Congratulations to Mari Ostendorf!

14 Jan Congratulations to Mari Ostendorf!

Data2insight would like to congratulate Professor Mari Ostendorf, UW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who won the 2018 IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award for her innovative research and improving spoken language technology.

“Dr. Ostendorf’s extensive contributions to natural language processing and speech technology has been playing a major part in conquering the limitations of spoken language technology,” said Radha Poovendran, professor and chair of electrical & computer engineering. “She is a pioneer in interactive conversational AI, a multi-billion dollar industry.” (source)

The award is sponsored by IEEE Signal Processing Society.  It is presented to an individual or a team of not more than three.  The scope is for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of speech and/or audio signal processing.  The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium.  To learn more about the award, check out this site.

Join data2insight as we send our congratulations to Professor Ostendorf!