Profile

School

1971.4 - 1974.3 Takamatsu high school                     
1974.4 - 1978.3 University of Tokyo
1980.4 - 1982.3 University of Tokyo (master)


Degree

1978 [ Bachelor ] Electrical Analog of a Single-Flux Quantum Device for Logic Design.
1980 [ Master ] Human Information Processing Model for Music signals.
1989 [ Ph. D. ] Medium Bit Rate Speech Coding Based on Frequency Domain Vector Quantization.


Work

1980.4 - 1988.12 NTT / Research Engineer
low bit rate speech coding
1989.1 - 1989.11 AT&T Bell Labs / Guest Researcher
low delay speech coding
1989.12 - 1997.3 NTT / Senior Research Engineer
low bit rate speech coding contribution to Japanese cellular standardization contribution to ITU-T G.729 standard
1997.4 - 2001.3 NTT / Senior Research Engineer, Distinguished Technical Member
low bit rate audio coding and contribution to ISO/IEC MPEG-4
2001.4 - 2003.12 NTT / Senior Research Engineer, Supervisor
lossless coding and contribution to ISO/IEC MPEG-4
2004.1 - 2007.3 NTT / Executive manager
managing Human and Information Research Lab. lossless coding and contribution to ISO/IEC MPEG-4
2007.4 - NTT / Head, Moriya Research Lab.


Award

Public award

1985 Young engineer award from IEICE Japan.
1988 Awaya memorial young engineer award from the Acoustical Society of Japan.
1994 Technical development award from the Acoustical Society of Japan.
1995 Kobayashi memorial achievement award from IEICE Japan.
1995 Paper award from IEICE Japan.
1996 Telecomm. system engineering award from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation.
1996 Technical development award from the Acoustical Society of Japan.
1996 The minister of post and telecommunication award from RCR.
1997 Best technology award from Nikkei-BP.
1998 Distinguished invention award from Science and Technology Agency.
1999 Telecomm. system engineering award from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation.
1999 Certificate of appreciation from ISO/IEC
2001 Certificate of appreciation from ISO/IEC
2003 IEEE Fellow
2003 Excellent patent award from the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
2006 Paper award from Information Processing Society of Japan.
2006 Standard contribution award from Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan.
2007 Telecomm. system engineering award from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation.
2007 Achievement award from IEICE Japan.
2008 Japan Audio Society Award.
2008 Prizes for Science and Technology from the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2008 Maejima Award
2010 Medal with purple ribbon
2012 Distinguished Achievement and Contributions Award from IEICE Japan.
2014 Standard Achievement award from Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan.
2015 IEICE Fellow
2016 IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award
2016 Technical development award from the Acoustical Society of Japan.
2016 APSIPA Industrial Distinguished Leader
2018 IEICE Fundamentals Review Best Author Award

NTT internal award

1990 Award from Mobile communication system labs.
1992 Award from Human interface labs.
1993 NTT presidents' award
1994 Award from Human interface labs.
1995 Award from Human interface labs.
1995 NTT R&D award
1996 NTT presidents' award
1997 Award from Human interface labs.
1999 Award from Human interface labs.
2002 Distinguished patent award (2 patent families)
2003 Award from Cyber Communication labs.
2004 NTT R&D Fellow
2004 Distinguished patent award
2005 Distinguished patent award
2006 Award from the Director of CS Labs.
2006 NTT presidents' award
2007 NTT Fellow
2007 NTT Science and Core Technology Laboratory Group's award
2008 Distinguished patent award
2011 Distinguished patent award
2014 Distinguished patent award
2014 NTT Science and Core Technology Laboratory Group's award
2016 NTT presidents' award
2017 Distinguished patent award
2018 NTT presidents' award

Academic Services

Tutor

1990 Advisor of Ph. D. Student at University of Maryland            
1994 Lecturer at Gumma University
1995 Lecturer at University of Tokyo
1995 Lecturer at University of Aizu
1999 Lecturer at Nagoya University
2000 Lecturer for JICA students
2000 Lecturer at Technical University of Berlin
2000 Lecturer at Yamagata University
2001 Lecturer for JICA students
2001 Lecturer at Nanyan Technological University (Singapore)
2001 Lecturer at JAIST
2002-2005 Guest Professor at University of Tokyo
2003 Lecturer at Japan Defense Agency
2003 Lecturer at Mie University
2004 Lecturer at Tokyo Institute of Technology
2004 Invited Lecturer for I2R A*STAR (Singapore)
2004 Lecturer at University of Tokyo
2006 Invited Lecturer for I2R A*STAR (Singapore)
2006 Lecturer at Japan Wemen's University
2006 Lecturer at Ryukyuu University
2007-2008 Lecturer at the University of Electro-Communications
2010 Lecturer at Tokyo Denki Universityo
2011-2014 Guest Professor at University of Tokyo

Editor

1994 - 1998 Editor of Transactions of IEICE, Japan
2000 - Editor of ISO/IEC 14496-3:1999/COR 1 (MPEG-4 audio corrigendum 1)
2000 Co-editor of ISO/IEC 14496-5:2000 (MPEG-4 reference software)

Committee member

1997 - 2001 Member of IEEE Speech Technical Committee
1995, 1997, 1999, 2000 Committee member of IEEE Speech Coding Workshop
1998 - Committee member of The Audio Engineering Society
1999 - 2004 Technical committee member for The Acoustical Society of Japan
2001 IEEE Senior Member
2005 - Committee member of the Acoustical Society of Japan
2006 - Committee member of AES Tokyo Convention 2007
2008 - 2010 IEEE SP society Fellow evaluation committe member
2008 - 2011 Chair of the SC29 Technical Committee of Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan
2011 - 2013 Vice President of the Acoustical Society of Japan
2013 - 2014 Vice Chair of IEEE SP society Japan chapter
2013 - 2015 Senior Editorial Board member of IEEE Journal for Selected Topics in Signal Processing
2015 - 2016 Chair of IEEE SP society Tokyo joint chapter
2015 - 2020 Member of IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee
2016 - Member of IEICE ESS Fellow Nomination Committee
2017 - 2023 Member of Science Council of Japan