Student Events

The second workshop for Young Female Researchers in Speech Science & Technology (YFRSW)

Dates: 20 August 2017
Location: KTH


Names and affiliation of organizers:

  • Heidi Christensen, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Abeer Alwan, University of California, Los Angeles, US
  • Kay Berkling, DHBW, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Catia Cucchiarini, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Milica Gašić, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University, New York, US
  • Karen Livescu, TTIC, Chicago, US
  • Catharine Oertel, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Odette Scharenborg, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Isabel Trancoso, INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal

The workshop is the second of its kind, after a successful inaugural event at Interspeech 2016 in San Francisco and is designed to foster interest in research in our field in women at the undergraduate or master level who have not yet committed to getting a PhD in speech science or technology areas, but who have had some research experience in their college and universities via individual or group projects. The workshop will include the following events: a welcome breakfast with introductions; a panel of senior women talking about their own research and experiences as women in the speech community; a panel of senior students who work in the speech area to describe how they became interested in speech research; a poster session for the students to present their own research; a one-on-one coaching session between students and senior women mentor; a networking lunch for students and senior women.

3rd Doctoral Consortium

Dates: 20 August 2017
Location: KTH

Following on from the success of the last two years, the Doctoral Consortium at Interspeech will be run again this year in Stockholm, Sweden. The Doctoral Consortium aims to provide students working on speech-related topics with an opportunity to discuss their doctoral research with experts from their fields, and to receive feedback from experts and peers on their PhD projects. The format of the Doctoral Consortium will be a one-day workshop prior to the main conference (20th August). Participants will be asked to make short presentations summarizing their doctoral work which will then be followed by an intensive discussion with the experts and peers. This event is organized by the Student Advisory Committee of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA-SAC). Prospective and current doctoral students from all speech-related disciplines will be invited to apply. Applications will take the form of a two page extended abstract, detailing the current direction of the student’s doctoral work, results and future plans. Applications will open early June.


Students meet experts

Dates: 23 August 2017
Location: Stockholm University

The Student Advisory Committee of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA-SAC) is very proud to announce that this year the Student meet Expert Event will be back to Interspeech in an exciting new format. Instead of splitting the students and experts into several groups, there will be first a panel discussion, with and among several experts, from both academia and industry. Students will be given the opportunity to hear about the different career paths the experts have taken and afterwards will be given the possibility to talk to the experts directly.

1st Excursion event

Dates: TBA
Location: TBA