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
11 September 2017 UKSpeech in Cambridge
25 September 2017 Emiru Tsunoo, Sony
Story Segmentation for Broadcast Stream
2 October 2017 CSTR general meeting
09 October 2017 Matthew Aylett
Bot or Not? Exploring the perception of acted, modified and synthetic speech
16 October 2017 Zack Hodari
A learned emotion space for emotion recognition and emotive speech synthesis
23 October 2017 Steve Renals
New projects and partnerships
30 October 2017
10:30am, IF-4.31
Leimin Tian (Viva)
Recognizing Emotions in Spoken Dialogue with Acoustic and Lexical Cues
06 November 2017 Ben Krause
Improving autoregressive sequence models
13 November 2017 ICMI, Glasgow
16 November 2017
2pm, IF-3.07
Martti Vainio, University of Helsinki
Hierarchical representation of of speech prosody using Continuous Wavelet Transform
17 November 2017
9:30am, IF-3.07
Sam Ribeiro (Viva)
Suprasegmental representations for the modeling of fundamental frequency in statistical parametric speech synthesis
20 November 2017
Lauri Juvela, Aalto University
Neural waveform generation methods for glottal vocoding
27 November 2017 Srikanth Ronanki (DDD)
04 December 2017

Coming up next...

(with date of last talk)
Junichi Yamagishi (25.05.15)
Joachim Fainberg (23.11.15)
Rasmus Dall (22.02.16)
Catherine Lai (11.07.16)
Ondrej Klejch (14.11.16)
Felipe Espic (03.08.16)
Srikanth Ronanki (04.08.16)
Korin Richmond (03.10.16)
Hiroshi Shimodaira (24.10.16)
Simon King (7.11.16)
Peter Bell (13.02.17)
Oliver Watts (27.02.17)
Sam Ribeiro (23.03.17)
Joanna Rownicka (25.07.17)
Cassia Valentini (31.07.17)
Avashna Govender
Carol Chermaz
Aciel Eskhy
Matthew Aylett (9.10.17)
Zack Hodari (16.10.17)
Steve Renals (23.10.17)
Leimin Tian (30.10.17)