PMLR HEAR Special Issue
Journal Editors

Joseph Turian has over 6000 scientific citations for his refereed work. He recently received the Association of Computational Linguistics 10 Year Test of Time Award as lead author on his work on word representations, which ACL described as “exceptionally thorough, meticulous” and “half a decade ahead of its time”. He did postdoctoral research with Yoshua Bengio. He is currently the founder of Spooky Audio.

Björn W. Schuller is Full Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Head of GLAM – the Group of Language, Audio, & Music at Imperial College London/UK, Full Professor at the University of Augsburg/Germany, co-founding CEO and current CSO of audEERING – an Audio Intelligence company, amongst other Professorships and Affiliations. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and Golden Core Awardee of the IEEE Computer Society, Fellow of the BCS, Fellow of the ISCA, and President-Emeritus of the AAAC. He (co-)authored 1,000+ publications (36k+ citations, h-index=87), and is lead organiser of the Interspeech ComParE and ACM Multimedia AVEC challenge series with overall >30 research competitive challenges organised.

Dorien Herremans is an Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design, where she is also Director of Game Lab. Dorien had a joint-appointment at the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR from 2017-2020 and worked as a certified instructor for the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute. Before being at SUTD, she was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. Dr. Herremans’ research interests include machine learning and music for automatic music generation, data mining for music classification (hit prediction) and novel applications at the intersection of machine learning/optimization and music.

Katrin Kirchhoff is a Director of Applied Science at Amazon Web Services, where she heads several teams in speech and audio processing. Previously she was a Research Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she co-founded the Signal, Speech and Language Interpretation Lab. She has previously served on the editorial boards of Speech Communication and Computer, Speech, and Language, and was a member of the IEEE Speech Technical Committee.

Paola Garcia Perera joined Johns Hopkins University as an assistant research scientist after extensive research experience in academia and industry. She led a team of 20+ researchers from four of the best laboratories worldwide in far-field speech diarization and speaker recognition, under the auspices of the JHU summer workshop 2019 in Montreal, Canada. She was a Marie Curie researcher for the Iris project during 2015, exploring assistive technology for children with autism in Zaragoza, Spain. Recently, she has been working on children’s speech; including child speech recognition and diarization in day-long recordings. She is also part of the JHU Chime5, Chime6, SRE18, SRE19 and DIHARD III teams.

Philippe Esling is an associate professor and researcher in machine learning and artificial intelligence applied to music at IRCAM Paris, where he is head of the ACIDS research group. He teaches computer science and mathematics at Sorbonne Université (Formerly UPMC - Paris 6) and machine learning in the ATIAM Masters. He also participates in ecological monitoring and metagenetics research with Geneva university (UNIGE).