HLT-NUS team achieved good results in Diagnosing COVID-19 using Acoustics (DiCOVA) 2021 Challenge. Congratulations to the HLT-NUS (Rohan Kumar Das, Maulik Madhavi and Haizhou Li), ranked 6th place (29 teams in total) in the Cough Sound Task. Please visit the link for more details.
HLT Lab received a visit from Prof. Kar-Ann TOH, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea on 08 February 2021. Please check out the photos.
HLT team has 9 papers accepted at ICASSP 2021. Please check out the “Publications” page for our newly accepted papers at ICASSP 2021.
Professor Haizhou Li has been elected as a Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Awards Board for the term January 2021 through 31December 2023. Please visit thelinkfor more details.
HLT Lab is pleased to co-organize the ICASSP2021 Signal Processing Grand Challenge: TheMulti-Speaker Multi-Style Voice Cloning Challenge (M2VoC). Organizers: Lei Xie, Hai Li, Song Shi, Haizhou Li, Zhiyong Wu, Xiaohai Tian, Fen Hong, and Hui Bu. Please visit thelinkfor more details.
HLT-NUS team has won top position in both tasks (Automatic Lyrics-to-Audio Alignment and Automatic Lyrics Transcription) in MIREX International Benchmarking 2020 and has been ranked first for automatic lyrics-to-audio alignment task two years in a row. Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Ms. Xiaoxue Gao and Research Fellow Dr. Chitralekha Gupta supervised by Professor Haizhou Li. Please visit the link for more details.
HLT-NUS team achieved good results in The Blizzard Challenge 2020. Congratulations to the HLT-NUS (Xiaohai Tian, Xuehao Zhou, Mingyang Zhang, Yi Zhou, Grandee Lee, Rui Liu, Berrak Sisman, Haizhou Li) has ranked 2nd place (8 teams in total) in the Shanghainese Synthesis Task, and the 6th place (16 teams in total) in the Mandarin Synthesis Task. Please visit the link for more details.
TOP 5 position in The Voice Conversion Challenge 2020. Congratulations to the HLT-NUS and ASLP-NWPU joint team (Xiaohai Tian, Zhichao Wang, Shan Yang, Xinyong Zhou, Hongqiang Du, Yi Zhou, Mingyang Zhang, Kun Zhou, Berrak Sisman, Lei Xie, Haizhou Li) who participated in Voice Conversion Challenge 2020 has ranked TOP 5 in both Intra-lingual Conversion (31 teams in total) and Cross-lingual Conversion (28 teams in total) tasks. Please visit the link for more details.
HLT team has 15 papers accepted at INTERSPEECH 2020. Please check out thepublicationspage for our newly accepted papers at INTERSPEECH 2020.
HLT Lab is pleased to co-organize Voice Conversion Challenge 2020 and a satellite workshop of Interspeech 2020 entitled “Joint Workshop for the Blizzard Challenge and Voice Conversion Challenge 2020” on 30th October 2020. Organizers: Tomoki Toda, Wen-Chin Huang, Junichi Yamagishi, Yi Zhao, Tomi Kinnunen, Zhenhua Ling, Rohan Kumar Das and Xiaohai Tian. Please visit the link for more details.
[9 April 2020] HLT Lab is pleased to co-organize a special session challenge on “Far Field Speaker Verification Challenge 2020” for upcoming Interspeech 2020. Organizers: Ming Li, Haizhou Li, Shrikanth Narayanan, Rohan Kumar Das, Wei Raoand Hui Bu.Please visit the link for more details.
[4 April 2020] A Long Paper ‘Modeling Code-Switch Languages Using Bilingual Parallel Corpus’ by Grandee Lee and Haizhou Li has been accepted by the 58th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2020).
HLT team has 5 papers accepted at Speaker Odyssey 2020. Please check out thepublicationspage for our newly accepted papers at Speaker Odyssey 2020.
HLT team has 6 papers accepted at IEEE ICASSP 2020. Please check outthepublicationspage for our newly accepted papers at ICASSP 2020.
HLT Lab is pleased to organize a special session on “The Attacker’s Perspective on Automatic Speaker Verification” for upcoming Interspeech 2020. Organizers: Rohan Kumar Das, Xiaohai Tian, Tomi Kinnunen and Haizhou Li. Please visit the link for more details.
HLT Lab received a visit from Prof. Murat Saraçlar, Boğaziçi University, Electrical and Electronics Eng. Dept., Istanbul, Turkey and Dr. Ebru Arisoy, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, MEF University, Turkey on 20 January 2020.Please check out the photos.
HLT Lab received a visit from Prof Eric Fosler-Lussier, The Ohio State University, USA, Prof Tomoki Toda, Information Technology Center, Nagoya University, Japan, Prof. Hemant A. Patil, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India and Prof. Hermann Ney, RWTH Aachen University, Department of Computer Science, Aachen, Germany on 13 December 2019. Please check out the photos.
HLT Lab received a visit from Prof. Tomi H. Kinnunen, Associate Professor, University of Eastern Finland, Finland on 11 December 2019. Please check out the photos.
First position in MIREX challenge: The “Automatic Lyrics-to-Audio Alignment” system by the team from HLT-NUS (ChitralekhaGupta, Emre Yilmaz, Haizhou Li) has outperformed all other systems in the International Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange platform MIREX 2019. (Poster link, MirexResults)
The HLT lab is organizing a Winter Seminar Series on Human Language Technology. Please clickherefor more details.
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.
Xiaoxue Gao received the Best Poster Award Runner Up Prize 2019, for the poster of “Speech-to-Singing Conversion and Synthesis” in the 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.
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”.
HLT Lab received a visit from Prof. Eliathamby Ambikairajah, Head of School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia on 03 September 2019. Please check out the photos.
Dr. Emre Yilmaz and HLT lab conducted “Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)” training workshop on 16 July – 30 August 2019. Please check out the photos.
HLT Lab received a visit from Prof. Gordon Cheng, Founder and Director of Institute for Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany on 15 August 2019. Please check out the photos.
Ms. Yi Zhou, received the Best Student Poster Award 2019, for the poster of “Cross-lingual Voice Conversion with Bilingual Phonetic PosterioGram and Average Modeling“, in the Conversational Speech Synthesis: From Design to Evaluation Workshop, 22-26 July 2019, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
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.
HLT Lab received a visit from Dr. Giorgio Metta, the Scientific Director at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy, and Director of the iCub Facility Department at the same institute on 25 June 2019. Please check out the photos.
Professor Li Haizhou received the 2019 IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award at IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 12 June 2019, New Zealand, for the paper entitled “How the Brain Formulates Memory: A Spatio-Temporal Model,” by Jun Hu, Huajin Tang, Kay Chen Tan and Haizhou Li, in IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 56-68, May 2016. Please visit thelinkfor more details.
HLT team has 18 papers accepted at INTERSPEECH 2019. Check out publications page for our newly accepted papers at INTERSPEECH 2019.
HLT Lab received a visit from Professors Jan Maciejowski (Cambridge University), Vincent Poor (Princeton University) and William Sanders (UIUC) on 9 April 2019. Please check out the photos.
We are hosting ASRU 2019 – one of the most prestigious events in speech signal processing! Visit http://www.asru2019.org for more info. HLT members (Haizhou Li, Emre Yılmaz, Rohan Kumar Das, Maulik Madhavi, Karthika Vijayan, Chitralekha Gupta, Berrak Sisman, Bidisha Sharma and Wei Rao) are appointed in the organizing committee. Please visit http://www.asru2019.org for more information.
HLT team has three newly accepted papers at ICASSP 2019! Check out publicationspage for our newly accepted papers at ICASSP 2019.
HLT team has three newly accepted papers at IJCNN 2019! Check out publications page for our newly accepted papers at IJCNN 2019.
Prof Haizhou Li was appointed as Member of IEEE Signal Processing Society Fellow Evaluation Committee (2019). Please visit NUS ECE news page for more information.