User Interface Technologies - overview

User Interface Technologies (UIT) centers around the emerging and future interface technologies that support Human Computer Interaction (HCI). UIT research focuses on the enabling technologies that help computers hear (speech recognition, speaker recognition and verification), see (face, gesture, gaze & handwriting recognition and object tracking), speak (speech synthesis, facial synthesis), and sense (affect recognition, sensor technologies); and to understand and combine these in multimodal ways.

Recent News

IBM Researchers Organize ASRU 2011 Workshop

IBM researchers have played a central role in the organization of the upcoming IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop which will be held Dec. 11-15 in Hawaii. David Nahamoo and Michael Picheny are the conference chairs, Sara Basson is serving as a finance and industry co-chair, and Bhuvana Ramabhadran is one of four technical chairs for the workshop.

Three IBM Researchers Elected to IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee

Congratulations to Peder Olsen, George Saon, and Bowen Zhou on their election to the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SLTC). They will each serve a three-year term on the committee, beginning 1 January 2012. The IEEE SLTC organizes the speech and language sessions of the annual IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), work on the organization of IEEE workshops in speech and language processing, and serve as liasons to related organizations such as the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) and the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).