ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement 2020

Over the past few months, the ISCA Board has sought out nominations for the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement. We received a large number of nominations and went through an extensive review process by the ISCA Awards Committee and all ISCA Board members (several rounds of voting to narrow to three finalists and then additional discussions). I am pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the 2020 ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement is Prof. Janet Pierrehumbert (Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford University).




This is the highest ISCA award for scientific and technical achievement, and certainly well deserved for the remarkable contributions Prof. Pierrehumbert has made to the field of speech communication, and in particular to phonology. The text below highlights the medal:

The ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement recognizes and honors an individual each year who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of speech communication science and technology. The award of this ISCA Medal has been established since 1989. The ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement is presented to the recipient by the ISCA President at the INTERSPEECH opening ceremony, where the Medalist also delivers a keynote speech.

Please join me in congratulating our 2020 ISCA MEDAL FOR SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT recipient! Prof. Pierrehumbert will be giving the opening keynote address at INTERSPEECH-2020 this fall.

John H.L. Hansen (ISCA President)