Amazon Alexa scientist Yang Liu named an ISCA Fellow
Principal scientist will be recognized at Interspeech 2021.
Yang Liu, an Alexa AI principal scientist, has recently been named an International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Fellow.
Liu is being honored for her contributions to “speech recognition and understanding, prosody modelling, summarization, sentiment analysis, and social media research." She is among eight researchers elevated to Fellow in 2021. Fellows are selected by an ISCA selection committee.
Liu, who earned her PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, has been a principal scientist with the Alexa AI organization for more than a year. Previously, she has held research roles at ICSI in Berkeley, Google and Facebook, was the head of LAIX AI lab, and also was a computer science professor at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Earlier this year, Liu became an IEEE Fellow, along with Alexa AI scientist Ruhi Sarikaya. Similarly, the IEEE honored Liu for her contributions to “speech understanding and language-learning technology.”
ISCA’s objective is to promote the exchange of scientific views in the field of speech communication. Among other activities, the organization organizes conferences, courses, and workshops, and promotes publication of scientific works. Interspeech 2021 is planned from August 30 to September 3, 2021. Preliminary information about Amazon’s participation at the conference is available on our conference page.