27 October 2020

Professor Roger Moore awarded the ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) Special Services Medal.

Congratulations to Professor Roger Moore who has been awarded the ISCA Special Service Medal for service in the establishment, leadership and international growth of ISCA.

Professor Roger Moore at a conference

Professor Roger Moore has recently been awarded the ISCA Special Service Medal. The award recognises  service in the establishment, leadership and international growth of ISCA (International Speech Communication Association). This medal has only been awarded four times since 1999.

It is a huge honour to be given this award, and I thank my colleagues from around the world who helped me negotiate a satisfactory merger between these different organisations.  It gives me great pleasure to see that ISCA has not only grown from strength to strength, but is still a warm and welcoming international community.

Professor Roger Moore

Professor Moore was one of the founding members of the ESCA (European Speech Communication Association) and played a key role in creating ISCA and INTERSPEECH (the annual conference) by combining ESCA and EUROSPEECH with ICSLP

His key roles include:

  • Vice-President of the European Speech Communication Association (ESCA) from 1994 to 1997 
  • President of the Permanent Council for the International Conferences on Spoken Language Processing (PC-ICSLP) from 1996 to 2000
  • President of ESCA/ISCA from 1997 to 2001
  • Chair of the joint ISCA/ICSLP Working Party tasked with merging the PC-ICSLP with ISCA in order to create a single INTERSPEECH series of international conferences from 2002 to 2003

Professor Guy Brown, Head of Department, commented: “This is a very significant award which rightly recognises Professor Moore’s outstanding contribution to leadership of the international speech research community.”

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