Ms. Michal Gishri Chief of Staff

Staff

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. Michal currently serves as Chief of Staff in the Office of the President. As part of this position she also heads the college’s resource development activities.  
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