Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Sadao Hiroya was born in Japan on June 1976. He received the B.S. degree from Tokyo University of Science in 1999 and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He joined NTT Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation in 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was also a researcher in the CREST project of the Japan Science and Technology Agency. From 2007 to 2008, he was a visiting scholar at Boston University, USA. His current research interests include the links between production and perception of speech, functional brain imaging and acoustic-to-articulatory inversion problems.
He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), and the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ).

Work Experience

April 2001 - present Distinguished Researcher & Senior Research Scientist NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
October 2007 - September 2008 Research Fellow Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University
May 2001 - November 2003 Researcher Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) project, Japan Science and Technology Agency


October 2005 - September 2006 Department of Information Processing, Tokyo Institute of Technology Ph.D.
April 1999 - March 2001 Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology M.E.
April 1995 - March 1999 Department of Applied Mathematics, Tokyo University of Science B.S.


March 2015 The 2nd ASJ Activity Contribution Award
April 2014 NTT CS Lab Director's Research and Development Award
March 2006 The 1st Itakura Prize Innovative Young Researcher Award by the Acoustical Society of Japan
March 2004 The 4th SICE System Integration Division Annual Conference (SI2003) Presentation Award

Professional activity

August 2016 - present Committee Member, Research Committee on Speech Communication, ASJ
May 2015 - present Associate Editor, Editorial Committee, ASJ
May 2013 - present Associate Editor, Acoustical Science Series, ASJ
May 2013 - present Associate Editor, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences (Japanese Edition)
April 2012 - March 2017 Part-time lecturer at Tokyo Woman's Christian University
April 2010 - March 2013 Secretary, Technical Committee of Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, ASJ
May 2007 - May 2013 Committee Member, Technical Committee on Speech, IEICE/ASJ