Candy Olivia Mawalim

Assistant Professor, JAIST, Japan

Hi, I'm Candy! I am an assistant professor at School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). My primary research interests are speech signal processing, machine learning, and social signal processing (SSP). My Ph.D. thesis focuses on privacy preservation and secure speech communication. In addition to primary research, I also carried out a research project on personality traits and communication skills modeling with Prof. Shogo Okada. I obtained my Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Information Science, JAIST, advised by Prof. Masashi Unoki.

Research interests: speech information hiding, voice privacy, social signal processing, and machine learning.


JUN 7, 2024

Our paper Incremental Multimodal Sentiment Analysis on HAI Based on Multitask Active Learning with Inter-Annotator Agreement has been accepted for presentation at the 12th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2024).

JUN 5, 2024

Our paper Are Recent Deep Learning-Based Speech Enhancement Methods Ready to Confront Real-World Noisy Environments? has been accepted for presentation at the 25th Interspeech Conference.

APR 1, 2024

New year, new goals! Let's make FY 2024 a productive and fulfilling year in research and beyond!

MAR 22, 2024

We had a graduation ceremony for nine master students from Okada laboratory and one of my co-advise student from Unoki laboratory. Congratulations and best wishes for your next journey!

MAR 6-8, 2024

I participated in the 2024 Spring meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ), Takushoku University(Bunkyo Campus), Tokyo, Japan.

FEB 28, 2024

Our papers were presented in 2024 RISP International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits, Communications and Signal Processing, Alamoana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii.

FEB 22, 2024

We have a laboratory party to celebrate master students who have successfully passed their defense and also for many other good news! :D

FEB 13-16, 2024

Nine master students from Okada laboratory finished their final defense. One of my co-advise student from Unoki laboratory also finished her final defense and Ph.D entrance examination. お疲れ様でした!

FEB 5, 2024

We have JAIST-UI-ITB Human Information Science Hub Symposium and farewell party.

JAN 19, 2024

We are glad to welcome ten students from UI and ITB (Indonesia) to JAIST (19 January - 8 February 2024). They participate in the JST Sakura Science Program. Five students have been assigned to the Sakti laboratory. I am co-advising three students who have been assigned to the Unoki laboratory, and two students who have been assigned to the Okada laboratory. We also have a welcome party with Indonesian community in JAIST.

JAN 1, 2024

Wishing you a Happy New Year 2024 filled with hope and joy! Our heartfelt condolences go out to those affected by the recent 7.6M earthquake in Noto region of Ishikawa prefecture. While we felt its impact and encountered some equipment damage, our campus remains intact, and we are resuming our regular activities.

DEC 21-22, 2023

We had a second collaboration meeting on ASEAN-IVO project titled 'Spoof detection for automatic speaker verification' at Bandung, Indonesia.

NOV 20-22, 2023

I participated in the Joint Workshop of VoicePersonae and ASVspoof 2023, Tokyo, Japan.

NOV 14, 2023

I am truly honored to have been given the opportunity to deliver a lecture on Voice Biometrics and Secure Speech Communication in the IF4071 Speech Processing course at the School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.

OCT 19, 2023

I had the privilege of presenting on 'Advancements in Speech Signal Processing for Security and Voice Privacy Protection' at the Speech and Hearing Research Group (SpandH) and CDT seminar held in the Ada Lovelace Room, Regent Court, University of Sheffield. Despite the briefness of my research visit, I gained valuable insights and knowledge, thanks to the guidance of Prof. Jon Barker and the welcoming atmosphere provided by my colleagues at the SpandH laboratory.

OCT 17, 2023

Grateful to have had the opportunity to visit Prof. Trevor Cox at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. He generously guided us through a laboratory tour, providing explanations of the various experiment rooms within the Acoustic and Audio Engineering department.

OCT 1, 2023