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CSE alums win Best Paper at IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop

Yanzhang (Ryan) He (PhD’15) and Rohit Prabhavalkar (MS’12 and PhD’13), both working at Google, won best paper at the IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop held in Okinawa Japan in December 2017. The ASRU workshop meets every two years and has a tradition of bringing together researchers from academia and industry in an intimate and collegial setting to discuss problems of common interest in automatic speech recognition and understanding. This event is a premier venue in the speech recognition field.

Yanzhang (Ryan) He works on Google's speech team, research and develop algorithms to improve automatic speech recognition (ASR) performance, with a focus on deep learning based embedded speech technologies for acoustic modeling, language modeling and keyword spotting.

Rohit Prabhavalkar is currently a research scientist at Google, where his research focuses on embedded speech recognition technology. His other research interests include acoustic and pronunciation modeling for automatic speech recognition, natural language processing, and machine learning.