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S.O.U.N.D. Workshop 2018 on Automatic Methods for Analyzing and Predicting Social Structure from Diverse Auditory Data Sets (Day I)

December 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm IST

SOUND program

09:00 – 09:30 Opening remarks: ■ Miriam Faust, Rector, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
■ Merav Galili, Vice President for Development, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
09:30 – 11:00 Session 1: Measuring social interaction in speech (Moderator: Sharon Gannot)
■ Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan, University of Southern California, USA, Enabling Behavioral Machine Intelligence from Speech,
Language and beyond
■ Ann Bradlow, Northwestern University, USA, Language-independent talker-specificity in bilingual speech: Using a multi-lingual
speech corpus to identify individual talker “traits” that persist across first-language and second-language “states”
■ Yossi Keshet, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, Novel vocal measures to study interpersonal interactions
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Session 2: Multi-modal analysis of social interaction (Moderator: Yossi Keshet)
■ Xavier Alameda-Pineda, INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, France, Multi-modal Automatic Detection of Social Attractors in Crowded Meetings
■ Sharon Gannot, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, Diarization and Separation Based on a Data-Driven Simplex
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Session 3: Synchrony in speech (Moderator: Yossi Keshet)
■ Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University, USA, Vocal Characteristics of Trust and Charisma
■ Jennifer Pardo, Montclair State University, Theme and Variation in Phonetic Convergence
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 17:00 Structured Discussion: Defining and measuring synchrony & dominance in social interaction
(Moderators: Yossi Keshet & Sharon Gannot)
Discussants: ■ Shrikanth Narayanan ■ Julia Hirschberg ■ Jennifer Pardo ■ Ann Bradlow ■ Xavier Alameda-Pineda


f you haven’t done so already, please RSVP whether you will be attending the workshop.

In addition, if you would like to get permission to enter the BIU campus with your car please get back to us (reply to this email) with the following info by Tuesday Dec. 4:

  1. Your vehicles license number.
  2. Affiliation, Position
  3. Phone number

Looking forward to see you!

The workshop committee – Bar-Ilan SOUND (Signal-processing of Universal Naturalistic Datasets) group:

Dr. Dana Atzil-Slonim, Department of Psychology

Prof. Sharon Gannot, Faculty of Engineering

Prof. Eva Gilboa-Schechtman, Department of Psychology and Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center

Dr. Ilanit Gordon, Department of Psychology and Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center

Prof. Joseph Keshet, Department of Computer Sciences

Dr. Lee Koren, Faculty of Life Science

Prof. Eshkol Rafaeli, Department of Psychology and Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center





December 17, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center (building 901), Bar-Ilan University


Sharon Gannot