Congratulations to the two winners of the Spoken Language Processing Student Travel Grant:
- Ming Lei (University of Science and Technology of China) — Paper 1776: “MINIMUM GENERATION ERROR TRAINING WITH WEIGHTED EUCLIDEAN DISTANCE ON LSP FOR HMM-BASED SPEECH SYNTHESIS”, with Zhen-Hua Ling and Li-Rong Dai; University of Science and Technology of China
- Yong Zhao (Georgia Institute of Technology) — Paper 3914: “ON NOISE ESTIMATION FOR ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION USING VECTOR TAYLOR SERIES”, with Biing-Hwang Juang, Georgia Institute of Technology
Announcement: Spoken Language Processing Student Grant
The IEEE Spoken Language Processing Student Travel Grant, sponsored by Drs. XD Huang, Alex Acero and Hsiao-Wuen Hon with proceeds from royalties of their book Spoken Language Processing (Prentice Hall, 2001), honors the student of an outstanding paper in the spoken language processing area accepted for publication in a conference (ICASSP) or a workshop (ASRU) sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society. This is a cash grant, with a fixed dollar amount, administered by the IEEE Foundation, which is to be used by each student to attend such conference or workshop. The recipient(s) of the grant will be announced at an event during the conference or workshop.
Candidates must be pursuing a degree at a university. Papers will be judged on the basis of quality and need, which will be evaluated by the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Speech Technical Committee. The application should be sent to the chair of the Speech Technical Committee (Steve.Young@admin.cam.ac.uk). Each conference or workshop will announce its deadline on its web site.
More information about the Spoken Language Processing Student Travel Grant is available at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/alexac/award.aspx