AppTek recently announced that Prof. Dr. Hermann Ney has been rewarded the 2021 ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement.
FREMONT, CA: AppTek, a pioneer in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Neural Machine Translation (NMT), and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) technologies, recently announced that Prof. Dr. Hermann Ney, the AppTek Science Director, Professor at RWTH University in Aachen, and Head of the Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition Group has been rewarded the 2021 ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement because of his "pioneering and seminal contributions to data-driven methods for automatic speech recognition and machine translation."
The International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) facilitates in a global context, programs, and exchanges in every field relevant to speech communication science and technology. The association is directed at all individuals and institutions invested in fundamental research and technological advancement aimed at defining, illustrating, and reproducing the different aspects of human communication through expression, i.e., without implying that the enumeration is exhaustive, phonetics, linguistics, recognition, and synthesis of machine speech, speech compression, recognition of speakers, and assistance to a medical diagnosis of voice pathologies.
Founded in 1989, the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement recognizes and honors a person every year who has made exceptional contributions to the field of speech communication science and technology. The award winner is selected by the ISCA Awards Committee and ISCA Board members through an extensive selection process.
Professor Ney has dedicated his life to pattern recognition and human language technologies that are neural and data-driven. He is a prominent scholar, researcher, and scientist in AI and machine learning, which is implemented to automatic speech recognition and neural machine translation. With 60,000+ citations, 700+ conference and journal documents, and a Google Scholar h-index of 100+, his efforts are renowned in the language industry. Professor Ney received the prestigious IEEE James L Flanagan Award for Speech and Audio Processing in 2019. He was honored with the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award in 2015 and won the International Association for Machine Translation Award of Honor in 2013.
The ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement award will be awarded at the INTERSPEECH 2021 meeting, where Professor Ney will give the opening keynote address.