ISCA-SAC: 2nd Mentoring
The 2nd Mentoring event was organized online by ISCA-SAC at Interspeech 2020 in Shanghai/China. PhD students had the opportunity to discuss one of the following topics with a team of two mentors per topic:
- Essentials of publishing
- PhD topic: focus and passion
- Time management for PhD students
- Professional development: planning ahead
- How to do research in academia vs. industry
We thank all mentors and students for making this event possible!
ISCA-SAC: 6th Doctoral Consortium
Today eleven PhD students presented their thesis work to a panel of experts at the 6th Doctoral Consortium organized online by ISCA's Student Advisory Committee. Each presentation was followed by a discussion with the experts aimed at establishing a roadmap toward refining the thesis. We are happy that students and experts from many different time zones have gathered to make this possible!
2nd Mentoring event - Register now!
Be a part of the 2nd Mentoring event of ISCA's Student Advisory Committee (SAC) at Interspeech 2020 for in-depth discussions with experts from academia and industry!
Monday, October 26th, 21:45-22:45 (Shanghai, UTC+8)
Register now: Form
More infos: interspeech2020.org/Student_Events/
ISCA-SAC: 7th Students Meet Experts - Panel of experts announced
Date: Wednesday, October 28th, 21:45-22:45 (Shanghai, UTC+8)
Panel of experts:
- Jon Barker, University of Sheffield, UK
- Tara Sainath, Google, USA
- Björn Schuller, University of Augsburg, Germany; Imperial College London, UK; audEERING, Germany
- Sunayana Sitaram, Microsoft Research, India
After successful editions in Lyon (2013), Singapore (2014), San Francisco (2016), Stockholm (2017), Hyderabad (2018), and Graz (2019) we are excited to announce that the Students Meet Experts event is now coming to Interspeech 2020 in Shanghai. We will have a panel discussion with experts from academia and industry. This year, the event will take place virtually.
You are welcome to submit questions. A selection of the submitted questions will be answered from the panel of experts. Please keep in mind that the experts and the audience are coming from different fields, so field specific and technical questions are less likely to be presented to the panel. To submit your questions and/or register for this event, we ask you to fill in this >>> form <<<.
All students participating in Interspeech 2020 are invited to register!
ISCA-SAC: 6th Doctoral Consortium - Panel of experts announced
The Student Advisory Committee of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA-SAC) is pleased to announce the 6th Doctoral Consortium. This event gives doctoral candidates the opportunity to present their research and discuss it with a panel of experts. The discussion includes feedback on the evolution and progress of their research. It helps them to identify a road-map toward refining their thesis. Doctoral students from speech-related disciplines participating in Interspeech 2020 are invited to apply! Participants will be selected based on their submitted abstracts.
This year, the Doctoral Consortium (DC) will take place virtually, as shorter online sessions, right before Interspeech 2020 in Shanghai.
July 1, 2020 Submission portal opens
August 1, 2020 Abstract submission deadline
August 22, 2020 Abstract submission deadline
August 31, 2020 Acceptance/rejection notification
September 14, 2020 Camera-ready abstract due
October 24, 2020 6th Doctoral Consortium
Panel 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)
Guidelines for Abstract Submission
Applicants are to submit an extended two-page abstract, briefing about the research pursued towards their thesis. It may incorporate published and in-progress work. The abstract must highlight the following points:
● motivation of your research
● key issues identified and/or addressed
● discussion of results
● future plans and road map for the thesis
● major contributions of your research
● Abstracts may be extended to a maximum of two pages including all text, figures and tables, plus an additional page for references.
● Abstracts have to follow the Interspeech 2020 template provided in the author's kit.
● Abstracts must have the applicant as the sole author. Acknowledgement towards supervisors, supporting agencies, and contributors to the work, can be made in a separate section.
● Submit your abstract in PDF format through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dc20201
● Accepted submissions will be published on www.isca-students.org and thus a submission inherently indicates a consent towards ISCA-SAC to publish the abstract.
ISCA-SAC: 2nd Mentoring - Mentors announced
Date and Time: Monday, October 26th, 21:45-22:45 (Shanghai, UTC+8)
The Student Advisory Committee of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA-SAC) is pleased to announce that we are planning to hold the 2nd Mentoring Event in 2020! After a successful first edition at Interspeech 2019, we would like to establish this event in upcoming years.
The event gives PhD students the opportunity to engage in a discussion with early-career and senior researchers from academia and industry. ISCA-SAC aims at providing a warm environment for
discussing questions concerning a variety of topics, such as research in academia and industry, equal opportunities, publishing, professional development.
This year, the event will take place virtually during Interspeech 2020 in Shanghai.
The event is planned in a round table format with two mentors and 6-8 PhD students per table. Each table will have an assigned topic and the mentors will be chosen and invited accordingly.
1. ) Equal opportunities in science
2. ) How to get a PhD with children
3. ) PhD topic: focus and passion
4. ) Time management for PhD students
5. ) How to do research in academia vs. industry
6. ) Overcoming adversity and finding your balance
7. ) Professional development: planning ahead
8. ) Essentials of publishing
We are open for topic suggestions during the application process (see below)!
- Gopala Anumanchipalli, University of California Berkeley, USA
- Visar Berisha, Arizona State University, USA
- Layla El Asri, Borealis AI, Canada
- Carol Espy-Wilson, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
- Milica Gasic, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
- Jesin James, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Sarah Levitan, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA
- Jinyu Li, Microsoft, USA
- Zofia Malisz, Division of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Bernd Möbius, Saarland University, Germany
- Catharine Oertel, TU Delft, Netherlands
- Rosario Signorello, Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie (CNRS & U. Sorbonne Nouvelle), France
Application: PhD students from speech-related disciplines participating in Interspeech 2020 are invited to apply via this >>> form <<<
We will select participants according to availability of mentors and topics on a first-come first-serve basis. You will be informed via e-mail!
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