Annual Conference 2021

Monday 14 June – Wednesday 16 June 2021

Our first annual conference brought together researchers and practitioners from a range of areas with interests in computational processing of speech signals and written language.

The conference showcased the research being undertaken by our CDT’s PhD students as well as those in the Department of Computer Science's long-established Speech and Hearing (SpandH) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) research groups. 

These research groups constitute one of the largest groupings of SLT researchers in the UK with world leading research publications and impact. 

As well as our student research, we provided information about the CDT’s unique four-year training programme, which covers engineering skills, leadership, ethics, innovation, entrepreneurship, and responsibility to society. These skills are core to our goal of training the next generation of postdoctoral researchers ready to take up R&D and / or leadership roles in industry.

Throughout the conference, we had keynotes from leading international academics and industrial practitioners as well as a panel discussion covering technical and ethical topics.

The conference took place over Tuesday 15 June and Wednesday 16 June 2021 and was a fully online event. 

See our keynote speakers and conference schedule for more information.