Three Professors from The Ohio State University Elected Fellows of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)

Posted: April 22, 2021

Grenoble, France: Prof. Mary Beckman, Prof. Eric Fosler-Lussier and Prof. DeLiang Wang from The Ohio State University, USA, have been elected as Fellows of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). Their awards will be presented at the opening ceremony at the INTERSPEECH 2021 conference in Brno, Czech Republic by the ISCA President, Prof. John Hansen.

  • Prof. Mary Beckman from the Department of Linguistics will be recognized “For contributions to phonology, including the phonology of intonation and language acquisition”.
  • Prof. Eric Fosler-Lussier from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), and Professor by Courtesy, Departments of Linguistics and Biomedical Informatics, will be recognized “For fundamental contributions to research and leadership in the fields of speech recognition and spoken language processing”.
  • Prof. DeLiang Wang from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences will be recognized “For seminal work in the area of speech separation and speech segregation”.

The ISCA Fellows Program recognizes and honors outstanding ISCA members who have made significant contributions to the science and technology of Speech Communication. To qualify for this distinction, a candidate must have been an ISCA member for five years or more with a minimum of ten years of experience in the field. Fellows are nominated by ISCA members. Each nomination is supported by 3 references from senior scientists/technologists in the Speech Communication community. Fellows are chosen by the ISCA Fellows Selection Committee which is comprised of nine ISCA Fellows from around the globe representing the diverse range of research areas within ISCA. Since the Fellows Program was launched in 2007 81 awards have been made and in 2021 a further 8 ISCA Fellows will be inaugurated.

The International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) is a non-profit organization, first registered in 1988. The purpose of the association to promote, in an international context, activities and exchanges in all fields related to speech communication science and technology. The association is aimed at all persons and institutions interested in fundamental research and technological development whose goal is to describe, explain and reproduce the many aspects of human communication by speech, including phonetics, linguistics, perception, computer speech recognition and synthesis, speech compression, speaker recognition and clinical applications. ISCA has some 2500 members worldwide.

ISCA holds an annual conference, INTERSPEECH, and sponsors and co-sponsors a range of workshops and challenges in the fields of speech communication science and technology. It supports a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) concerned with either specific scientific topics or specific (groups of) languages. ISCA’s outreach programmes promote science and technology for speech communication through international community development. It provides resources for education and training in associated fields. If you would like to learn more about ISCA or the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement, please visit

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