and applications.

Faculty Associate Receives 2012 Goedel Prize

July 12, 2012
ICSI Faculty Associate Christos Papadimitriou and his collaborator are one of three teams sharing the 2012 Gödel Prize. The prize is awarded for outstanding papers in theoretical computer science by ACM's Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.