Congratulations to ICSI Speech Graduates

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hari Parathasarathi, Mary Knox, Howard LeiTwo postdocs and one graduate student working on speech research at ICSI are moving on to exciting new research jobs. Congratulations to Hari Parthasarathi, Mary Knox, and Howard Lei as they embark on the next phase of their respective careers.

Weibin Zhang Joins Speech Group

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Weibin Zhang, Speech Group VisitorWeibin Zhang has recently joined our speech researchers. Weibin is a PhD candidate at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he has studied on a Hong Kong PhD Fellowship since 2010. Before that, he worked for Datang Mobile, first as a researcher and later as team leader of the multimedia group. While at Datang, he worked on speech enhancement algorithms such as acoustic echo cancellation and also on a multimedia system, Eden.

Giang Nguyen Arrives to Work With Networking and Security

Monday, June 10, 2013

Giang NguyenGiang Nguyen has arrived to work for the summer in the Networking and Security group. He received his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley in 2005 and after an industry stint entered graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is a PhD student. He has broad interests in networks and security, with a current focus on Internet censorship circumvention.

Using ICSI's Open-Source Bro Platform to Protect the Blue Waters Supercomputer

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Blue WatersGuest post by Adam Slagell, NCSA and the Bro team

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois faces unique security challenges as it must both maintain an open academic environment accessible to researchers around the world and protect some of the most valuable IT assets in the nation, a point brought home by the recent inauguration of the Blue Waters petascale computing system.

DAAD Scholar Alexander Ziem Joins FrameNet

Monday, April 15, 2013

DAAD visitor Alexander ZiemAlexander Ziem has joined the FrameNet project through our German visiting program, which is funded by the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD). Alexander studied at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn, and also studied abroad at the University of Melbourne. He has worked in various teaching and research positions at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Berlin, Bremen, and Basel, in Switzerland.

Impeding Forgers at Photo Inception

Monday, April 8, 2013

DAAD Scholar Matthias KirchnerGuest post by Matthias Kirchner

Digital images have become ubiquitous companions of our everyday life. At the same time, the very nature of digital data puts into question many of the positive aspects that we usually associate with digital images. Digital data can be manipulated easily. Powerful editing software, which allows even inexperienced users to conveniently process digital images in innumerable ways, raises questions regarding the authenticity of digital images.

New Finnish Visitor Ilya Nikolaevskiy Joins Networking and Security

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Finnish Visitor Ilya NikolaeskiyIlya Nikolaevskiy is a visitor working with Scott Shenker of Networking and Security. He's here on our Finnish visiting program, which is funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation through Aalto University and the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology.

Jussi Kangasharju, Visitor from Finland, Joins Networking and Security

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jussi KangasharjuJussi Kangasharju is vising ICSI's Networking and Security group through our Finnish visiting program, which is funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation through Aalto University and the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology.

Big Data or Expert Annotation - What's Best for Natural Language Processing?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Revenge frameIn 2006, Google released a corpus of more than 1 trillion words, making it the world’s largest. The corpus, pulled from Web sites and users’ queries,  is used for applications including statistical machine translation, speech recognition, spelling correction, entity detection, and information extraction. Three years later, Google researchers – including Peter Norvig, a former ICSI board member and now the director of research at Google – published a paper titled “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data.” They wrote that natural language processing tasks could be accomplished more efficiently and less expensively through statistical means than by methods that rely on human experts to annotate text.