Friday, 9 September 2016, 9:30-10:30, Grand Ballroom ABC

ISCA Medalist ISCA Medalist

ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement
The ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement recognizes and honours an individual each year who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of speech communication science and technology. The award of ISCA Medal has been established since 1989. The ISCA Medal is presented to the winner by ISCA President at the Interspeech opening ceremony, when the Medallist also delivers the keynote speech. Visit this page to see the ISCA Medalists.

Saturday, 10 September 2016, 8:30-9:30, Grand Ballroom ABC

Edward Chang Edward Chang
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States
The Human Speech Cortex
A unique and defining trait of human behavior is our ability to communicate through speech. The fundamental organizational principles of the neural circuits within speech brain areas are largely unknown. In this talk, I will present new results from our research on the functional organization of the human higher-order auditory cortex, known as Wernicke’s area. I will focus on how neural populations in the superior temporal lobe encode acoustic-phonetic representations of speech, and also how they integrate influences of linguistic context to achieve perceptual robustness.

Sunday, 11 September 2016, 8:30-9:30, Grand Ballroom ABC

Anne Fernald Anne Fernald
Stanford University
Stanford , California, United States
Talking with kids really matters: Early language experience shapes later life chances
The foundation for lifelong literacy is built through a child's experience with language in the first five years. Integrating research from biological, psycholinguistic, and sociocultural perspectives, I will examine why millions of children fail to reach their developmental potential in the early years and enter school without a strong foundation for learning, resulting in enormous loss of human potential.

Monday, 12 September 2016, 8:30-9:30, Grand Ballroom ABC

Dan Jurafsky Dan Jurafsky
Stanford University
Stanford, California, United States
Ketchup, Interdisciplinarity, and the Spread of Innovation in Speech and Language Processing
I show how natural language processing can help model the spread of innovation through scientific communities, with special focus on the history of speech and language processing, and the important role of interdisciplinarity.