21 April 2020

Professor Thomas Hain elected as ISCA Fellow

We are delighted to announce that Professor Thomas Hain has been elected on one of this year's ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) Fellows for 'leadership in the field of automatic speech recognition.'

Professor Thomas Hain portrait photo

"This is a very significant award that reflects the high esteem in which Prof. Hain is held by the speech and language research community. For more than two decades, Prof. Hain has made important contributions to automatic speech recognition technology that have helped to make practical speech recognition systems achievable. This award confirms his position as an international leader in speech technology research." 

Professor Guy Brown, Head of Department


The ISCA Fellows Selection Committee maintains a rigorous process of collecting and evaluating all nominations (more details are found on the ISCA webpage). After extensive evaluations and reviews, six distinguished researchers, including Prof. Hain,  will be elevated to the status of ISCA FELLOW for 2020. Their citations as well as affiliations are highlighted on this webpage.  All will be recognised at ISCA INTERSPEECH-2020 this fall.

ISCA is a non-profit organisation. The purpose of the association is to promote, in an international world-wide context, activities and exchanges in all fields related to speech communication science and technology. The association is aimed at all persons and institutions interested in fundamental research and technological development that aims at describing, explaining and reproducing the various aspects of human communication by speech, that is, without assuming this enumeration to be exhaustive, phonetics, linguistics, computer speech recognition and synthesis, speech compression, speaker recognition, aids to medical diagnosis of voice pathologies.

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