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.

FrameNet Director Charles Fillmore Receives ACL Lifetime Achievement Award

July 11, 2012
Professor Charles Fillmore, director of ICSI's FrameNet Project, has received the Association for Computational Linguistics's Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given for widely recognized, sustained, and enduring contributions to the field of computational linguistics over a long period.

Director Roberto Pieraccini Named 'Speech Luminary' by Speech Tech Magazine

July 1, 2012
Director Roberto Pieraccini has been named a 2012 speech luminary by Speech Technology magazine. The speech luminary awards are given each year to honor those whose creativity and drive have significantly influenced the speech technology industry.

Alumni Receive IEEE Hamming Medal

June 30, 2012
Michael Luby, a long-time collaborator and the former leader of ICSI's Algorithms Group, has received the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal. Luby shares the award with ICSI alum Amin Shokrollahi. They are recognized for developing efficient and flexible data coding methods that have enabled the success of information distribution applications such as video streaming and delivery of data to mobile devices.