Student events



Young Female Researchers in Speech Science & Technology 


Thursday, 8 September | 09:00 - 16:00 | 1 Market Street, Suite 400, Spear Tower, San Francisco | Room 1MST-4-Charles Crocker


  1. Names and affiliation of organizers:
  • Co-Chair: Abeer Alwan, UCLA, USA
  • Co-Chair: Julia Hirschberg, Columbia U, USA
  • Mary Beckman, OSU, USA
  • Carol Espy-Wilson, UMD, USA
  • Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Microsoft, USA
  • Pascale Fung, HKUST, USA
  • Esther Judd, ReadSpeaker, USA
  • Lori Lamel, LIMSI, USA
  • Karen Livescu, TTI-Chicago, USA
  • Yang Liu, UT Dallas, USA
  • Helen Meng, CU Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Mari Ostendorf, U Washington, USA
  • Bhuvana Ramabhadran, IBM, USA
  • Liz Shriberg, SRI, USA
  • Isabel Trancoso, INESC, Portugal
  • Petra Wagner, U Bielefeld, Germany


  1. Short Description:

Women in Science is a workshop for women undergraduate and masters students who are currently working in speech science and technology at Interspeech 2016. This workshop is designed to foster interest in research in our field in women at the undergraduate or masters 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 on individual or group projects. The motivation for the workshop is the realization on the part of many women in our field that there seem to be relatively few younger women at Interspeech conferences in the ‘pipeline’ to careers in speech. We wish to address this problem by providing a venue where younger students can present their work with more senior women as mentors and where senior women can describe their own research experience to the students.


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Saturday, 10 September | 19:00 - 21:00 



620 Jones Street | San Francisco | California


One of San Francisco’s premier event locations featuring a one-of-a-kind 8,000 square foot courtyard. The perfect place to gather with fellow students for a casual reception under the stars.  Hosted beverages and appetizers will be served.


Complimentary for Interspeech attendees registered as students. Pre-registration is required at the time of online registration.





Thursday, 8 September | ICSI, Berkeley, California

Click here to download the agenda.

Organized by the Student Advisory Committee of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA-SAC), 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. Each talk will last 20 minutes and be followed by 20 minutes of discussion. This forum provides an invaluable and enriching experience for the students.

Confirmed Experts include:

  • Stefan Scherer (ICT)
  • Helen Meng ( The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Marcin Wlodarczak (Stockholm University)
  • Bernd Meyer (John Hopkins University)
  • Carlos Busso (The University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Angeliki Metallinou (Amazon)


The Doctoral Consortium room is located in 1947 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, ICSI is on the 6th floor. You should check in with the security guard on the ground floor, take the elevator up to the 6th floor, and our front desk person will point you to the lecture hall.


Instructions on how to get to ICSI from San Francisco can be found here:



Friday, 9 September | 15:30 - 17:30 | Waterfront AB


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.


The Expert Panel will include:

  • Alan Black (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Alex Gruenstein (Google)
  • Thomas Drugmann (Amazon)
  • Frank Seide (Microsoft)
  • Karen Livescu (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago and University of Chicago Department of Computer Science)
  • Shri Narayanan (USC)
  • Lori Lamel (Limsi)


ISCA-SAC Contacts: 

Catharine Oertel (ISCA-SAC)

Angel Mario Castro (ISCA-SAC)

Jeanin Jugler (ISCA-SAC)

Lori Lamel (ISCA)

Elizabeth Shriberg (Local Coordinator)