Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica
Topic: Generative Adversarial Network and its Applications to Human Language Processing
Speaker: Prof. Hung-Yi Lee (Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia, National Taiwan University)
Date: 2019-01-22 (Tue) 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Auditorium106 at IIS new Building
Host: Keh-Yih Su


Generative adversarial network (GAN) is a new idea for training models, in which a generator and a discriminator compete against each other to improve the generation quality. Recently, GAN has shown amazing results in image generation, but the applications of GAN on text and speech processing are still limited. In this talk, I will demonstrate the applications of GAN on voice conversion, unsupervised speech recognition, unsupervised abstractive summarization and style controllable chat-bot


Hung-yi Lee received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. From September 2012 to August 2013, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica. From September 2013 to July 2014, he was a visiting scientist at the Spoken Language Systems Group of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is currently an assistant professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University, with a joint appointment at the Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering of the university. His research focuses on machine learning (especially deep learning), spoken language understanding and speech recognition. He owns a YouTube channel teaching deep learning (in Mandarin) with more than 2M views and 28k subscribers