Human Language Technology

Awards

  • Best Poster Award Runner Up Prize 2019 (Xiaoxue Gao): Xiaoxue Gao, “Speech-to-Singing Conversion and Synthesis” at 4th Workshop for Young Female Researchers in Speech Science and Technology of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, September 14th, 2019, Graz, Austria.
  • Zhejiang Lab’s International Talent Fund: Mr. Jibin Wu, received the “Zhejiang Lab’s International Talent Fund for Young Professionals” Zhejiang, China on 06 September 2019, for the project proposal of “Large-scale Automatic Speech Recognition with Deep Spiking Neural Networks”.
  • ISCA Grant 2019 (Xiaoxue Gao): Xiaoxue Gao, “Speaker-Independent Spectral Mapping for Speech-to-Singing Conversion,” in Conversational Speech Synthesis: from design to evaluation, 22-26 July 2019, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • Best Student Poster Award 2019 (Yi Zhou): Yi Zhou, “Cross-lingual Voice Conversion with Bilingual Phonetic PosterioGram and Average Modeling” Conversational Speech Synthesis: from design to evaluation, 22-26 July 2019, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award 2019: Jun Hu, Huajin Tang, Kay Chen Tan and Haizhou Li, “How the Brain Formulates Memory: A Spatio-Temporal Model,”  IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 56-68, May 2016.
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society Travel Grant (Yi Zhou): Yi Zhou, Xiaohai Tian, Haihua Xu, Rohan Kumar Das, Haizhou Li, “Cross-lingual Voice Conversion with Bilingual Phonetic Posteriorgram and Average Modeling” in International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 12-17 May 2019, Brighton, UK.
  • Best Presentation Award (in PhD Forum): Berrak Sisman, and Haizhou Li, “Limited Data Voice Conversion from Sparse Representation to Gans and Wavenet,” in 10th APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference, 12-15 November 2018, Honolulu, USA.
  • Best Student Paper Award: Gajan Suthokumar, Kaavya Sriskandaraja, Vidhyasaharan Sethu, Chamith Wijenayake, Eliathamby Ambikairajah, and Haizhou Li, “Use of Claimed Speaker Models for Replay Detection,” in 10th APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference, 12-15 November 2018, Honolulu, USA.
  • ISCA Grant 2018 (Berrak Sisman): Berrak Sisman, Haizhou Li, “Wavelet Analysis of Speaker Dependent and Independent Prosody for Voice Conversion,” in Proc. INTERSPEECH, 2-6 September 2018, Hyderabad, India.
  • Poster Presentation Award: Karthika Vijayan, Minghui Dong, Haizhou Li, “A dual alignment scheme for improved speech-to-singing voice conversion,” in  9th APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference, 12-15 December, 2017, Kuala Lumper, Malaysia.
  • Best Student Paper Award: Chitralekha Gupta, Haizhou Li, Ye Wang, “Perceptual evaluation of singing quality,” in 9th APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference, 12-15 December, 2017, Kuala Lumper, Malaysia.
  • Best Student Paper Award: Nancy F. Chen, Haizhou Li, “Computer-assisted pronunciation training: From pronunciation scoring towards spoken language learning”, in the 9th APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference, 13-16 December, 2016, Jeju, Korea.
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Outstanding TNNLS Paper Award: Qiang Yu, Huajin Tang, Kay Chen Tan, and Haizhou Li, “Rapid Feedforward Computation by Temporal Encoding and Learning With Spiking Neurons”, in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol.24, no.10, pp. 1539-1552, October 2013.
  • Best Paper Award: Jinyong Hou, Lei Xie, Peng Yang, Xiong Xiao, Zhixiang Liang, Haihua Xu, Lei Wang, Bin Ma, Hang Lu, Eng Siong Chng, Haizhou Li, ”A DTW approach to spoken term detection, ” in China National Conference on Man-Machine Speech Communication (NCMMSC), 25-27 October 2015, Tianjin China.
  • Best Paper Award (in ZeroSpeech 2015): Hongjie Chen, Cheung-Chi Leung, Lei Xie, Bin Ma, Haizhou, “Parallel inference of process Gaussian mixture models for unsupervised acoustic modeling: a feasibility study,” in Proc. INTERSPEECH, 6-10 September 2015, Dresden, Germany.
  • Best Paper M. Anandakrishnan Award: Sunil Sivadas, Boon Pang Lim, Thai Ngoc Thuy Hoang Helen, Muthalagu Meyyappan, Bin Ma, and Haizhou Li, “A Cloud-based Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition System for Tamil,” in 14th Tamil Internet Conference 2015, 30 May – 1 June 2015, Singapore.
  • IEEE Ganesh N. Ramaswamy Memorial Student Grant: Sven Ewan Shepstone, Kong Aik Lee, Haizhou Li, Zheng-Hua Tan, and Søren Holdt Jensen, “Source-Specific Informative Prior for i-Vector Extraction,” in Proc. ICASSP 19-24 April 2015, Brisbane, Australia, April 2015.
  • IEEE Ganesh N. Ramaswamy Memorial Student Grant: Liping Chen, Kong-Aik Lee, Bin Ma, Wu Guo, Haizhou Li, and Li-Rong Dai, “Minimum divergence estimation of speaker prior in multi-session PLDA scoring,” in Proc. ICASSP 2014, Florence, Italy, May 2014.
  • Best Student Paper Award: Zhizheng Wu, Tomi Kinnunen, Eng Siong Chng, Haizhou Li, and Eliathamby Ambikairajah, “A study on spoofing attack in state-of-the-art speaker verification: the telephone speech case,” in 4th APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference, 3-6 December 2012, Hollywood, California, USA.
  • Best Student Paper Award: Eryu Wang, Wu Guo, Li-Rong Dai, Kong-Aik Lee, Bin Ma, Haizhou Li, “Factor analysis based spatial correlation modeling for speaker verification,” in 7th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP) 2010, November 29 2010-December 3, 2010, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan.