Takuya Yoshioka's Research

Takuya Yoshioka
I am a Research Scientist at NTT Communication Science Laboratories, working on speech technologies with the goal of making machines recognise human voices anywhere, especially in distant talking situations. I received a Ph.D. in Informatics from Kyoto University, Japan, in 2010. I also conducted research at the University of Cambridge, UK, as a Visiting Scholar for one year in 2013. I also hold a lectureship (part-time) at Doshisha University, Japan. My current research is focused on deep neural networks for robust speech recognition. Technical areas which I specialise in include automatic speech recognition, speech enhancement, array signal processing, and machine learning.
Links
Software
  • WPE - Matlab p-code for performing dereverberation with the weighted linear prediction (WPE) algorithm. See also this page for more information.
Biography
Oct. 2015 - Present Lecturer (part-time) at Doshisha University, Japan
Jul. 2014 - Present Research Scientist at NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
Mar. 2013 - Mar. 2014 Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, UK
Apr. 2006 - Jun. 2014 Researcher at NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
Mar. 2010 Ph.D. in Informatics from Kyoto University, Japan
Mar. 2006 Master's in Informatics from Kyoto University, Japan
Jun. 2005 - Mar. 2006 Trainee at NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
Aug. 2004 Intern at NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
Mar. 2004 Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan
Awards
  • IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop Best Paper Award Honorable Mention, December 2015
  • IEICE ISS Young Researcher's Award in Speech Field, June 2011
  • ASJ Itakura Prize Innovative Young Researcher Award, March 2011
  • ASJ Awaya Prize Young Researcher Award, September 2010
Highlights
Selected Publications
A complete list of my publications is available here.
Academic Activities
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
  • Member of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)
  • Member of the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ)
  • Publicity Co-Chair of The REVERB (REverberant Voice Enhancement and Recognition Benchmark) Workshop, 2014
  • Organising Committee Member of The REVERB Challenge, 2013-2014
  • Workshop Committee Member of 2007 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA 2007), 2007
Contact
Tel: +81 774 93 5326
E-mail: yoshioka.takuya@lab.ntt.co.jp
NTT Communication Science Laboratories
2-4, Hikari-dai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun
Kyoto 619-0237, Japan