Organized by ISCA-SAC, the 4th Doctoral Consortium was held on Saturday, September 1st, 2018 at the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H), India.


The Doctoral Consortium provides students an opportunity to present their PhD projects to experts and peers and receive valuable feedback on research plans as well as interesting new ideas. This forum provides an invaluable and enriching experience for the students.

Board of experts:

  • Mathew Magimai Doss (IDIAP Research Institute)
  • Isabel Trancoso (INESC ID Lisbon)
  • Vikramjit Mitra (SRI International)
  • Bhuvana Ramabhadran (Google Inc., NY)
  • Richard Stern (CMU, Pittsburgh)
  • Prasanta Kumar Ghosh (IISc, Bangalore)
  • Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula (IISc, Bangalore)
  • Mariapaola D'Imperio (Aix-Marseille University)
  • Haizhou Li (National University of Singapore)
  • Guruprasad S (Audience Communications Systems India Pvt. Ltd.)


The agenda and abstracts for each of the presentations are available for download:

  Attachment   Size
Agenda 4th Doctoral Consortium   215.77 KB
Zhehuai Chen - Linguistic Search Optimization for Deep Learning Based LVCSR   492.12 KB
Rashmi Kethireddy - Acoustic Modelling for Spontaneous Speech Recognition   56.95 KB
Karthik Pandia D S - Discovering steady-state and transient regions in speech   147.29 KB
Manjunath K E - Study of Multilingual Phone Recognition using Indian Languages   93.17 KB
Chiranjeevi Yarra - A temporal analysis of spoken language learning for automatic tutoring   80.74 KB
Kamini Sabu - Automatic assessment of children’s oral reading for prosodic fluency   91.36 KB
Botsa Kishore Kumar - Multiple Emotion Recognition from a Speech Utterance using Deep Neural Architectures   371.63 KB
Meredith Moore - Designing Voice-Assistive Technologies: Enhancing the Quality and Intelligibility of Pathological Speech   141.54 KB
G. Nisha Meenakshi - Analysis of whispered speech and its conversion to neutral speech   118.57 KB
Madhu R. Kamble - Energy Separation Algorithm based Features for Replay Spoof Detection   382.26 KB
Sushmita T - Unsupervised Techniques for Blind Audio Source Separation   418.17 KB
Jesin James - Modelling prosodic features for Empathetic speech of a Healthcare Robot   133.86 KB
Nikhil Mohanan - Joint Speech Dereverberation and Denoising Using Constrained NMF   322.96 KB
Nirmesh J. Shah - Voice Conversion Strategies for Parallel and Nonparallel Data Cases   90.78 KB
Sishir Kalita - Objective assessment of cleft lip and palate speech intelligibility   91.76 KB
Ankur T. Patil - Automatic Speech Recognition: Low Resource and Noise Robustness   149.76 KB
C. M. Vikram - Analysis and Detection of Stop Consonant Production Errors in Cleft Lip and Palate Speech   572.02 KB
Hardik B. Sailor - Auditory Representation Learning   512 KB