AppTek's Hermann Ney Awarded the 2021 ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement


AppTek, a provider of artificial intelligence, automatic speech recognition, neural machine translation, and natural language understanding technologies, has announced that Dr. Ing. Hermann Ney, its science director; a professor at RWTH University in Aachen, Germany; and head of the Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition Group, has been awarded the 2021 ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement for his "pioneering and seminal contributions to data-driven methods for automatic speech recognition and machine translation."

The International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) promotes activities and exchanges in all fields related to speech communication science and technology. The ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement, established in 1989, recognizes and honors an individual each year who has made extraordinary contributions to speech communication science and technology.


Ney has devoted his life to neural and data-driven methods for pattern recognition and human language technologies. He is a leading scholar, researcher and scientist in AI and machine learning applied to automatic speech recognition and neural machine translation. 

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