Save the Date!! Join us again next year  July 3, 2017


Afeka Conference for Speech Processing

08:30 - 09:15

Networking & Registration

09:15 - 09:30

Welcome Remarks

  • Prof. Ami Moyal, President, Afeka
  • Dr. Irit Opher, Conference Chairman, Afeka
09:30 - 10:30


  • Prof. Li Deng
    Research Manager and Chief Scientist of AI,
    Microsoft Research, USA
    “Deep Learning Revolution: Speech Recognition and Beyond”
10:30 - 11:00 --- Coffee Break ---
11:00 - 12:00

Technology Session

  • "Uncovering the Information Capacity of Bat Vocalizations"
    Yosef Prat, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Israel

  • "A Hybrid Approach for Speech Enhancement Using MoG Model and Neural Network Phoneme Classifier"

    Shlomo Chazan,  Bar-Ilan University

  • "Data Driven Engine Fusion for Keyword Spotting"
    Noam Lotner, ACLP, Afeka

12:00 - 13:30 --- Lunch ---
13:30 - 14:30


  • Prof. Haizhou Li
    Research Director, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore
    “Speech Synthesis Perfects Everyone’s Singing”
14:30- 15:00

Industry Perspective

  • Jeff Adams
    CEO & Founder of Cobalt Speech and Language
    “How Market-driven Speech Research Led to a Breakthrough in Noisy ASR”
15:00 - 16:00

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Ami Moyal

Panel members: Prof. Li Deng, Prof. Haizhou LiJeff Adams, Dr. Christian Hennig

16:00 - 16:30 --- Coffee Break ---

Satellite Event - Unsupervised Machine Learning Seminar

16:30 - 16:45

Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. Itshak Lapidot, Satellite Event Chairman, Afeka


  • Dr. Christian Hennig
    Department of Statistical Science,
    University College London
    “Cluster Validation: How to Think and What to Do?”

Short Lectures:

  • "Sparse Signal Processing of Intracardiac Electrocardiograms"
    Dr. Tom Trigano, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering


  • "A perception – action cycle approach to understanding eye gazing distributions"
    Ron M. Hecht, General Motors & The Hebrew University


  • "Recursive inference of important sub-scenes in a user generated video"
    Raanan Y. Yehezkel Rohekar, Intel

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