Human Language Technology

Achievements

  • First position in MIREX challenge: The “Automatic Lyrics-to-Audio Alignment” system by the team from HLT-NUS (Chitralekha Gupta, Emre Yilmaz, Haizhou Li) has outperformed all other systems in the International Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange platform MIREX 2019. (Poster link, MirexResults)
  • ECE post-graduate student won the second prize in 2019 International Collegiate Competition for Brain-Inspired Computing: The joint team from Human Language Technology Laboratory (NUS), and Multimedia and Interactive Computing Laboratory (NTU) emerged as one of the Second Prize winners in the 2019 International Collegiate Competition for Brain-Inspired Computing. The winning team is led by post-graduate student Wu Jibin supervised by Prof Li Haizhou from ECE Department.
    They received a certificate, as well as prize money of RMB 60,000.0. The award recognises the latest technology breakthrough in the learning algorithm for biologically plausible spiking neural networks. The highlight of the research includes the successful neuromorphic implementation of several large-scale pattern recognition tasks, such as image classification, automatic speech recognition and speech separation.
    More than 200 international teams participated in the competition held on the 19th and 20th October 2019 in Tsinghua University, China. The participating entries covered hardware, software, and applications in the area of brain-inspired computing for artificial general intelligence. Please check out the photo.
  • Mr. Jibin Wu, as nominated by the National University of Singapore, is selected by the organizing committee with full travel sponsorship to attend the second edition of the EPFL Engineering PhD Summit, Switzerland. Jibin will present our latest research achievements in the Neuromorphic Computing among other selected attendees from top engineering schools at the summit.
  • Leading Positions in ZeroSpeech Challenge 2019 ‘TTS without T’Congratulations to the NAIST, RIKEN and NUS joint team (Andros Tjandra, Berrak Sisman, Mingyang Zhang, Sakriani Sakti, Haizhou Li, Satoshi Nakamura) who participated in ZeroSpeech Challenge 2019 ‘TTS without T’ to rank 1st in Character Error Rate and 2nd in Mean Opinion Score among 19 international submissions. Details can be found at https://zerospeech.com/2019/
  • Third position in NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation (SRE) 2018: HLT-NUS (Rohan Kumar Das, Jichen Yang, Emre Yilmaz, Longting Xu, Haizhou Li) was part of the I4U team, who participated in the NIST SRE 2018 challenge.
  • First Prize in International Competition for Brain-inspired Computing, 2018: HLT-NUS Neuromorphic Computing team (Jibin Wu, Zihan Pan, Malu Zhang), won the First Prize in the Second International Collegiate Competition for Brain-Inspired Computing, 2018.
  • Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) : Prof. Haizhou Li was honored and recognized as an ISCA Fellow in the year of 2018 for his significant research contributions to multilingual speech information processing.
  • General coordinator of ISCA SAC: Ms. Berrak Sisman, a PhD candidate from HLT-NUS, is selected as the general coordinator of ISCA Student Advisory Committee for the period of 2017-2019.
  • A*STAR Awards 2016: Prof. Haizhou Li was honored with A*STAR Borderless Awards: Autonomous Vehicle Programme, 2016.
  • PS21 ExCEL Awards 2015- Innovation Champion (Bronze): Prof. Haizhou Li was honored with PS21 ExCEL Awards 2015- Innovation Champion (Bronze) by the Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore (Citation: for efforts in practicing application research to pursue fundamental understandings of speech recognition and machine translation technologies).
  • ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award: Prof. Haizhou Li and his team was honored with ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award 2015 by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (Citation: in recognition of an outstanding engineering project which has made significant contributions to the country’s development – Speak to Me in My Language).
  • MTI Innovation Activist Gold Award: Prof. Haizhou Li was honored with MTI Innovation Activist Gold Award 2015 by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore.
  • Best Technology Show and Tell Award: Prof. Haizhou Li and his team won the the best technology show and tell award in INTERSPEECH 2014, Singapore.
  • Fellow of IEEE: Prof. Haizhou Li was honored and recognized as IEEE Fellow 2014 (Citation: for leadership in multilingual, speaker and language recognition).
  • President’s Technology Award: Prof. Haizhou Li was honored with the President’s Technology Award 2013, Singapore (Citation: for the outstanding contributions to human language technology that have empowered the industry and benefited the Asian society. (Full citation PDF download, YouTube).
  • IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award: Prof. Haizhou Li was honored with IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2013, Singapore (Citation: voiceprint technology).
  • The Enterprise Challenge Award: Prof. Haizhou Li was honored with the Enterprise Challenge Awards 2004 by the Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore.
  • National Infocomm Awards: Prof. Haizhou Li was honored with National Infocomm Awards 2002 by the Infocomm Development Authority, Singapore Paper Awards.