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Fellows 2018

Denis BURNHAM
 
For contributions to auditory-visual speech perception and to infant speech perception development.

 

Simon KING
 
For contributions to text-to-speech synthesis and the use of speech production knowledge in speech technology.
Carol ESPY-WILSON
 
For contributions to speech acoustic modelling, speech signal processing, and applications to knowledge-driven speech recognition and speech enhancement.
Haizhou LI
 
For contributions to multilingual speech information processing.
Keikichi HIROSE
 
For contributions to research and leadership in the field of speech prosody.
Richard SCHWARTZ
 
For contributions to a wide range of speech and language technologies, with emphasis on search strategies and probabilistic modelling.

 

11th Christian Benoît Award

11th CHRISTIAN BENOIT AWARD

The Christian Benoît Award is given biannually to a promising young scientist in the domain of SPEECH COMMUNICATION to further their career in the field. The focus of the award's research topic may emphasise basic science or applied research projects.

The Award provides the elected scientist with financial support for the development of a personal short-term research project that:

  1. illustrates concretely the achievements of her/his research work;
  2. could help promoting this work in the scientific community, institutions and grant agencies in their geographical region/country;
  3. gives an overall view of the state of the art in the research domain.

The award is valued at 7,500 Euros and conferred by the International Speech Communication Association and the Association Francophone de la Communication Parlée.

The jury for the Award are the following:

  1. Gérard Bailly, chair
  2. Torbjørn Karl Svendsen, chair of ISCA Awards
  3. Phil Green, ISCA representative
  4. Hema Murthy, ISCA representative
  5. Véronique Delvaux, AFCP representative
  6. Martine Adda-Decker, AFCP representative
  7. Sankar Mukherjee, winner of the 10th Christian Benoît award
  8. Marcin Włodarczak, winner of the 9th Christian Benoît award
  9. Mathilde Fort, winner of the 8th Christian Benoît award

Information about the award and applications can be found here.

 


Fellows 2020

Prof. Paavo Alku (Finland)

For contributions in voice source analysis and its applications

 

                                                   

 

Prof. Catherine Best (Australia)

For contributions to non-native speech perception, bilingualism, and language acquisition.
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Prof. Martin Cooke  (Spain)

 For contributions to speech perception modelling, robust speech recognition and objective intelligibility models.
 

Prof. Thomas Hain (UK)

For leadership in the field of automatic speech recognition.
 

Prof. Satoshi Nakamura (Japan) 

For contributions to research on multi-lingual and cross-lingual spoken language communication systems

 

Prof. Bjorn Schuller  (United Kingdom)

For contributions to computational paralinguistics, and research and leadership in the speech processing community.

 
 
     

 

Fellows 2019

Martine Adda Decker
 
For contributions to multilingual speech processing and large-scale, corpus-based linguistics, and  for bridging communities.

 

 

 
Jennifer Cole
 
For theoretical and experimental descriptions of the sources of phonological and prosodic variability in spontaneous speech.
Mark Gales
 
For wide ranging, fundamental contributions to research and leadership in the fields of speech recognition, synthesis and statistical modelling algorithms.
 
Valerie Hazan
 
For contributions to speech perception and production.
 
Douglas O'Shaughnessy
 
For contributions to automatic speech recognition and leadership in the speech community.
 
Yannis Stylianou
 
For contributions to speech analysis, speech modification and speech communication. 
 
Christian Wellekens
 
For pioneering contributions in the use of neural networks in automatic speech recognition and education activity in speech science.
     

 

Fellows 2015

Pascale FUNG

For fundamental contributions to the interdisciplinary area of spoken language human-machine interactions.
Reinhold HAEB-UMBACH

For contributions to improving the robustness of automatic speech recognition.
Lori LAMEL

For contributions to human-machine interaction via multilingual speech processing.
David NAHAMOO

For technical contributions and leadership in speech systems and products.
Marc SWERTS

For contributions to the understanding of the linguistic and non-linguistic functions of audiovisual prosody.