1st Workshop on Speech Engineering and Computational Neuroscience of Speech

September 8, 2016

  • Byers Auditorium
  • Genentech Hall
  • UCSF Mission Bay Campus
  • 600 16th Street,
  • San Francisco, CA, 94158
  • United States 

Genentech Hall

FEW SEATS REMAINING :: Register by email secns2016@gmail.com soon!

Motivation:  Several of the goals of speech scientists and neuroscientists working in speech are of mutual relevance and are increasingly converging into each other. The aim of this workshop is to promote exchange of ideas, methods, data and to foster collaborations between researchers working in these fields. This synergy between the neuroscience of speech and computer speech technologies is indispensable for creating the next generation rehabilitative technologies for a range of speech and language disorders and to bring computer based speech technologies closer to human performance in speech recognition, synthesis and understanding.

Program Outline

 Time Speaker/Affliation Title
 8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration + Coffee
9:00 - 9:10 AMEdward Chang
Welcome Address 
9:10-10:00 AMLi Deng
Deep learning revolution for speech recognition: how it happened and what is next?
10:00-10:30 AMClaire Tang
Intonational Pitch encoding in the auditory cortex
10:30-11:00 AM Alex Huth
UC Berkeley
A semantic atlas of the cerebral cortex
11:00-11:45 AM Poster Session 
11:45-1:30 PM Lunch Break (lunch not provided, several local options available) 
 1:30-2:20 PM  
 Tanja Schultz
U. Bremen
Decoding speech cortex: “brain-to-text”
 2:20-2:50 PM
Gopala Anumanchipalli & Josh Chartier
Gestural features in behavior and the Brain
 2:50-3:20 PM
Vikram Ramanarayanan
A new model of speech motor control based on task dynamics and state feedback
 3:20-4:20 PM Panel discussion Convergence in Speech Sciences

Poster Session:

Pablo Brusco, Juan Kamienkowski, Agustin Gravano 

U. Buenos Aires
Automatic detection of turn-taking events in continuous EEG data from spontaneous dialogue
Shihomi Uzawa, Tetsuya Takiguchi, Yasuo Ariki,
Seiji Nakagawa

Kobe U./ NAIST / Chiba U.
Measuring Brain Evoked Fields by Auditory Speech Sound Imagery
Liberty Hamilton, Edward Chang

Feature Extraction in the Human Primary to Parabelt Auditory Cortex
Benjamin Dichter, Matthew Leonard, Edward Chang

Cortical representation of vocal pitch production
Matthew K. Leonard, Maxime O. Baud, Matthias J. Sjerps,  Edward Chang

Perceptual Restoration of Masked Speech in Human Cortex

 Jean-François Patri, Pascal Perrier, Julien Diard

GIPSA Grenoble
Bayesian Modeling in Speech Motor Control: A Principled Structure for the Integration of Various Constraints
 Sorensen, T., Toutios, A., Goldstein, L., Narayanan, S

Characterizing vocal tract dynamics using real-time MRI.
 Kimberley Mulder, Louis ten Bosch, Lou Boves

Max Plank Institute
Comparing Different Methods for Analyzing ERP Signals
Leila Wehbe, Tom Mitchell

The Time and Location of Natural Reading Processes in the Brain

Jesse A. Livezey, Kristofer E. Bouchard , Gopala K. Anumanchipalli, Brian Cheung, Prabhat, Michael R. DeWeese, Edward F. Chang

UCSF/UC Berkeley/ LBNL
Classifying spoken syllables from human sensorimotor cortex with deep networks

Registration [top]

Please send your request for registration to secns2016@gmail.com, including your name and affiliation before Monday, 5th September, 2016. You are not required to present to attend this workshop.

Important Dates  [top]


Paper submission opens         May 1, 2016

Paper Submission Closes        June 24, 2016  July 10th, 2016

Notifications                           August 1 , 2016  August 5th , 2016

Organizing/Technical Committee   [top]


Edward F. Chang, UCSF

Gopala Anumanchipalli, UCSF

Erik Edwards, UCSF

Liberty Hamilton, UCSF

Matt Leonard, UCSF

Kristofer Bouchard, LBNL

Jim Hieronymus, ICSI Berkeley

Keith Johnson, UC Berkeley


Parking is difficult so preferably take public transportation or car sharing for convenience. The direct way is the inbound Muni light rail T which goes through all major downtown Bart stations.

Parking garages at Owens St and 3rd St garages (see map). 

Contact Information   [top]

Edward F. Chang

Center for Integrative Neuroscience

675 Nelson Rising Lane, San Francisco, CA 94158