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Andrew Rosenberg
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Speech Researcher
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States of the Arts
Fall 2016 has seen important improvements to the state of the art in both speech synthesis and speech recognition. In September, Google DeepMind unveiled WaveNet , a speech synthesis system, that generates exceptionally natural sounding speech.  In October,...

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Interspeech 2014 Recap
This year's Interspeech was in Singapore.    Singapore is, in some ways, a very easy venue to travel to.  It's a modern, cosmopolitan city.  They speak English.  It's tropical, but you're never more than a hundred meters from air conditioning.   In other wa...

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Things I didn't know before becoming a professor: #5 How to manage my time
Grad school is an exercise in working independently.  What I mean by working independently is this:  Your daily activities are barely supervised.  Your long term activities are heavily scrutinized and harshly judged.  You must master this skill in order to ...

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Things I didn't know before becoming a professor: #4 Different types of collaboration
There's a romantic and resilient fantasy of the scientist toiling away in isolation.  He (sad to say, it's almost always he) emerges from the lab, bleary-eyed and triumphant and shares his genius with the world. Da Vinci, Frankenstein, Edison, Einstein, Eve...

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Things I didn't know before becoming a professor: #3 How to run a research group
At this point, I've figured out my classes  and  secured a little bit of funding .  Now it's time to staff up the group and get to the work of research. Every researcher I know keeps a list of open questions and tasks that they want to get to next.  This li...

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Things I didn't know before becoming a professor: #2 How to Write a Grant
To get tenure in computer science, you have to secure external funding. I don't know how important this is in other disciplines.  I'm sure there are administrations that will say that external funding is only one of a number of criteria that determine tenur...

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Things I didn't know before becoming a professor: #1 How to Teach
In order to be a professor* you need a PhD.  The two responsibilities you have as a professor are to do good research and to teach well. To get a PhD, you need to do good research, so you're well equipped to handle this. To get my PhD, I did not have to tea...

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Things I didn't know before becoming a professor (and that i'm still not very good at)
July 2009. I deposited my dissertation. September 2009. I started a tenure-track position at CUNY. Coming up on the close of my fifth year, I'm convinced of a simple proposition. I was unprepared to be a professor.    This is not a reflection on the academi...
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