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, ACLP, Afeka
09:30 - 10:30


  • Prof. Hervé Bourlard
    Idiap Research Institute and EPFL,Switzerland
    Deep Learning for Automatic Speech Recognition - Early Years and Current Trends
10:30 - 11:00 --- Coffee Break ---
11:00 - 12:40

First Session

  • Special Talk - Sound Capture and Speech Enhancement for the Needs of Distant Speech Recognition 

Dr. Ivan J. Tashev, Microsoft Research Labs, Redmond

  • Recursive and Distributed  Expectation-Maximization (EM) Algorithms for Speaker Localization and Tracking

Prof. Sharon Gannot, Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University

  • The Advantages of Semantic LM over Statistical LM

Mr. Noam Ziv, CEO, Semantic Interfaces Ltd

  • Automatic Transcription of High-School Lessons in Hebrew for Hearing Impaired Students

Mr. Yarden Karny, ACLP, Afeka

12:40 - 14:15 --- Lunch ---
14:15 - 15:15


  • Dr. Niko Brummer
    Nuance Communications, South Africa
    Meta-Embeddings for Speaker Recognition
15:15 - 16:15

Second Session

  • Industry Perspective - Conversational Speech: From Voice Connectivity to Voice.AI  

Mr. Gidi Adlersberg, Product Marketing Manager, AudioCodes 

  • Looking to Listen at the Cocktail Party: A Speaker-Independent Audio-Visual Model for Speech Separation

Ms. Inbar Mosseri, Google Research

16:15 - 16:30 --- Coffee Break ---

Satellite Event - Unsupervised Machine Learning Seminar

16:30 - 16:45

Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. Itshak Lapidot, Seminar Chairman, ACLP, Afeka
16:45 - 17:45


      Dr. Maya Ackerman
      Santa Clara University & CEO of WaveAI Inc
      Cluster Analysis: Bridging Theory and Practice
17:45 - 18:45

Short Lectures

  • Incremental Speaker Segments Clustering

Ms. Ruth Aloni Lavi, ACLP, Afeka

  • Learning to Estimate Under Transformed Probability Measures.

Dr. Koby Todros, Dept. of ECE, Ben-Gurion-University of the Negev

  • An Anatomy of Scaling Unsupervised Learning for Online Gaming.
  • Mr. Baruchi Har-Lev, VP R&D, Tomobox


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    Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of EngineeringACLP - Afeka Center for Language Processing