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Special Seminar: Dr. Malcolm Slaney (Google)

CMB Monday Seminar Series 2017-2018

Dec 11, 2017
from 12:10 PM to 01:00 PM

Industry professional Dr. Malcolm Slaney from Google will give a special seminar titled "Auditory Attention: From Saliency to Models to Application."



Understanding attention is key to many auditory tasks. In this talk I would like to summarize several aspects of attention that we have used to better understand how humans use attention in our daily lives.  This work extends from top-down and bottom-up models of attention that are useful for solving the cocktail party problem, to the use of eye-gaze and face-pose information to better understand speech in human-machine and human-human-machine interactions. The common thread throughout all this work is the use of implicit signals such as auditory saliency, face pose and eye gaze as part of a speech-processing system. I will show algorithms and results from speech recognition, speech understanding, addressee detection, and selecting the desired speech from a complicated auditory environment. All of this is grounded in models of auditory attention and saliency.


To meet with Dr. Slaney, please contact the host:

Lee Miller