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Lassonde research wins prestigious IEEE Best Paper Award

Lassonde researchers are making your phone pay better attention to you.

Professor Hui Jiang from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and his former PhD student, Dr. Ossama Abdel-Hamid, have received the 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Best Paper Award

This award is widely recognized as the most valued paper award in the field of signal processing. 

Published in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, the paper titled “Convolutional Neural Networks for Speech Recognition” explores the reduction of error in speech recognition software using the convolutional neural networks (CNNs) model.

Dr. Abdel-Hamid and Prof. Jiang are pioneers of this research and their work has been widely cited during the past few years.

This award-winning paper constitutes the main part of Dr. Abdel-Hamid’s dissertation, defended at York in 2014. He is currently working as a research scientist in the Siri group at Apple. 


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