Speech Pitch is ISCA-SAC's (Student Advisory Committee of the International Speech Communication Association) new podcast! Throughout the episodes, we will interview different guests, mostly from the speech community, in an informal setting. We want to get to know their work, their stories and their ideas for the future. This podcast is hosted by PhD students in speech, with no experience in podcasts, but with the hope that it can bring the students and the entire speech community closer together, especially in pandemic times where we lack presencial conferences and other social interactions. We will try to have a new episode every 2 or 3 months. We hope you enjoy listening to it, and stay tuned!
In this episode we are chatting with Odette Scharenborg, an Associate Professor and Delft Technology Fellow. She is also a member of the ISCA board, where she acts as the chair of the diversity committee, co-chair of the Interspeech Conferences committee and of the Technical Committee. We talk about diversity concerns not only in speech technology but also within the community. Odette also told us about her career, its highlights as well as its least successful aspects.
This is the first episode of Speech Pitch, ISCA-SAC's (Student Advisory Committee of the International Speech Communication Association) new podcast. We are interviewing Iona Gessinger, last year’s ISCA-SAC General Coordinator and winner of the best student-paper award in Interspeech 2020.