Tara Sainath, PhD
Principal Research Scientist at Google DeepMind
Tara Sainath received her S.B., M.Eng and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) from MIT. After her PhD, she spent 5 years at the Speech and Language Algorithms group at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, before joining Google Research. She has served as a Program Chair for ICLR in 2017 and 2018. Also, she has co-organized numerous special sessions and workshops for many speech and machine learning conferences. In addition, she has served as a member of the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SLTC) as well as the Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing. She is an IEEE and ISCA Fellow. In addition, she is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE SPS Industrial Innovation Award as well as the 2022 IEEE SPS Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award. She is currently a Principal Research Scientist at Google, working on applications of deep neural networks for automatic speech recognition.