Organizing Committee



    General chairs
  • Ahmed Ali (QCRI)
  • Bhuvana Ramabhadran (Google)

    Regional publicity chairs
  • Sebastian Möller (TU Berlin)
  • Tomoki Toda (Nagoya University)

    Finance chair
  • Jan Trmal (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Juan Rafael Orozco Arroyave (UdeA, Colombia)

    Sponsorship chairs
  • Murat Akbacak (Apple)
  • Eman Fituri (QCRI)
  • Jimmy Kunzmann (Amazon)

    Publication chairs
  • Alberto Abad Gareta (INESC-ID/IST)
  • Erfan Loweimi (King's College London)

    Local Arrangements chairs
  • Shammur Chowdhury (QCRI)
  • Houda Bouamor (Carnegie Mellon University - Qatar)

    Invited speaker chair
  • Andrew Rosenberg (Google)
  • Nancy F. Chen (Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)

    SLTC Liaison
  • Kyu Jeong Han (ASAAP)
    Technical chairs
  • Shinji Watanabe (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Mona Diab (FaceBook)
  • Sanjeev Khudanpur (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Julia Hirschberg (Columbia University)
  • Murat Saraclar ( Bogazici University)
  • Marc Delcroix (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)

    Challenge & demonstration chairs
  • Imed Zitouni (Google)
  • Jon Barker (University of Sheffield)
  • Seokhwan Kim (Amazon)
  • Peter Bell (University of Edinburgh)

    Advisory board
  • Jim Glass (MIT)
  • Kemal Oflazer (Carnegie Mellon University - Qatar)
  • Helen Meng (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Haizhou Li (National University of Singapore)

    Student coordinator
  • Berrak Sisman (Singapore University of Technology and Design)

    Speech Hackathon Organizing Committee
  • Thomas Schaaf (3M | M*Modal)
  • Gianni Di Caro (Carnegie Mellon University - Qatar)
  • Shinji Watanabe - ESPNET (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Paola Garcia - KALDI/K2 (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Mirco Ravanelli - SpeechBrain (Université de Montréal)
  • Alessandra Cervone (Amazon)
  • Mus'ab Husaini (QCRI)