Shri Narayanan and his co-author Alex Potamianos of the Technical University of Crete will be awarded a 2005 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society. The award is for their paper "Creating Conversational Interfaces for Children" published in the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 65-78, 2003. The award will be presented at the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in May 2006. The IEEE Signal Processing Society has over 16,000 members worldwide.
The paper is available at: http://sail.usc.edu/publications.php