INESC-ID’s researcher Isabel Trancoso has recently been honored with the International Speech Communication Association’s (ISCA) Special Service Medal for ‘sustained service for ISCA and the Speech Communication community in terms of leadership, outreach, and society recognition’.

Over the last 20 years, ISCA has only attributed 4 Special Service Medals.

Isabel Trancoso is a full professor at Instituto Superior Técnico and the President of the Scientific Council of INESC ID, and also the founder of INESC-ID’s Speech Processing Group, now referred to as L2F/HLT.

She was president of ISCA from 2007 to 2011, and has played several other leadership roles in the association such as chairing the ISCA Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee, and the ISCA Fellow Selection Committee. She is a Fellow of IEEE and of ISCA.