The Centre for Speech Technology Research, The university of Edinburgh

CSTR Weekly Meeting - Talk Schedule

Time and Place

CSTR meetings will generally held on Monday at 16:10 in IF4.31/4.33 but may be prone to deviate this semester due to teaching and other clashes. Please check below for times and locations!


Meetings consist of a 30-45 minute talk followed by questions and discussion.


We've roughly scheduled CSTR members to give one research talks during the year. We expect these annual reports to be interspersed with practice talks, pre-viva talks, talks from visitors etc. At the moment, all regular CSTR members have been scheduled (excluding students who have already completed their DDD). Contact Catherine Lai to select specific dates or if you would like to enter the rota.

Do you have a great idea that you want to develop? You can always schedule a work-in-progress talk earlier than you appear on the list!

Talk schedule

Date Speaker
28 January 2019 Jose Novoa Ilić, Universidad de Chile
Automatic speech recognition for human-robot interaction scenarios
04 February 2019 Ondrej Klejch
Learning to adapt - a meta-learning approach for speaker adaptation
25 February 2019 Aciel Eshky
Automated synchronisation of speech and ultrasound by learning cross-modal embeddings
04 March 2019 Cassia Valentini Botinao
TTS for the blind
11 March 2019 Korin Richmond
25 March 2019 Hiroshi Shimodaira
Direct estimation of F0 from speech waveforms with a value-encoder neural network
29 April 2019 Elif Kaplan, University of Groningen
Are musicians at an advantage at the cocktail party?
06 May 2019 No talk (CHI, Glasgow, 4-9 May)
13 May 2019 No talk (ICASSP, Brighton, 12-17 May)
20 May 2019 Avashna Govender
Second year review: Synthetic speech optimised for low cognitive load
27 May 2019 CDT Distinguished Lecture: Molham Aref, IF-G.07
03 June 2019 Erfan Loweimi
Understanding and interpreting DNNs for speech recognition
10 June 2019 JinHong Lu
Speech wave-form driven head motion synthesis for conversational agents
17 June 2019 Zack Hodari
Using generative modelling to produce varied intonation for speech synthesis
24 June 2019 UK Speech, Birmingham
1 July 2019 Herman Kamper, Stellenbosch University
8 July 2019 Berrak Sisman, National University of Singapore
11 July 2019
Tue 15:10
Jennifer Williams
First year review
15 July 2019
22 July 2019
29 July 2019 Sam Ribeiro
05 August 2019
12 August 2019
19 August 2019
26 August 2019

Coming up next...

(with date of last talk)
Matthew Aylett (09.10.17)
Steve Renals (23.10.17)
Sam Ribeiro (17.11.17)
Joachim Fainberg (13.02.18)
Andrea Carmantini (09.04.18)
Simon Vandieken (23.04.18)
Simon King (14.05.18)
Catherine Lai (21.05.18)
Junichi Yamagishi (11.06.18)
Chau Luu
Carol Chermaz (10.09.18)
Shucong Zhang (24.09.18)
Oliver Watts (1.10.18)
Joanna Rownicka (15.10.18)
Jennifer Williams (22.10.18)
Jason Fong
Erfan Loweimi (26.11.18)
Zack Hodari (03.12.18)
Jason Taylor (11.12.18)
Pilar Oplustil
Ondrej Klejch (04.02.19)
Aciel Eskhy (25.02.19)
Cassia Valentini (4.03.19)
Korin Richmond (11.03.19)
Hiroshi Shimodaira (25.03.19)
Peter Bell (04.04.19)
Avashna Govender (20.05.19)