Thanks to Daan van Esch (Google) for coming to visit the Phonetics Lab, going out to lunch with us, and giving a guest lecture this Thursday!
Great job to Tyler Kline and Aleese Block who presented at the California Meeting on Psycholinguistics (CAMP3) this weekend at UC Santa Cruz!
Welcome to new RAs this Fall 2019: Mia Fagan, Riley Stray, Bryce Jacobs, & Julian Rambob!
While at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) this September, Michelle Cohn met up with Dr. Jonas Beskow, co-founder of Furhat Robotics, and Ph.D. student Patrik Jonell. Together with Georgia Zellou, they are conducting a study to test the role of embodiment and gender in human's voice-AI interaction with three platforms: Amazon Echo, Nao, and Furhat.
Georgia Zellou, Michelle Cohn, & Bruno Ferenc Segedin presented 4 papers at Interspeech in Graz, Austria.
See below for links for the papers:
The Phonetics Lab in the Department of Linguistics at UC Davis is recruiting applications for undergraduate research assistant (RAs) positions for Fall 2019- Winter 2020 (with possibility of extension). RAs are expected to work approximately 6-8 hours a week in the lab and will receive 2 units of LIN 199 credit per quarter (4 units count as upper division elective toward LIN major).
Application deadline: September 21, 2019
To apply, email the following to Dr. Michelle Cohn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We were pleased to present three projects from the Phon lab at the 2019 International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), held in Melbourne, Australia.
Please see the links for the conference papers:
Congrats to Michelle Cohn for receiving a two year NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Dr. Georgia Zellou (PI: UC Davis Phonetics Lab, Dept. of Linguistics), Dr. Zhou Yu (PI: UC Davis Language and Multimodal Interaction Lab, Dept. of Computer Science) and Dr. Katharine Graf Estes (PI: UC Davis Language Learning Lab, Dept. of Psychology).
Click here to see the official NSF posting
Dr. Georgia Zellou and Dr. Michelle Cohn gave invited talks at the June 2019 Voice User Interface (VUI) Summit at the Amazon headquarters.
Congratulations to Dr. Georgia Zellou, who received the 2019 UC Davis Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research!
And congratulations to senior undergraduate researcher Bruno Ferenc Segedin, who received Honorable Mention for the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research!