Plenary Lectures

DR. Jody Kreiman

Dr. Jody Kreiman, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she serves as Co-Director of the Voice Perception Laboratory. Her research focuses on understanding linkages between voice production and perception, and on developing tools for validly measuring the sound of a person’s voice.  Recent work extends these studies to examine how to characterize a varying, complex voice pattern in ways that are acoustically, physiologically, and perceptually valid, to explicate what it means to sound like oneself rather than someone else.

Dr. Khalid Choukri

Dr. Khalid Choukri obtained an Electrical Engineering degree from École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC, Toulouse, France), and a  Doctoral degree in Computer Sciences and Signal Processing at the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Télécom ParisTech) in Paris. He has also consulted for several  companies related to speech technologies. In 1989, he joined CAP GEMINI INNOVATION, R&D Center of CAP Gemini,  to work as the team leader on speech processing, oral dialogues and neural networks. He then moved to an SME (ACSYS, a leading company in Interactive voice systems) in September 1992 to take on the position of speech technologies manager.

Since 1995, he has been the executive director of the European Language Resources Association (ELRA) and the Founder and Managing Director of the distribution agency (ELDA) for which the priority activities include the collection and distribution of Language Resources and the evaluation of language technologies. Khalid CHOUKRI is part of the organizing committee of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), a major event of the Language technology field.



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