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.

Research Project Seeks to Identify Underlying Challenges to Current ASR Technology

June 12, 2012
A new research project at ICSI is focused on exploring automatic speech recognition (ASR) to understand the limitations and challenges from current technologies. Sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) via the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), the research aims to use its conclusions to lead to new methods for improving ASR technology.

FrameNet Members Win Antonio Zampolli Prize

May 25, 2012
Professor Charles Fillmore and Collin Baker of ICSI's FrameNet Project are co-winners of the Antonio Zampolli Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of language resources and language technology evaluation.

Algorithms Leader Richard Karp to Be Director of Simons Institute

May 2, 2012
Professor Richard Karp, leader of the ICSI Algorithms Group, will be the founding director of a theoretical computer science institute to be established at UC Berkeley with a $60 million gift from the Simons Foundation.

Roberto Pieraccini Visits Tekes in Finland

April 25, 2012
Director Roberto Pieraccini met with collaborators and partners involved in ICSI's Finnish visiting program April 23 to 25 in Finland. Since the program's establishment over 10 years ago, ICSI has hosted more than 50 Finnish visiting researchers funded through the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.

AI Student Omoju Miller Attends TEDx Summit

April 20, 2012
Omoju Miller, a graduate student researcher in the AI Group, will attend the inaugural TEDx Summit from April 16 to 20 in Doha, Qatar. The TEDx program sponsors local, independent events licensed by TED, the popular series of conferences on technology, entertainment, and design. The summit brings together 600 TEDx organizers from 90 countries to discuss ways to improve events. Last year, Miller organized TEDxEuclidAve, which focused on how to use technology and entrepreneurship to achieve social good.

MIT Releases Book by Director Roberto Pieraccini

April 10, 2012
The Voice in the Machine explores the evolution of human-computer speech technology over past 60 years.