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 speech enhancement technologies for developing intelligent human-machine interfaces. Since 2005, he has visited the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Visiting Scholar for a year. Since 2008, he has been a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Science, Nagoya University. 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, and the 2015 IEEE ASRU Best Paper Award Honorable Mention. He was a member of the IEEE SP Society Audio and Acoustics Technical Committee (AASP-TC) from 2009 to 2014, and served as the chair of the AASP-TC Review Subcommittee from 2013 to 2014. He has been an associate member of the IEEE SP Society AASP-TC since 2015, and a member of the IEEE SP Society Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SL-TC). He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUDIO, SPEECH, AND LANGUAGE PROCESSING from 2008 to 2010, a Chair of the IEEE Kansai Section Technical Program Committee for two years from 2011, a Technical Program co-Chair of the IEEE WASPAA-2007, a co-Chair of the 2014 REVERB Challenge Workshop, and a member of IEEE CAS Society Blind Signal Processing Technical Committee from 2007 to 2009. He is a member of IEICE and ASJ.
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