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
14 May 2018 Simon King
Speaking naturally? It depends who is listening
21 May 2018 Catherine Lai
Topic and Stance in Conversational Speech
28 May 2018 Go to Professor David Dunson's Distinguished Lecture (G.07)
04 June 2018 Jon Barker, University of Sheffield
The 5th CHiME speech separation and recognition challenge: Distant microphone ASR in domestic environments
11 June 2018
Junichi Yamagishi
The Voice Conversion Challenge 2018: Promoting Development of Parallel and Nonparallel Methods
25 June 2018 UK Speech, Dublin
02 July 2018
Bertrand Higy, Italian Institute of Technology
Small vocabulary speech recognition
09 July 2018 Alberto Abad, University of Lisbon
Recent (on-going) work on speaker adaptive training and domain adaption for low-resource ASR
16 July 2018
23 July 2018
30 July 2018
06 August 2018 Jeff Lai, Johns Hopkins University

Coming up next...

(with date of last talk)
Korin Richmond (03.10.16)
Hiroshi Shimodaira (24.10.16)
Peter Bell (13.02.17)
Oliver Watts (27.02.17)
Joanna Rownicka (25.07.17)
Cassia Valentini (31.07.17)
Carol Chermaz
Aciel Eskhy
Matthew Aylett (09.10.17)
Zack Hodari (16.10.17)
Steve Renals (23.10.17)
Sam Ribeiro (17.11.17)
Srikanth Ronanki (27.11.17)
Ondrej Klejch (05.01.18)
Felipe Espic (12.02.18)
Joachim Fainberg (13.02.18)
Andrea Carmantini (09.04.18)
Avashna Govender (16.04.18)
Simon Vandieken (23.04.18)
Simon King (14.05.18)
Catherine Lai (21.05.18)
Junichi Yamagishi (11.06.18)