SANE 2014 - Speech and Audio in the Northeast

October 23, 2014

Boston Skyline

SANE 2014, a one-day event gathering researchers and students in speech and audio from the Northeast of the American continent, will be held on Thursday October 23, 2014 at MIT, in Cambridge, MA.

It is a follow-up to SANE 2012, held at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), and SANE 2013, held at Columbia University, which each gathered around 70 researchers and students.

SANE 2014 will feature invited talks by leading researchers from the Northeast. It will also feature a lively poster session during lunch time, open to both students and researchers.


  • Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
  • Venue: MIT, Cambridge, MA (Stata Center, 4th floor, Kiva room)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Najim Dehak (MIT) — "I-vector representation based on GMM and DNN for audio classificationi"
  • Hakan Erdogan (MERL - Sabanci University) — "Using deep neural networks for single channel source separation"
  • George Saon (IBM Research) — "Speaker adaptation and sequence discriminative training for DNN acoustic models"
  • Andrew Senior (Google Research, NYC) — "LVCSR with Long-Short-Term Memory Recurrent Neural Networks"
  • Stavros Tsakalidis (BBN - Raytheon) — "Keyword spotting for low resource languages"
  • David Wingate (Lyrics Labs) — TBD

Poster Session (Submission deadline: 09/30)

If you would like to submit a poster, please send an email to with a brief abstract describing what you plan to present. Poster submission deadline is September 30.


Registration is free but required. We will only be able to accomodate a limited number of participants, so we encourage those interested in attending this event to register as soon as possible by sending an email to with your name and affiliation.


The workshop will be hosted in the Stata Center of MIT, in Cambridge, MA. The Stata Center is a short (5 min) walk from the Kendall/MIT station on the T Red Line.

Lecture sessions, as well as the breakfast and coffee break, will take place on the 4th floor, in the Kiva room (32-G449). The lunch and poster session will take place on the 8th floor, in the Hewlett room (32-G882).

Organizing Committee