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 IF-G.03 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. 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
19 August 2019 Go to ICSA Colloquium: Romit Roy Choudhury
The Internet of Acoustic Things: Ideas, Challenges, and Opportunities
22 August 2019
Thu 3pm, IF-3.07
Chau Luu
Improving the speaker diarization pipeline using neural networks (First year review)
26 August 2019 Carol Chermaz
Evaluating Near End Listening Enhancement Algorithms in Realistic Environments (Interspeech practice talk)
02 September 2019 Andrea Carmantini
Untranscribed web audio for low resource speech recognition (Interspeech practice talk)
05 September 2019
Thu 3pm, IF-3.07
Carol Chermaz
Second Year Review
09 September 2019 Jennifer Williams
Disentangling Style Factors from Speaker Representations (Interspeech practice talk)
16 September 2019 Interspeech, Graz
23 September 2019 (SSW ends 22 Sep)
30 September 2019 Steve Renals
Speech Technology for Emergency Medicine
07 October 2019 No talk
14 October 2019 No talk
22 October 2019
Tue 1pm IF-G.03
Sameer Bansal
Low-Resource Speech Translation (Pre-Viva Talk)
28 October 2019 Oliver Watts
Where do the improvements come from in sequence-to-sequence neural TTS?
04 November 2019 Jason Taylor
Pronunciation Learning in Neural Sequence-to-Sequence Text-to-Speech Synthesis (Second Year Review)
11 November 2019
Mon 1:30pm Bayes 5.10
Ben Krause
Flexible Neural Architectures for Sequence Modeling (Pre-Viva talk)
18 November 2019 Zack Hodari
Discrete representation learning for prosody (Second Year Review)
21 November 2019
Thu 3:10pm IF-G.03
Pilar Oplustil Gallegos
Training strategies for TTS with spontaneous data (First Year Review)
25 November 2019 No Talk
02 December 2019 No Talk
09 December 2019 Shucong Zhang
Improving end-to-end speech recognition models (Second year review)
10 December 2019
Tue 12pm, IF-3.07
Joachim Fainberg
12 December 2019
Thu 4pm IF-G.07
Mari Ostendorf
Jon Oberlander Memorial Lecture
13 January 2020 Joanna Rownicka
Third Year Review
tbc 2020 Jacob Webber

Coming up next...

(with date of last talk)
Joachim Fainberg (13.02.18)
Simon King (14.05.18)
Junichi Yamagishi (11.06.18)
Shucong Zhang (24.09.18)
Joanna Rownicka (15.10.18)
Jason Fong
Ondrej Klejch (04.02.19)
Aciel Eskhy (25.02.19)
Korin Richmond (11.03.19)
Hiroshi Shimodaira (25.03.19)
Peter Bell (04.04.19)
Avashna Govender (20.05.19)
Catherine Lai (30.05.19)
Cassia Valentini (30.05.19)
Erfan Loweimi (03.06.19)
JinHong Lu (10.06.19)
Jennifer Williams (11.07.18)
Sam Ribeiro (29.07.19)
Chau Luu (22.08.19)
Carol Chermaz (26.08.19)
Andrea Carmantini (02.09.19)
Ramon Sanabria
Jie Chi
Dan Wells
Emelie Van de Vreken
Steve Renals (23.10.17)
Oliver Watts (28.10.19)
Jason Taylor (04.11.19)
Zack Hodari (18.11.19)
Pilar Oplustil (21.11.19)