Gopala Anumanchipalli Receives IEEE Spoken Language Processing Student Grant

 Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli Gopala Anumanchipalli, a dual degree doctoral student in Language Technologies at Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Carnegie Mellon University, was the recipient of one of two IEEE Spoken Language Processing Student Grants for his paper at the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2013).

The paper is titled A Style Capturing Approach to F0 transformation in Voice Conversion, and was written by Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli, with his two advisors Luis C. Oliveira, from IST/UTL, and Alan W Black, from Carnegie Mellon University.

Gopala Anumanchipalli is very honored with this recognition. “I believe the work we published can spawn a new line of research on the effective use of long range speaking characteristics of speakers for voice conversion with implications also in the fields of speech synthesis, speaker identification and verification.” Gopala Anumanchipalli hopes that “the grant will encourage more researchers to take up the challenge of using long term prosodic features for improvement of existing speech technologies.”

These awards are supported by funds from a book by three researchers at Microsoft (XD Huang, Alex Acero and Hsiao-Wuen Hon). The Awards Subcommittee of the Speech and Language Technical Committee (SLTC) judged his paper as superior.

March 2013

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