2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing

6-11 June 2021 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Extracting Knowledge from Information

2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing

6-11 June 2021 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Extracting Knowledge from Information

Patrons & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors


We’re a diverse collective of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what’s possible. And every new product, service, or feature we invent is the result of people working together to make each other’s ideas stronger.


Sony Group Corporation

Sony's Purpose: Fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology.



Amazon Science gives you insight into the company’s approach to customer-obsessed scientific innovation. Amazon fundamentally believes that scientific innovation is essential to being the most customer-centric company in the world. It’s the company’s ability to have an impact at scale that allows us to attract some of the brightest minds in artificial intelligence and related fields.


Gold Sponsors


Facebook AI focuses on connecting people to what they care about, powering meaningful and safe experiences, advancing ML, and conducting open research.



Research across Google provides new ways of looking at old problems and helps transform how we all work and live, and we think the biggest impact comes when everyone in the world can access it. To that end, we use state-of-the-art computer science techniques to solve problems for our users, our customers and the world, making it easier for you to do things every day, whether it’s searching for photos of people you love, breaking down language barriers, or helping you get things done with your own personal digital assistant.


Silver Sponsors


As the world’s leading Chinese language Internet search provider, Baidu responds to billions of search queries from more than 100 countries and regions every day, serving as the most important way for netizens to access Chinese language information. With its mission to “make the complicated world simpler through technology”, Baidu promotes constant technological innovation, and is committed to being a top global technology company which best understands users’ needs and enables their growth.


Adobe Systems Inc.

Adobe Research is re-imagining the next generation of creative audio technology with AI. Our work spans a number of audio research areas from speech enhancement and music information retrieval to topics that don’t quite fit into a traditional research area. We also work on problems at the intersection of audio with video, augmented reality, and natural language processing. To advance all of these areas, we develop new machine learning models, novel signal processing algorithms, and new human computer interaction paradigms. We publish extensively and collaborate closely with academia, while having a real-world impact through Adobe products.



Microsoft Research is where leading scientists and engineers have the freedom and support to propel discovery and innovation. Here, they pursue and publish curiosity-driven research in a range of scientific and technical disciplines that can be translated into products. With access to vast computing power, global multi-disciplinary teams tackle complex problems that drive breakthrough technologies and improve lives.


Bronze Sponsors

Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs

Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) conducts both fundamental and applied research in artificial intelligence, signal processing, control, optimization and multi-physics modeling. We are an open lab, publishing our results, collaborating with the world-wide research community, and measuring our performance by the impact we have on Mitsubishi Electric and the world. MERL researchers have the freedom to explore their scientific passions more fully. With an emphasis on the future, both the scientists and the management team take a long-term view of the research.


Alibaba Group

ALIBABA GROUP’S MISSION IS TO MAKE IT EASY TO DO BUSINESS ANYWHERE. We enable businesses to transform the way they market, sell and operate and improve their efficiencies. We provide the technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands and other businesses to leverage the power of new technology to engage with their users and customers and operate in a more efficient way.


Beijing Magic Data Technology Company

Beijing Magic Data Technology Company Limited is one of the leading artificial intelligence data service providers in the world. We are committed to assisting companies to accelerate their AI initiatives by providing different types of data services in the fields of automatic speech recognition (ASR), text to speech (TTS), natural language processing (NLP), and computer vision (CV). We have data processing centers within China and a wholly owned subsidiary in Hong Kong. Through our unique features such as large-scalable data solution capability with quality-focused methodology, cost optimization and committed to meet customer’s schedule, we have been serving top AI companies and Fortune 500 companies around the world.


Linguistic Data Consortium

The Linguistic Data Consortium is a non-profit organization hosted by the University of Pennsylvania whose mission is to support language-related education, research and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources. After almost 30 years as the leader in language resource development and distribution, LDC continues to provide to the community large quantities of diverse data, research support and high quality membership services. Human language technology development, artificial intelligence and related fields are changing rapidly and need effective digital resource delivery, greater language coverage, new data genres, fast, cost-efficient annotation processes and flexible tools. The Consortium successfully meets those challenges and will continue to do so with the support of members, licensees, sponsors and collaborators.


Johns Hopkins University - Human Language Technology Center Of Excellence

The Human Language Technology Center of Excellence was founded in January of 2007 at Johns Hopkins University to focus on research in all aspects of speech and language technologies. Research at the center is exciting; our mission is to explore highly innovative technologies that could have a significant impact on challenging real-world problems. The center’s research focuses on advanced technology for automatically analyzing a wide range of speech, text, and document data in multiple languages. Our research addresses key issues in extracting information from massive sources of text and speech.



IEEE Press

Wiley-IEEE Press combines IEEE’s prestige with Wiley’s book publishing prowess to publish high quality books, which serve the global engineering and computer science community. Written by leading experts in the field, the books are authoritative, cutting-edge and cover in-demand topics. The imprint primarily publishes professional books (monographs, edited volumes), textbooks, and major reference works geared for electrical engineering and computer science researchers, professionals, and students. Books are published either as standalones or as part of our many book series.