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Mary Chapman. University of Illinois recorded voice project recruiting ALS patients. ALS News Today, Jan, 2024

Alex Ossola. Alexa, Can You Hear Me? Making AI Voice Assistants Better for Everyone.. WSJ’s The Future of Everything, Jan, 2024

Beckman Institute at Illinois. Speech Accessibility Project begins recruiting people with ALS. Speech Accessibility Project, Jan, 2024

Laura Warren. FINDING SOLUTIONS: New project ensures everyone can be understood. WRDW, Dec, 2023

Sheryl Lowenhar. Speech Accessibility Project. The Parkinson’s Experience Podcast, vol. 084, Dec, 2023

Luke Taylor. UI researchers working to make speech-recognition technology more accessible. News-Gazette, Nov, 2023

Chloé Touzet. Using AI to support people with disability in the labour market. no. 7, Nov, 2023

Amanda Brennan. U of I researchers working to make voice recognition more accessible, inclusive. WCIA.com, Nov, 2023

Emily Baxi, Nate Blaylock, Grace Chang, Olivier Elemento, & Mark Hasegawa-Johnson. The Spoken Word: What Can Our Speech Tell Us About Our Health and Well-Being?. Milken Institute Future of Health Summit, Nov, 2023

Lizzy Lawrence. Experts talk detecting disease from voice biomarkers with AI, privacy concerns. STAT, Nov, 2023

Meg Dickinson. Speech Accessibility Project now recruiting adults with Down syndrome. Beckman Institute News Stories, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, Nov, 2023

Lisa O’Malley. UIUC Leads Effort to Make Speech Recognition Technology More Inclusive. Insight Into Diversity, Nov, 2023

Sarah Wells. Startup Aims for Real-Time “Human-Level” AI Transcripts: Echo Labs seeks a solution with a biologically inspired approach. IEEE Spectrum, Sep, 2023

Bridget Murray Law. CSD 2.0: How Artificial Intelligence Could Change the Way We Work. ASHA Leader, vol. 28, no. 5, Sep, 2023

Lourdes Duarte. U of I researchers’ Speech Accessibility Project aims to make voice recognition tech more useful. WGN News, Aug, 2023

Natalie Bomke. Cutting-edge project underway at U of I to enhance voice recognition software. FOX 32 Chicago, Aug, 2023

Meg Dickinson. Speech Accessibility Project recruiting people with Parkinson’s. Beckman Institute News Stories, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, Aug, 2023

Robin Springer. The Speech Accessibility Project Could Open Doors, Literally. Speech Technology Magazine, Jul, 2023

Jie Tony Wang. 大语言模型时代下,我们的工作有什么变化?(How will our work change in the era of big language models?). Zhuanlan Zhihu, Jul, 2023

Michael Quaglia. Voices Unveiled: Breaking Barriers with Speech Accessibility. Young Onset Parkinson’s Network Podcast, Jun, 2023

Petros Maragos, Kostas Barberidis, & Petros Boufounos. Top 3% Paper Recognition. Proceedings of ICASSP, Jun, 2023

Beckman Institute. The Speech Accessibility Project now has a clinical trial!. Twitter, Jun, 2023

Beckman Institute. The Speech Accessibility Project seeks to make speech technology more useful for people with diverse speech patterns and disabilities. Twitter, May, 2023

Illinois ECE. A disability is not a physical fact about you. A disability is the interaction between physical differences in the way your body works and the things you’re able to do.. Twitter, May, 2023

Beckman Institute. Beckman researcher Mark Hasegawa-Johnson devoted his career to creating accessible speech technologies. Now, he is a Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association.. Twitter, Apr, 2023

Jenna Bushman. Poetry, phonemics, and accessible tech: Q&A with Mark Hasegawa-Johnson. Beckman Institute News Stories, Apr, 2023

Illinois ECE. Professor Mark Hasegawa-Johnson has been elected as a Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association.. Twitter, Apr, 2023

Eleanor Wylie. Hasegawa-Johnson elected Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association. Electrical & Computer Engineering Newsroom, Apr, 2023

Chris Wellekens. 2023 ISCA Fellows Announced. ISCAPad, Apr, 2023

Bradley Metrock. This Week In Voice (S8E3) ft Speech Accessibility Proj, OpenDialog, VoicePlug, One AI, & HumanFirst. This Week in Voice, vol. 8, no. 3, Mar, 2023

Mark Hasegawa-Johnson. Inclusive speech technology. Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar, Mar, 2023

Beckman Institute. Speech is the fastest way for humans to communicate, but speech technology often fails to serve diverse voices.. Twitter, Mar, 2023

Beckman Institute. The Speech Accessibility Project is recruiting participants with Parkinson’s and related neurological conditions alongside @DavisPhinneyFND & @LSVTGlobal.. Twitter, Mar, 2023

Measurement, & Evaluation. Fall Semester List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, pp. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Hasegawa-Johnson, Dec, 2022

Jessica Zimmer. AI Needs to Learn How to Play Fair. enginneering.com, Nov, 2022

Abrar Al-Heeti. Speech Accessibility Project Aims to Make Voice Recognition More Inclusive. CNET, Oct, 2022

Beckman Institute. Researchers at the Beckman Institute have launched the Speech Accessibility Project. Instagram, Oct, 2022

Beckman Institute at Illinois. The newly unveiled Speech Accessibility Project blends #ILLINOIS research innovation with technology industry leaders. LinkedIn, Oct, 2022

Steve Dent. Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Meta and Google to improve speech recognition for people with disabilities. engadget, Oct, 2022

Beckman Institute. #ILLINOIS researchers have launched an initiative to make voice recognition technology more useful for people with disabilities. Twitter, Oct, 2022

Jeff Dean. Nice to see @Google, @Amazon, @Microsoft, @Meta, @Apple, and @uiuc all collaborating to improve speech recognition for those with diseases that affect speech. Twitter, Oct, 2022

Abrar Al-Heeti. A research initiative from @UofIllinois, @BeckmanInst — in partnership with @Apple, @Google, @Meta, @amazon and @Microsoft — aims to make voice recognition more inclusive to people with disabilities. Twitter, Oct, 2022

Engadget. Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Meta and Google to improve speech recognition for people with disabilities. Twitter, Oct, 2022

Steven Aquino. New from me: Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft have come together to support the University of Illinois in the school’s Speech Accessibility Project, aimed at making voice-first UIs accessible to stutterers, etc.. Twitter, Oct, 2022

Team Gleason. Excited to support @BeckmanInst Speech Accessibility Project, an initiative to make voice recognition technology more useful for people with a range of diverse speech patterns & disabilities. Project supported by @Microsoft @Amazon @Apple @Google @Meta. Twitter, Oct, 2022

TechMeme. University of Illinois, Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and others launch the Speech Accessibility Project, aiming to improve voice recognition for disabled users. Twitter, Oct, 2022

Natalie Bomke. Top 5 tech companies in the world partner with U of I to improve voice recognition software. FOX 32 Chicago, Oct, 2022

Mackenzie LaPorte. U of I welcomes new `Speech Accessibility Project’. Fox Illinois, Oct, 2022

Malcolm Owen. Apple joins project to improve speech recognition for disabled users. Apple Insider, Oct, 2022

Primo4k. Apple is joining with other tech giants in a partnership with the University of Illinois’ Speech Accessibility Project, to improve speech recognition systems for people with disabilities. Primo4kBlog, Oct, 2022

Threza Gabriel. Apple Joins Project to Improve Speech Recognition for Users with Disabilities. TechGoing, Oct, 2022

Steven Aquino. Tech Titans Join Forces With The University Of Illinois To Launch New Speech Accessibility Project. Forbes, Oct, 2022

Speech Technology. Tech Giants Partner on Speech Accessibility Project. Speech Technology News, Oct, 2022

Michelle Diament. Apple, Google Among Tech Giants Committing To Improve Accessibility. Disability Scoop, Oct, 2022

Sabrina Ortiz. Big Tech unites to make speech recognition tools better for people with disabilities. ZDNet, Oct, 2022

Katyanna Quach. Someone’s at last helping AI models understand those with speech disabilities. The Register, Oct, 2022

Lisa Chasanov. Tech companies, UI researchers partner for speech accessibility project. The Daily Illini, Oct, 2022

Liz Chukwulebe. Jialu Li gives kids a voice to monitor mental health at an early age. Beckman Institute News Stories, Sep, 2022

Jenna Kurtzweil. Seven students win 2022 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowships. Beckman Institute News Stories, May, 2022

Jialu Li. Sixth-year electrical and computer engineering Ph.D. student at #ILLINOIS. Instagram, 2022

Measurement, & Evaluation. Fall Semester List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, pp. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Hasegawa-Johnson, Dec, 2021

WAND TV. Speech Accessibility Project. WAND News, 2022

dicova. Second DiCOVA Challenge. codalab.org, pp. Entry: University of Illinois, Second Place, Sep, 2021

Ananya Muguli, Lancelot Pinto, Nirmala R, Neeraj Sharma, Prashant Krishnan, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh, Rohit Kumar, Shrirama Bhat, Srikanth Raj Chetupalli, Sriram Ganapathy, Shreyas Ramoji, & Viral Nɑnda. DiCOVA Challenge: Diagnosing COVID-19 Using Acoustics. github.io, pp. Entry: University of Illinois, Third Place, Mar, 2021

Measurement, & Evaluation. Fall Semester List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, pp. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Hasegawa-Johnson, Dec, 2020

Jeff D’Alessio. Illini Insider: What’s in store for AI?. The News-Gazette, Nov, 2020

Forrest Iɑndola, & Sujeeth Bharadwaj. From SqueezeNet to SqueezeBERT: Developing Efficient Deep Neural Networks. Microsoft Research Talks, Jul, 2020

Intelligent Health. An interview with Sujeeth Bharadwaj, AI Research Lead/Principal Engineer at Microsoft. Intelligent Health AI, May, 2020

Measurement, & Evaluation. Spring Semester List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, pp. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Hasegawa-Johnson, May, 2020

IEEE Signal Processing Society. Best Paper Award. IEEE Signal Processing Society, pp. Entry: Po-Sen Huang, Minje Kim, Paris Smaragdis and Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, 2020

ECE Department. William L. Everitt Scholar and Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Electrical & Computer Engineering, pp. Entry: Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Everitt Faculty Fellow, 2020

Measurement, & Evaluation. Fall Semester List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, pp. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Hasegawa-Johnson, Dec, 2019

Rising Stars. Leda Sarı. Rising Stars Database, 2019

Mark Hasegawa-Johnson. Keynote Speech: Distant Supervision for Cross-Language Speech Adaptation. IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU), 2019

Jen-Tzung Chien, & Man-Wai Mak. Message from the Technical Program Chairs. International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing 2018 (ISCSLP), pp. V-VI, 2019

Brɑndon Amos. Image Completion with Deep Learning in TensorFlow. github.io, Aug, 2016

IEEE. ICASSP 2016 Best Student Paper Award. IEEE Signal Processing Society Awards, pp. Entry: Chunxi Liu, Hao Tang, Vimal Manohar, Rose Sloan, Tyler Kekona with Preethi Jyothi, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Sanjeev Khudanpur, 2016

ECE Department. Joan and Lalit Bahl Fellowship. Electrical and Computer Engineering, pp. Entry: Amit Das, 2015

Winter School on Speech, & Audio Processing 2016. Invited speakers for WiSSAP 2016. Facebook, 2015

IEEE. ICASSP 2014 Best Student Paper Award. IEEE Signal Processing Society Awards, pp. Entry: Best Student Paper to Po-Sen Huang and Minje Kim with Mark Hasegawa-Johnson and Paris Smaragdis, May, 2014

ECE Department. Joan and Lalit Bahl Fellowship. Electrical and Computer Engineering, pp. Entry: Sujeeth Bharadwaj, 2013

CSL. Hasegawa-Johnson receives Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. Coordinated Science Laboratory, 2012

Steve McGaughey. See the Sounds: Audio as Visual Image. Futurity, Nov, 2011

Jui-Ting Huang. Semi-Supervised Learning for Acoustic and Prosodic Modeling in Speech Recognition. Microsoft Research Talks, 2011

Li, Haizhou, Sim, Khe Chai, Singh, Vivek, & Lye, Kin Mun. Query-by-Example Spoken Document Retrieval: The Star Challenge 2008. Proceedings: APSIPA ASC 2009: Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, 2009 Annual Summit and Conference, Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, pp. Entry: University of Illinois, Third Place, 2009

ICPR Secretariat. Best Paper Awards. International Conference on Pattern Recognition, pp. Entry: Xi Zhou, Xiaodan Zhuang, Hao Tang, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Thomas Huang, “A Novel Gaussianized Vector Representation for Natural Scene Categorization”, 2008

Measurement, & Evaluation. Fall Semester List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, pp. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Hasegawa-Johnson, Dec, 2006

Stiefelhagen, Rainer, Bernardin, Keni, Bowers, Rachel, Rose, R Travis, Michel, Martial, & Garofolo, John. The CLEAR 2007 evaluation. International Evaluation Workshop on Rich Transcription, Springer, pp. Entry: University of Illinois, first place, 2007

Measurement, & Evaluation. Spring Semester List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, pp. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Hasegawa-Johnson, May, 2004

Measurement, & Evaluation. Spring Semester List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, pp. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Hasegawa-Johnson, May, 2003

Measurement, & Evaluation. Spring Semester List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, pp. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Hasegawa-Johnson, May, 2002

Measurement, & Evaluation. Spring Semester List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, pp. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Hasegawa-Johnson, May, 2001

ASA. Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics. Acoustical Society of America, pp. Entry: Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, 1996

ETHW. IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship. Engineering and Technology History Wiki, pp. Entry: Mark Allan Johnson, 1988