INESC-ID researcher Isabel Trancoso has been chosen as the recipient of the 2024 International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Medal for Scientific Achievement. This prestigious award recognizes her “pioneering contributions to speech coding and resources for the Portuguese language, and sustained service to the speech community.”

The ISCA Medal, established in 1989, represents ISCA’s highest achievement and acknowledges outstanding contributions to speech communication. Isabel Trancoso will be presented with the medal at the opening ceremony of Interspeech 2024 in Kos, Greece. In addition to this honor, she will deliver a keynote speech, about her work in the field and perspectives on past, present, and future of speech communication.

Isabel Trancoso is a full professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, the former President of the Scientific Council of INESC ID, and also the founder of INESC-ID’s Speech Processing Group, now HLT (Human Language Technologies). She was president of ISCA from 2007 to 2011, and became a Fellow of ISCA in 2014.

Recently, she has also received the honor of being appointed IEEE Fellow Committee Chair 2024 (learn more here).

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