(1) Prof. Helen Meng, Chairman & Professor, the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Interim Report)
(2) Prof. Shrikanth Narayanan, Andrew J Viterbi Professor of Engineering, University of Southern California, USA (interim Report)
(2) Professor Thierry DUTOIT, Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium
2 Distinguished Lecturers have been selected for 2009-2010:
(1) Professor Abeer Alwan, University of California at Los Angeles, USA: Trip report 1 - 2010
2 Distinguished Lecturers have been selected for 2007-2008:
(1) Professor Chin-Hui Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA: Trip report 1 - 2007, Trip report 2 - 2008
Calls for nominations are published on the ISCA homepage and in ISCApad, typically in December. All ISCA members may nominate candidates to be considered by the DL Selection Committee. For details on the nomination and selection procedure please refer to the program details (part B) at the bottom of this page.
Chair: Abeer Alwan, UCLA, USA (2020-2022)
Chair: Roger Moore, University of Sheffield (2017-2019)
Chair: Isabel Trancoso, University of Lisbon, Portugal (2014-2016)
Nominated lecturers are contacted by the Committee and asked if they can commit to at least two Lecture Tours in a two-year term, including possible travel to regions specially identified as under-represented in ISCA programs (e.g., Eastern Europe, Africa, West/South/South-East Asia, and South/Latin America. DL tours to other ISCA under-represented regions will be reviewed and approved by ISCA Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee). They may also be asked to participate in other events, such as short courses in summer or winter schools. All such activities will be arranged to be mutually interesting and convenient for hosts and lecturers. They can be provided online in an interactive mode, probably with one-to-one research discussion after the lecture. After completing the commitment, lecturers will be provided with a waiver for the registration fee of the next INTERSPEECH conference.
Distinguished Lecturers Tours are arranged by ISCA upon invitation only. Local hosts will be responsible for making and funding local arrangements including accommodation and meals. ISCA will pay for travel costs. A Distinguished Lecturer Tour typically consists of three lectures preferably in at least two different locations in the host region.
An ISCA Distinguished Lecturer must commit to traveling to regions defined by the ISCA Board to give lectures, which may be provided online in an interactive mode, probably with one-to-one research discussion after the lectures.. This commitment should include a minimum of two lecture tours in a 2 year period, assuming that ISCA can arrange these tours. Being an ISCA Distinguished Lecturer thus represents a commitment to service in addition to the recognition of academic achievement. After completing the commitment, lecturers are provided with a waiver for the registration fee of the next INTERSPEECH conference.
The Chair of the Distinguished Lecturers Committee is appointed by the ISCA Board. The Committee includes 5 to 7 members, at least 2 of whom are not ISCA Board members. Members of the Committee are appointed by the ISCA President in consultation with the chair and confirmed by the ISCA Board. The term of each Committee member is 3 years.
All ISCA members may nominate candidates to be considered by the DL Committee. The Committee votes on these nominees and those receiving the most votes (exceeding a 2/3 majority of the Committee), within a maximum number of Distinguished Lecturers set by the ISCA Board, are selected as DLs for a two-year term. Calls for nominations are published in the ISCA pad and posted on the ISCA website. Each nomination should include a short biography, a list of selected publications, a CV (resume), reasons for nomination, a pointer to the nominee's website if possible, as well as the topic areas on which the nominee might be invited to lecture; this nominating document should not exceed two pages plus a CV. Here is a template Word file for the nominating document. Please note that the nominator must ensure the candidate is willing to serve if elected. Nominations from previous years will be only considered if updated. Self nominations must include a letter of support from an ISCA Fellow or Board Member. The nominating document may also include explicit agreement from the nominee that his (or her) lectures can be recorded to be used in ISCA's education program, if elected. Nomination deadlines and voting process details are decided by the DL Committee. The names of the Lecturers selected by the Committee shall be submitted to the ISCA Board for approval. Once this approval has been obtained, the Committee Chair shall contact the Lecturers to ask them if they can commit to the conditions specified in (A). Those who agree shall be announced as ISCA Distinguished Lecturers, with a term of 2 years.
The Distinguished Lecturers Tours are organized by the Geographical Outreach Committee with support from the ISCA administrator. The local hosts should be responsible for making and funding all local arrangements, including accommodation and meals (at least at minimum level). ISCA will pay travel costs at the economy level. When necessary, ISCA will supplement the reimbursement from the local hosts up to normal and customary costs to ensure the comfort of the Lecturer while traveling.