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Speech Engineering and Computational Neuroscience of Speech (SECNS '16)

  • UCSF Mission Bay Campus 657 Nelson Rising Lane San Francisco, CA, 94158 United States (map)

About  [top] 

Motivation: Several of the goals of speech scientists and neuroscientists working in speech are of mutual relevance and are increasingly converging into each other. The aim of this workshop is to promote exchange of ideas, methods, data and to foster collaborations between researchers working in these fields. This synergy between the neuroscience of speech and computer speech technologies is indispensable for creating the next generation rehabilitative technologies for a range of speech and language disorders and to bring computer based speech technologies closer to human performance in speech recognition, synthesis and understanding.


Program Outline


8:30 - 9:00 AM        Registration + Coffee

9:00 - 9:10 AM        Welcome Address -- Edward F Chang

9:10 - 9:45 AM         Invited Talk1 : Perception 1

9:45 - 10:20 AM       Invited Talk 2 : Perception 2

10:20 - 12:00 PM     Poster Session: Perception

1:10 - 1:45 PM           Invited Talk 2: Production 1

1:45 - 2:20 PM         Invited Talk 2: Production 2

2:20 - 4:20 PM        Poster session : Production

4:20 - 5:20 PM        Panel discussion

5:20 - 5:30 PM        Thanks and adjourn


Invited Speakers

Li Deng (Microsoft Research)

Alex Huth (UC Berkeley)

Vikram Ramanarayan (ETS)

Tanja Schultz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)


Abstracts   [top]


Scope of abstracts:


Unifying methods for understanding speech perception/production, including applications to neural data.

Evidence of low-to-high level speech and linguistic features in the brain.

Neural modalities of interest- ECoG, fMRI, MEG etc.

Behavior Modalities: Speech Acoustics, Ultrasound, EMA, EMG, rtMRI etc.

Important Dates   [top]


Abstract Submission        June 24, 2016

Notifications                     August 1 , 2016

Organizing/Technical Committee   [top]


Edward F. Chang, UCSF

Gopala Anumanchipalli, UCSF

Erik Edwards, UCSF

Liberty Hamilton, UCSF

Matt Leonard, UCSF

Kristofer Bouchard, LBNL

Jim Hieronymus, ICSI Berkeley

Keith Johnson, UC Berkeley

Contact Information   [top]


Edward F. Chang

Center for Integrative Neuroscience

675 Nelson Rising Lane, San Francisco, CA 94158