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IEEE Signal Processing Cup

The Signal Processing Cup (SP Cup) competition is held annually and encourages teams of students to work together to solve real-world problems using signal processing methods and techniques. Each year, three final teams are chosen to present their work during ICASSP to compete for the US$5,000 grand prize! 

Call for Proposals

The current Call for Proposals for the SP Cup can be found on the SPS Call for Proposals page. Please note that your proposal must be endorsed by one of the TCs. For endorsement, you must submit your proposal for endorsement to the SPS Technical Committee (TC) that best fits your proposal by 6 January 2023 for the SP Cup. You can find the Society’s TCs located on the Technical Committees page on the SPS website.

The submission deadline for TCs to submit endorsed proposals is 13 January 2023 for the SP Cup.

Team Formation and Eligibility

Each team participating should be composed of one faculty member or someone with a PhD degree employed by the university (the Supervisor), at most one graduate student (the Tutor), and at least three, but no more than ten undergraduate students. At least three of the undergraduate team members must hold either regular or student memberships of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Undergraduate students who are in the first two years of their college studies, as well as high school students who are capable to contribute are welcome to participate in a team. A participant cannot be on more than one team.

Prize for Finalists

The three teams with highest performance in the open competition will be selected as finalists and invited to participate in the final competition at ICASSP 2022. The champion team will receive a grand prize of $5,000. The first and the second runner-up will receive a prize of $2,500 and $1,500, respectively, in addition to travel grants and complimentary conference registrations.

  • Up to three student members from each finalist team will be provided travel support to attend the conference in-person. In-person attendance of the physical conference is required for reimbursement.
  • Complimentary conference registration for all team members.*
  • The finalist teams will also be invited to join the Conference Banquet and the SPS Student Job Fair, so that they can meet and talk to SPS leaders and global experts. Please note registration to the Conference Banquet and Student Job Fair is limited and based on availability.*

*These complimentary conference registrations cannot be used to cover any papers accepted by the conference. If you are a finalist team and wish to receive complimentary registration and/or conference banquet access, you must email Jaqueline Rash,, with this information once your team has been selected as a finalist.

Technical Committees interested in submitting a call for proposal for the upcoming SP Cup competitions, please visit the Technical Committees page for more information.

We gratefully acknowledge MathWorks, Inc. for their continued support of IEEE SP Cup. Participating students are encouraged to download the complimentary Mathworks Student Competitions Software for use in the competition.

IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2022

Synthetic Speech Attribution

The IEEE Signal Processing Society is proud to announce the ninth edition of the Signal Processing Cup: a forensic challenge related to synthetic speech attribution.




The possibility of manipulating digital multimedia objects is within everyone's reach. For instance, fake synthetic speech audio tracks can be generated through a wide variety of available methods. These range from simple cut-and-paste techniques, to complex neural networks. The goal of the challenge is to design and develop a system for synthetic speech attribution. This means, given an audio recording representing a synthetically generated speech track, to detect which method among a list of candidate ones has been used to synthesize the speech.


Any team composed of one faculty member, at most one graduate student and 3 to 10 undergraduate students is welcomed to join the open competition. At least 3 students must be IEEE Student Members.


A dataset containing audio speech tracks generated with different speech synthesis techniques will be distributed to the participants.


The three teams with highest performance in the open competition will be selected as finalists and will be invited to participate in the final competition at ICASSP 2022. The champion team will receive a grand prize of $5,000. The first and the second runner-up will receive a prize of $2,500 and $1,500, respectively, in addition to travel grants and complimentary conference registrations.

Important Dates

  • January 7, 2022: Competition webpage, Piazza forum and info
  • January 15, 2022: Dataset available
  • March 15, 2022: Team registration
  • March 31, 2022: Team final submission
  • April 7, 2022: Finalists announced
  • May 22-27, 2022: Final competition at ICASSP 2022

Additional Information

The challenge description is available at this link: Download challenge description document

General information and resources are available on Piazza.
To set up a free account, use the access code "spcup2022" to join as a student the "SPCUP 2022: IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2022" class.


The challenge is organized as a joint effort between the Image and Sound Processing Lab (ISPL) of the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) and the Multimedia and Information Security Lab (MISL) of the Drexel University (Philadelphia, USA).

The ISPL team is represented by Dr. Paolo Bestagini (Assistant Professor), Dr. Fabio Antonacci (Assistant Professor), Clara Borrelli (Ph.D. Student) and Davide Salvi (Ph.D. Student).

The MISL lab is represented by its founder Dr. Matthew C. Stamm (Associate Professor) and Brian Hosler (Ph.D. student).


This competition is sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society and MathWorks.

IEEE Signal Processing SocietyMathWorks


Finalist Teams

Grand Prize Team name: “Synthesizer"
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Supervisor: Dr. Shaikh Anowarul Fattah

Bishmoy Paul
Md Awsafur Rahman
Najibul Haque Sarker
Zaber Ibn Abdul Hakim

First Runner-Up Team name: “IITH"
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Supervisor: Sri Rama Murty Kodukula
Tutor: Sreekanth Sankala

Chaitanya Varun Sahukari
Muhammed Fayis PV
Pranav Kumar Kota
Uday Kiran Reddy Tadipatri

Second Runner-Up Team name: "Students Procrastinating"
Bangladesh University of
Engineering and Technology
Supervisor: Tahsina Farah Sanam
Tutor: Naima Tasnim

Farsia Kawsar Chwodhury
Imtiaz Ahmed
Md Boktiar Mahbub Murad
Md. Fahim Abid
Sayonto Khan
Swojan Datta
Tahsin Saad Chowdhury
Tasnim Nishat Islam
Utsab Saha
Voktho Das





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