ASSTA History

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Milestones in ASSTA history

1972: Group of people interested in ‘Speech Processing by Computer’ meet at a computing conference

1972-78: Directory of people publicised through Linguistic Society of Australia and Australian Computer Society conferences.

1978: Australian Speech Research Association (ASRA) launched at a 2-day Speech Research workshop Canberra ,

1984: ASRA newsletter directory listed 25 research groups

1984: After a 2-day ‘Speech Normalisation’ workshop in Canberra, John Clark and Bruce Millar propose an Australian Speech Research Conference

1986: First Speech Science and Technology conference (SST’86) held in Canberra

1988: ASSTA Inc formed in December at the second SST conference (SST’88)

1998: ASSTA hosts the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing in Sydney

2005: Australian Speech Science and Technology Association becomes Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association

2006: SST held outside Australia for the first time, in Auckland, New Zealand.

2008:  Reciprocal Membership deal between ASSTA and ISCA established

2008: ASSTA hosts Interspeech in Brisbane.

Prof. J. Bruce Millar wrote a personal reflection on the the formation of ASSTA and its early days. This can be found here.

ASSTA Executives

(Most recent at the top)

ASSTA Executive of 2016

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
Felicity Cox (Secretary)                                Macquarie University
Michael Tyler (Treasurer)         University of Western Sydney
Trent Lewis                           Flinders University
Catherine Watson           University of Auckland

ASSTA Executive of 2015

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
Marija Tabain (Secretary)                                La Trobe University
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
Trent Lewis                           Flinders University
Catherine Watson           University of Auckland

ASSTA Executive of 2014

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
Marija Tabain (Secretary)                                La Trobe University
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
Roberto Togneri                            University of Western Australia
Catherine Watson           University of Auckland

 

ASSTA Executive of 2013

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
Marija Tabain (Secretary)                                La Trobe University
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
Roberto Togneri                            University of Western Australia
Catherine Watson           University of Auckland

ASSTA Executive of 2012

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
Catherine Watson (Secretary)          University of Auckland
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
Roberto Togneri                            University of Western Australia
Marija Tabain                                La Trobe University

ASSTA Executive of 2011

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
Catherine Watson (Secretary)          University of Auckland
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
Roberto Togneri                            University of Western Australia
Marija Tabain                                La Trobe University

ASSTA Executive of 2010

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
David Grayden (Secretary)              University of Melbourne
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
Roberto Togneri                            University of Western Australia
Catherine Watson                          University of Auckland

ASSTA Executive of 2009

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
David Grayden (Secretary)              University of Melbourne
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
Roberto Togneri                            University of Western Australia
Catherine Watson                           University of Auckland

ASSTA Executive of 2008

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
David Grayden (Secretary)              University of Melbourne
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
Rolande Goecke                             National ITC Australia            
Catherine Watson                          University of Auckland

ASSTA Executive of 2007

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
David Grayden (Secretary)              University of Melbourne
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
Rolande Goecke                             National ITC Australia
Catherine Watson                           University of Auckland

 

ASSTA Executive of 2006

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
David Grayden (Secretary)              University of Melbourne
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
Rolande Goecke                             National ITC Australia
Steve Cassidy                                Macquarie University

 

ASSTA Executive of 2005

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
David Grayden (Secretary)              University of Melbourne
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
Rolande Goecke                             National ITC Australia
Steve Cassidy                                Macquarie University

 

ASSTA Executive of 2004

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
Johanna Barry (Secretary)               University of Oxford
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
David Grayden                               University of Melbourne
Steve Cassidy                                 Macquarie University

 

ASSTA Executive of 2003

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
Johanna Barry (Secretary)              University of Oxford
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
David Grayden                              University of Melbourne
Steve Cassidy                                Macquarie University

 

ASSTA Executive of 2002

Denis Burnham (President)             University of Western Sydney
Steve Cassidy (Secretary)                Macquarie University
Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer)          Australian National University
David Grayden                               University of Melbourne
Johanna Barry                                University of Melbourne

 

ASSTA Executive of 2001

Bruce Miller (President)                    Australian National University
Steve Cassidy (Secretary)                 Macquarie University
David Grayden (Treasurer)               University of Melbourne
Denis Burnham                                University of Western Sydney
Mike Barlow.                                   UNSW / ADFA

 

ASSTA Executive of 2001

Bruce Millar (President)                               Australian National University
David Grayden (Treasurer)                          University of Melbourne
Steve Cassidy (Secretary)                           Macquarie University
Michael Barlow                                              UNSW / ADFA
Denis Burnham                                             University of Western Sydney
Roberto Togneri (co-opted)             University of Western Australia

 

ASSTA Executive of 2000

Bruce Millar (President)                               Australian National University
Roberto Togneri (Secretary)                        University of Western Australia
David Grayden (Treasurer)                          University of Melbourne
Denis Burnham                                             University of Western Sydney
Julie Vonwiller                                               APPEN Speech Technology
Jan van Doorn (co-opted)                            University of Sydney

 

ASSTA Executive of 1999

Bruce Millar (President)                               Australian National University
Roberto Togneri (Secretary)                        University of Western Australia
David Grayden (Treasurer)                          University of Melbourne
Ara Samouelian (till 8/9/99)             University of Wollongong
Denis Burnham (from 8/9/99)                      University of Western Sydney
Jan van Doorn                                               University of Sydney

 

ASSTA Executive of 1998

Bruce Millar (President)                               Australian National University
Roberto Togneri (Secretary)                        University of Western Australia
David Grayden (Treasurer)                          University of Melbourne
Ara Samouelian                                            University of Wollongong
Jan van Doorn                                               University of Sydney

 

ASSTA Executive of 1997

Bruce Millar (President)                               Australian National University
Jeff Pittam (Secretary)                                 University of Queensland
David Grayden (Treasurer)                          University of Melbourne
Roberto Togneri                                            University of Western Australia
Julie Vonwiller                                               University of Sydney

 

ASSTA Executive of 1996

Bruce Millar (President)                               Australian National University
Jeff Pittam (Secretary)                                 University of Queensland
David Grayden (Treasurer)                          University of Melbourne
Roberto Togneri                                            University of Western Australia
Julie Vonwiller                                               University of Sydney

 

ASSTA Executive of 1995

Peter Blamey (President)                            University of Melbourne
Bruce Millar (Secretary)                               Australian National University
Michael Scordilis (Treasurer)                      University of Melbourne
Jeff Pittam                                                      University of Queensland
Julie Vonwiller                                               University of Sydney

 

ASSTA Executive of 1994

Peter Blamey (President)                            University of Melbourne
Bruce Millar (Secretary)                               Australian National University
Michael Scordilis (Treasurer)                      University of Melbourne
Jeff Pittam                                                      University of Queensland
Julie Vonwiller                                               University of Sydney

 

ASSTA Executive of 1993

Peter Blamey (President)                            University of Melbourne
Bruce Millar (Secretary)                               Australian National University
Michael Scordilis (Treasurer)                      University of Melbourne
Jeff Pittam                                                      University of Queensland
Julie Vonwiller                                               University of Sydney

 

ASSTA Executive of 1992

Michael Wagner (President)                        University of New South Wales
Bruce Millar (Secretary)                               Australian National University
Peter Blamey (Treasurer)                            University of Melbourne
John Ingram                                                   University of Queensland
Julie Vonwiller                                               University of Sydney

 

ASSTA Executive of 1991

Michael Wagner (President)                        University of New South Wales
Bruce Millar (Secretary)                               Australian National University
Peter Blamey (Treasurer)                            University of Melbourne
John Ingram                                                   University of Queensland
Julie Vonwiller                                               University of Sydney

 

ASSTA Executive of 1990

Michael Wagner (President)                        University of New South Wales
Bruce Millar (Secretary)                               Australian National University
Peter Blamey (Treasurer)                            University of Melbourne
John Clark                                                      Macquarie University
John Ingram                                                   University of Queensland

 

ASSTA Executive of 1989

Michael Wagner (President)                        University of New South Wales
Bruce Millar (Secretary)                               Australian National University
Peter Blamey (Treasurer)                            University of Melbourne
John Clark                                                      Macquarie University
John Ingram                                                   University of Queensland

 

Inaugural ASSTA Executive of 1988

Michael Wagner (President)                        University of New South Wales
Bruce Millar (Secretary)                               Australian National University
Peter Blamey (Treasurer)                            University of Melbourne
John Clark                                                      Macquarie University
John Ingram                                                   University of Queensland

 

 
Contact ASSTA: Either email The ASSTA Secretary, or

G.P.O. Box 143, Canberra City, ACT, 2601.

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