The Young Female Researchers in Speech Workshop (YFRSW) is a workshop for female-identifying undergraduate and master’s students who are currently working in speech science and technology. It is designed to foster interest in research in our field in women at the undergraduate or master’s level who have not yet committed to getting a Ph.D. in speech science or technology areas, but who have had some research experience in their university via individual or group projects.

The workshop is to be held prior to Interspeech 2021 on Sunday, 29 August 2021. The workshop features panel discussions with Ph.D. students and senior researchers in the field, student poster presentations, and a mentoring session. Student poster presentations should give an overview of a current or planned research project in which the student is involved, with an emphasis on promoting discussion. We will organize the mentoring sessions by time zones in order to increase international accessibility.

The workshop is the fifth of its kind, after a successful inaugural event YFRSW 2016 at Interspeech 2016 in San Francisco, YFRSW 2017 at Interspeech 2017 in Stockholm, YFRSW 2018 at Interspeech 2018 in Hyderabad, and YFRSW 2019 at Interspeech 2019 in Graz, Austria. (No event was held in 2020 due to Covid-19.)

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