Organized by ISCA-SAC, the 6th Doctoral Consortium was remotely held on Saturday, 24 October 2020.

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:

  • Amalia Arvaniti (Radboud University, Netherlands)
  • Gerard Bailly (GIPSA-lab, CNRS, France)
  • Nicholas Cummins (King’s College London, UK)
  • Julia Hirschberg (Columbia University, USA)
  • Shrikanth Narayanan (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Yao Qian (Microsoft Research, USA)
  • Andrew Wedel (University of Arizona, USA)
  • Jinsong Zhang (Beijing Language And Culture University, China)

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

Sin Yu Bonnie Ho - Optimization of the data processing pipeline for pseudo-words in phonetics research
Siddique Latif - Deep Representation Learning for Improving Speech Emotion Recognition
Rahul Jaiswal - Towards a Non-Intrusive Context-Aware Speech Quality Model
Kamini Sabu - Automatic assessment of children’s oral reading skills
Haoxin Ma - Hypersphere Embedding and Additive Margin for Query-by-example Keyword Spotting
Bin Zhao - Temporal-Spatial-Spectral Investigation of Brain Network Dynamics in Human Speech Perception and Production
Rini A Sharon - Neural decoding of continuous speech EEG signals
Wei Xue - Developing Valid Measurement Procedures for Speech Intelligibility of Pathological Speech
Lei Xi - French Prosodic Phrasing in Chinese Learners: ERP studies
Sai Sirisha Rallabandi - A framework to incorporate aspects of social perception in synthetic voices
Badr M. Abdullah - Making Sense of What Sounds Similar: Modelling Mutual Intelligibility among Related Languages