Tomohiro Nakatani


Tomohiro Nakatani (Mf03--SMf06) received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1989, 1991, and 2002, respectively. He is a Senior Distinguished Researcher (Supervisor) of NTT Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Kyoto, Japan. Since joining NTT Corporation as a Researcher in 1991, he has been investigating audio signal processing technologies for intelligent human-machine interfaces, such as dereverberation, denoising, source separation, and robust ASR. Dr. Nakatani was honored to receive the 1997 JSAI Conference Best Paper Award, the 2002 ASJ Poster Award, the 2005 IEICE Best Paper Award, the 2009 ASJ Technical Development Award, the 2012 Japan Audio Society Award, the 2015 IEEE ASRU Best Paper Award Honorable Mention, and the 2017 Maejima Hisoka Award. He was a Visiting Scholar of the Georgia Institute of Technology for a year from 2005 and he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Science, Nagoya University from 2008 to 2017. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUDIO, SPEECH, AND LANGUAGE PROCESSING from 2008 to 2010. He was a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Audio and Acoustics Technical Committee (AASP-TC) from 2009 to 2014 and served as the Chair of the Review Subcommittee for the TC from 2013 to 2014. He has been an associate member of the AASP-TC since 2015 and a member of the IEEE SPS Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SL-TC). He also was a member of IEEE CAS Society Blind Signal Processing Technical Committee from 2007 to 2009. He served as the Chair of the IEEE Kansai Section Technical Program Committee from 2011 to 2012, and he has been serving as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE SPS Kansai Chapter since 2017. He was a Technical Program co-Chair of the IEEE WASPAA-2007, a co-Chair of the 2014 REVERB Challenge Workshop, and a General co-Chair of the IEEE ASRU-2017. He is a member of IEICE and ASJ.
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