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Interspeech 2020

Interspeech 2020

The CDT at Interspeech Within the CDT there is an emphasis on attending and participating in academic conferences. Not only to understand the latest developments in the field, but to network and communicate with the wider SLT community. Four of our students from across the two cohorts attended this year's Interspeech Conference.  Introduction from Hussein Interspeech is one of the foremost academic conferences for Speech and Language Technology. It incorporates...

Welcome Cohort 2!

Welcome Cohort 2!

The new cohort has arrived! We’re really pleased to have recently welcomed our second cohort of PhD students to the CDT. All of these eleven students have exceptionally strong and diverse academic and professional backgrounds, which help to make our centre a vibrant place to learn new skills and techniques and undertake ambitious research. These academic backgrounds include; mathematics, physics, languages, linguistics, statistics, computer science and engineering disciplines. Not to...

PhD Project Proposal Launch

Gearing up for Cohort 2

Cohort 2 are on their way... The count down has begun. We have recruited eleven outstanding students to start our program in September 2020. In early August we had an online Q&A session for our new starters with the CDT team and some of cohort 1 members. It was a chance for them to see some friendly faces and ask any questions they had about preparing to come to Sheffield...

International Women’s Day 8th March

International Women’s Day 8th March

In celebration of International Women’s day, I sat down with Dr Heidi Christensen and our CDT students Meg and Danae to talk about their experiences as a woman in Computer Science. Computer Science is a very interdisciplinary area of study and research, which has traditionally suffered from a gender imbalance.  Our students have come into the CDT from a wide range of mixed academic backgrounds. We talked about what it...