Hiroshi Sawada received the B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in
information science from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1991, 1993
and 2001, respectively.
He joined NTT Corporation in 1993. He is now an executive manager at
the NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan.
His research interests include statistical signal processing, audio
source separation, array signal processing, machine learning, latent
variable model, graph-based data structure, and computer architecture.
From 2006 to 2009, he served as an associate editor of the IEEE
Transactions on Audio, Speech & Language Processing. He is an
associate member of the Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical
Committee of the IEEE SP Society. He received the Best Paper Award of
the IEEE Circuit and System Society in 2000, the SPIE ICA Unsupervised
Learning Pioneer Award in 2013, and the Best Paper Award of the IEEE
Signal Processing Society in 2014. He is an IEEE Fellow,
an IEICE Senior Member, and a member of the ASJ.