Ms. Michal Gishri Mathematics LecturerHead of Resource Development & Community Relations

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Academic Background


BA in Asia Studies, Northwestern University and MA in Linguistics, Tel Aviv University 

Professional Background

Michal joined Afeka College over a decade ago as one of the first researchers at the Afeka Center for Language Processing (ACLP), where she held a position as head linguist. After five years at the ACLP, she accepted a position to establish and head the colleges Internal Communications activities with the goal of advancing of the College's strategy, goals and values among its faculty, staff and students while cultivating a culture of dialogue. In 2020 Michal was appointed Head of Resource Development & Community Relations. Prior to joining Afeka, Michal worked in the field of Marketing Communications for the high-tech industry.


Research Grants

Magneton Funded Project (Ministry of Economy – Chief Scientist) in conjunction with Nice System Ltd., Security Division; “Hybrid Approach for Keyword Spotting of Continuous Speech"; 2014-16

Maf'at (Israeli MOD) Funded Research Project; “Keyword Spotting out of Continuous Speech”; 2013-14

Project with a High-tech Company; “Language Recognition of short Textual Messages”; 2013-14

Project with a High-tech Company; “Phonetic Search Keyword Spotting out of Spontaneous Speech”; 2013

Magneton Funded Project (Ministry of Economy – Chief Scientist) in conjunction with Nice System Ltd., Security Division; “Phonetic Search Based on Cross-Language Phoneme Transformation"; 2011-13

Maf'at (Israeli MOD) Funded Research Project; “Spoken Term Detection Evaluation” – NIST Open Keyword Search 2013 Evaluation (OpenKWS13); 2013

Project with VocalZoom Ltd.; "Improving Speech Recognition Performance in Noisy Conditions Using a Laser Microphone"; 2011

Maf'at (Israeli MOD) Funded Research; "Speech Driven HMI in Domain-Specific Dialogue"; 2011-15

Magneton Funded Project (Ministry of Economy – Chief Scientist) in conjunction with SpeechModules Ltd.; “An Efficient Algorithm for Voicemail Transcription"; 2010-11

 

Publications

Aharonson V., Aloni-Lavi R., Bar-Yosef Y., Gishri M., Moyal A., & Tetariy E. (2016). “Cross-Language Phoneme Mapping for Phonetic Search Keyword Spotting using Multiple Source Languages", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 24-32, January 2016

Aharonson V., Aloni-Lavi R., Bar-Yosef Y., Gishri M., Moyal A., Silber-Varod V. & Tetariy E. (2015). “Cross-language phoneme mapping for phonetic search keyword spotting in continuous speech of under-resourced languages,” Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 72-82, June 2015

Gishri M., Lotner N., Moyal A. & Titariy E. (2014). “A Hybrid Keyword Spotting Approach for Combining LVCSR and Phonetic Search”, 2014 Afeka Conference for Speech Processing, Tel-Aviv, July 7, 2014.

Aharonson V., Gishri M., Moyal A. & Tetariy E., (2013). Phonetic Search Methods for Large Speech Databases, Springer Briefs in Speech Technology, New-York, Springer, March 2013 (60 pages)

Aharonson V., Gishri M., Moyal A. & Tetariy E., (2013). “An Efficient Lattice-based Phonetic Search Method for Accelerating Keyword Spotting in Large Speech Databases,” International Journal of Speech Technology, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp. 161-169, June 2013

Aharonson V., Gishri M., and Lotner N. & Moyal A. (2012). “A Multi-Stage Spoken Dialogue Question-Answering (QA) System”, 2012 Afeka Conference for Speech Processing, Tel-Aviv, Israel June 19-20, 2012

Aharonson V., Gishri M., Lotner N., Moyal A. & Shechnik D. (2011). “Applying Natural Speech to Domain-Specific Human-Machine Dialogue”, 2011 Afeka Conference for Speech Processing, Tel-Aviv, Israel, June 20-21, 2011

Gishri M., Moyal A. & Silber-Varod V. (2010). “Lexicon design for Transcription of Spontaneous Voice Messages.” In Proceedings of the seventh international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Malta, May 19-

 

Industry 

Michal has extensive experience in marketing communications in the high-tech industry.
1995-1996 - Marketing Communications for Mercurty Interactive
1996-1999 - Markeing Manager for Pegasus Technologies
1999-2002 - Marketing Communications as an independent consultant for high-tech companies and venture capitalists