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AI Leader Srini Narayanan Wins Semantic Web Science Association's Ten-Year Award

December 7, 2011
AI Group leader Srini Narayanan and his collaborators have received the Semantic Web Science Association's Ten-Year Award. The award recognizes papers that have had the most influence a decade after being presented at the International Semantic Web Conference. This is the first year the award has been given. Read the paper here >>

Speech Researcher Gerald Friedland Named Associate Editor of the Year by ACM Transactions

December 7, 2011
Speech Group researcher Gerald Friedland has been named the associate editor of the year by the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications. Friedland was recognized for excellent professional performance as an associate editor for the journal, a position he has held for the last year.

ICSI Announces New Director Roberto Pieraccini

December 5, 2011
ICSI is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberto Pieraccini to the position of director. In January, Pieraccini will succeed Nelson Morgan, who will continue to lead the Speech Group and assist Pieraccini as his deputy director. Pieraccini comes to ICSI from SpeechCycle, where he has served as chief technology officer since 2005.

Architecture Leader Krste Asanović Named a 2011 Distinguished Scientist

November 23, 2011
Professor Krste Asanović, leader of the Architecture Group, has been named a Distinguished Scientist for 2011 by the Association for Computing Machinery. The ACM Distinguished Member Recognition Program recognizes ACM members who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field.

Networking Researchers Featured in New Scientist

October 26, 2011
Networking Group researcher Barath Raghavan and UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Justin Ma have found that the Internet and devices that access it are responsible for about 2 percent of the total energy used globally. The researchers estimated how much energy it takes to manufacture end systems, such as laptops and smart phones, as well as how much energy these devices use.

AI Group Collaborating with UC Irvine

October 3, 2011
AI Group researchers will assist a colleague at UC Irvine in studying variations in color categorization among Pacific Rim cultures and in creating a public database showing how speakers of 116 Mesoamerican languages name different colors. The Mesoamerican Color Survey, collected between 1978 and 1981 by the late cognitive anthropologist Robert E. MacLaury, documents how cultures in Mexico and Central America categorize color and until now has been available only in hard copy.

Roberto Pieraccini Appointed ICSI's New Director

September 1, 2011
ICSI is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberto Pieraccini to the position of director. In January, Pieraccini will succeed Nelson Morgan, who will continue to lead the Speech Group and assist Pieraccini as his deputy director. Pieraccini comes to ICSI from SpeechCycle, where he has served as chief technology officer since 2005.

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