7th Doctoral Consortium
Sunday, August 29th, 2021, Online (SAC)
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To all whom are registered link will be send by email.

The ISCA-SACis pleased to announce its 7th Doctoral Consortium. This event gives doctoral candidates the opportunity to present and discuss their research with a panel of experts. The discussion includes feedback on the evolution and progress of the students, in order to help them identify a road-map towards refining their thesis. Similar to last year’s edition, this year, the Doctoral Consortium will be held online just before the beginning of Interspeech 2021. Participants were selected based on their submitted abstracts. If you missed this year‘s submission deadline for the Doctoral Consortium please consider submitting an abstract next year. We are looking forward to it!

3rd Mentoring by ISCA-SAC and ISCA‘s Diversity Committee
Wednesday, September 1st, 16.00-18.00 CEST, Online

After two successful editions of the mentoring event, at INTERSPEECH 2019 in Graz and INTERSPEECH 2020 in Shanghai (online), the SCA-SAC joined forces with ISCA’s Diversity Committee to organize the third Mentoring Event at INTERSPEECH 2021 in Brno (online). In previous editions, PhD students were given the opportunity to engage in a discussion with early-career and senior researchers from academia and industry, in a warm environment. This year, we will extend the Mentoring event to the entire community, i.e., we invite all researchers in any stage of their career. We will have two types of mentoring: round tables and one-on-one mentoring.

Round table discussions:

To cater for potential different needs and wishes, we will have round tables only for PhD students and round tables for a mix of people at different career stages. Each table will have an assigned topic, two mentors and 6-8 participant.
The mentors and topics for discussion are presented below.

Mentors/Discussion leaders:

• Prof. Esther Klabbers
• Prof. Helen Meng
• Dr. Jesin James
• Dr. João Freitas
• Prof. Julia Hirschberg
• Prof. Khiet Truong
• Prof. Mark Hasegawa-Johnson
• Prof. Nick Evans
• Prof. Preethi Jyothi
• Prof. Roger K. Moore
• Dr. Tamás Gábor Csapó
• Prof. Titouan Parcollet
• Prof. Sriram Ganapathy


1) Successes, failures and imposter syndrome
2) Time management: work-life balance, combining academic career with side-projects or jobs, starting a family, ...
3) Doing research in academia vs doing research in industry
4) Professional development: planning ahead
5) Essentials of publishing
6) Competitive academic environment and publishing pressure

One-on-one mentoring:

Parallel to this event, we will start enabling one-on-one mentoring sessions. If you would feel more comfortable discussing certain topics in a one-on-one session, you can also register for it in the application form, and we will do our best to find a mentor matching your needs. We will then introduce mentor and participant pairs, and let you arrange the best time/place for your conversation. For the application please visit
http://www.isca-students.org/ or the students section on the Interspeech website.


8th Students meet Experts at Interspeech 2021
Thursday, September 2nd, 16.00-18.00 CEST, Online

After successful editions in Lyon (2013), Singapore (2014), San Francisco (2016), Stockholm (2017), Hyderabad (2018), Graz (2019), and virtually in Shanghai (2020) we are excited to announce that the Students Meet Experts event is now coming to INTERSPEECH 2021 in Brno. We will have a panel discussion with experts from academia and industry, where the experts respond to questions submitted by students. To submit questions please visit http://www.isca-students.org/ or the students section on the INTERSPEECH website. All students are welcome to participate!


• Helen Meng, Chinese University of Hong Kong
• Matthias Paulik, Apple
• Vered Silber-Varod, Open University of Israel
• Nikko Ström, Amazon
• Rupal Patel, VocaliD and Khoury College of Computer Sciences