Great job to Ph.D students Aleese Block, Tyler Kline, and Bruno Ferenc Segedin for presenting at the 2020 Linguistic Society of America annual Meeting in New Orleans!
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!
Georgia Zellou, Michelle Cohn, & Bruno Ferenc Segedin presented 4 papers at Interspeech in Graz, Austria.
See below for links for the papers:
Dr. Georgia Zellou and Dr. Michelle Cohn gave invited talks at the June 2019 Voice User Interface (VUI) Summit at the Amazon headquarters.
'Most Innovative Research' Panel
Undergraduate researcher, Melina Sarian, did a fantastic job presenting her research with collaborators Dr. Georgia Zellou and Dr. Michelle Cohn at the 'Most Innovative Research' Panel
Dynamics of Voice-AI Interaction Panel
Bruno Ferenc Segedin and Michelle Cohn presented two talks in our 'Dynamics of Voice-AI Interaction' panel
See below for the recording for the 5 Minute Linguist (5ML) competition, emceed by John McWhorter, at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting in New York City. The aim of the competition to communicate a research project to a general audience in just 5 minutes (and with no notes!).
We are thrilled that two talks selected as finalists were from our lab!
Talk 1 (0:00 - 8:22)
Michelle Cohn (University of California, Davis): Phonologically motivated phonetic repair strategies in Siri- and human-directed speech
Talk 2 (9:45 - 15:43)
Bruno Ferenc Segedin (University of California, Davis) & Georgia Zellou (University of California, Davis): Lexical frequency mediates compensation for coarticulation: Are the seeds of sound change word-specific?
Congratulations to the other presenters, as well!