Shigeto Furukawa, Ph.D.

Born in Niigata, Japan in 1969

NTT Communication Science Laboratories 
Human Information Science Laboratory Executive Manager, Senior Distinguished Researcher
e-mail: shigeto,furukawa,ne*hco,ntt,co,jp (Replace "*" with "@", and "," with ".")
3-1 Morinosato-Wakamiya, Atsugi, Kanagawa,
243-0198 JAPAN
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Education and work experiences

1987 - 1991 Kyoto University,
Dept. of Environmental and Sanitary Engineering
1991 - 1993 Graduate school of Kyoto University,
Dept. of Environmental and Sanitary Engineering,
Master of Engineering (Environmental and Sanitary Engineering)
4 - 7, 1993 Frontier Researcher
Laboratory for Neural Systems, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan
1993 - 1996 University of Cambridge (Wolfson College),
Department of Experimental Psychology.
Supervisor: Prof. Brian C. J. Moore
Doctor of Philosophy (auditory perception)
1996 - 2001 Postdoctral Research Fellow,
University of Michigan, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kresge Hearing Research Institute
Mentor: Prof. John C. Middlebrooks
2001 - present

NTT Communication Science Labs,
Human and Information Science Lab,

(Current position)
Human Information Science Laboratory, Executive Manager
Senior Distinguished Researcher

Adjunct position(s)

2008 - 2009 Adjunct Associate Professor,
Toyohashi University of Technology,
Media Science Research Center

Teaching experiences

Supervisor of undergraduate studens in Japanese language and in the psychology of hearing (1994-1996; Univ. of Cambridege)
Mentor of short-term intern students from California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Toyohashi University of Technology, and Osaka University (NTT-CS Labs)
Advisor of doctoral students belonging to Univ. of Tokyo, and Chukyo Univ. (NTT-CS Labs)
Non-full-time lecturer at Tokyo Woman's Christian University: "Multimedia and Psychology (Hearing)" (2010-2011; NTT-CS Labs)
Non-full-time lecturer at Kyoto City University of Arts: "Musicology Special Lecture" (2016; NTT-CS Labs)

Academic affliation

Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Acoustical Society of America
Acoustical Society of Japan
Japan Neuroscience Society
Japan Audiological Society
Japanese Psychonomic Society
Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence


Executive council member, editorial board member, award committee member, reviewing committee member, session chair of annual meeting, etc., of the Acoustical Society of Japan
Editorial board member, Trends in Hearing


Music; choral singing and conducting
Cooking, eating and drinking