NTT Communication Science Laboratories award

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Members of NTTCSL have won a number of prestigous international awards.
The affiliation of the awardee reflects that at the time the award was granted.
For domestic awards, please look here (Japanese only).

2014.11.14  16th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction  Outstanding Paper Award

  • Analysis of Respiration for Prediction of “Who Will Be Next Speaker and When" in Multi-Party Meetings
    • Ryo Ishii(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Kazuhiro Otsuka(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Shiro Kumano(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Junji Yamato(NTT CS Labs.)

2014.11.13  ACM Recognition of Service Award

  • General Chair of CABS'14
    • Naomi Yamashita(NTT CS Labs.)

2014.06.26  EuroHaptics Society  Best Demonstration Award

  • Distinct pseudo-attraction force sensation by a thumb-sized vibrator that oscillates asymmetrically
    • Tomohiro Amemiya(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Hiroaki Gomi(NTT CS Labs.)

2014.06.26  EuroHaptics Society Poster Presentation: Honorable Mention

  • Vibrotactile frequency discrimination performance with cross channel distractors
    • Scinob Kuroki(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Junji Watanabe(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Shin'ya Nishida(NTT CS Labs.)

2012.10.25  ACM ICMI2012 (14th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction) Outstanding Paper Award

  • Linking speaking and looking behavior patterns with group composition, perception, and performance
    • Dinesh Babu Jayagopi(Idiap)
    • Dairazalia Sanchez-Cortes(Idiap)
    • Kazuhiro Otsuka(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Junji Yamato (NTT CS Labs.)
    • Daniel Gatica-Perez(Idiap)

2012.09.16  18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM 2012) Best Paper Award

  • A Multisensory VR System Exploring the Ultra-Reality
    • Yasushi Ikei (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
    • Koji Abe(Tokyo Metropolitan University)
    • Koichi Hirota(Tokyo Univ.)
    • Tomohiro Amemiya(NTT CS Labs.)

2012.07.10  The 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics Best Paper Award

  • Bayesian Symbol-Refined Tree Substitution Grammars for Syntactic Parsing
    • Hiroyuki Shindo(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Yusuke Miyao(NII)
    • Akinori Fujino(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Masaaki Nagata(NTT CS Labs.)

2012.07.06  30th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports 
Second Place in the Hans Gros New Investigator Award Poster Presentation Competition

  • INTER-TRIAL DIFFERENCE ANALYSIS THROUGH APPEARANCE-BASED MOTION TRACKING
    • Dan Mikami(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Toshitaka Kimura(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Koji Kadota(Osaka Univ.)
    • Makio Kashino(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Kunio Kashino(NTT CS Labs.)

2011.11.11  ISO/IEC Certificatie of Appreciation

  • ISO/IEC 23000-6:2009/Amd.1:2010
    • Noboru Harada(NTT CS Labs.

2011.11.11  The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing "Finalist, Best Paper Award"

  • Extracting Pre-ordering Rules from Predicate-Argument Structures
    • Xianchao Wu(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Katsuhito Suto(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Kevin Duh(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Hajime Tsukada(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Masaaki Nagata(NTT CS Labs.)

2011.2.25  12th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics Best Presentation Award

  • Providing Cross-Lingual Editing Assistance to Wikipedia Editors
    • Kevin Duh(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Albert Ching-Man Au Yeung(NTT CS Labs.)

2010.11.10  Information Ingegration and web-based Application & Services Best Paper Award

  • Misual -- Music Visualization based on Acoustic Data --
    • Naoko Kosugi(NTT CS Labs.)

2010.9.10  University of Bristol 2nd Prize for 'Best Poster' at Dynamics Days Europe 2010

  • Phase Reduction of Stochastic Limit Cycle Oscillators
    • Kazuyuki Yoshimura(NTT CS Labs.)

2010.8.27  International Committee on Computational Linguistics Best Paper Award Finalist

  • Controlling Listening-oriented Dialogue using Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes
    • Toyomi Meguro(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Ryuichiro Higashinaka(NTT SP Labs.)
    • Yasuhiro Minami(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Kohji Dohsaka(NTT CS Labs.)

2010.7.25  ACM SIGKDD Best Research Paper Award Honorable Mention

  • Online Multiscale Dynamic Topic Models
    • Tomoharu Iwata(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Takeshi Yamada(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Yasushi Sakurai(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Naonori Ueda(NTT CS Labs.)

2010.6.1  ISO/IEC Certificatie of Appreciation

  • "ISO/IEC 23000-6:2009, Information technology - Multimedia application foramt (MPEG-A) - Part 6: Professional archival application format"
    • Noboru Harada(NTT CS Labs.)

2009.12.4  ICONIP 2009 Best Paper Award

  • RAST: A Related Abstract Search Tool
    • Shiro Usui(RIKEN)
    • Nilton L. Kamiji(RIKEN)
    • Tatsuki Taniguchi(IVIS Inc.)
    • Naonori Ueda(NTT CS Labs.)

2009.7.1  ISO/IEC Certificate of Appreciation

  • ISO/IEC 14496-3:2005/Amd.8:2008
    • Noboru Harada(NTT CS Labs.)

2009.4.21  IEEE IEEE Signal Processing Society 2008 SPS Young Author Best Paper Award

  • A Multipitch Analyzer Based on Harmonic Temporal Structured Clustering
    • Hirokazu Kameoka(NTT CS Labs.)

2009.1.1  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

  •    Shoji Makino(NTT CS Labs.)

2008.8.2  ACM SIGKDD KDD 2008 Best Paper Awards

  • SPIRAL: Efficient and Exact Model Identification for Hidden Markov Models
    • Yasuhiro Fujiwara (NTT SP Labs.)
    • Yasushi Sakurai(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Masashi Yamamuro (NTT SP Labs.)

2007.12.20  IEEE The 1st IEEE Signal Processing Society Japan Chapter Student Paper Award

  • A Multipitch Analyzer Based on Harmonic Temporal Structured Clustering
    • Hirokazu Kameoka(NTT CS Labs.)

2007.11.14  ACM Ninth International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2007) Outstanding Paper Award

  • Automatic Inference of Cross-modal Nonverbal Interactions in Multiparty Conversations --- Who Responds to Whom, When, and How? from Gaze, Head Gestures, and Utterances ---
    • Kazuhiro Otsuka (NTT CS Labs.)
    • Hiroshi Sawada(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Junji Yamato(NTT CS Labs.)

2007.10.16  InfraMation 2007 Proclamation of Technical Excellence

  • Revealing Invisible Traces of Hand-Object Interactions with Thermal Vision
    • Hsin-Ni Ho
    • Tomohiro Amemiya(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Hideyuki Ando(NTT CS Labs.)

2007.8.27  2007 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing MLSP 2007 Data Analysis Competition Award

  • Frequency-Domain Blind Source Separation for Convolutive Mixtures of Speech/Audio Signals
    • Hiroshi Sawada(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Araki Shoko(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Shoji Makino(NTT CS Labs.)

2007.04.20  Laval Virtual Interfaces de realite virtuelle, Trophees Laval Virtual (Laval Virtual Award, VR Interfaces Award)

  • Buru-Navi
    • Tomohiro Amemiya(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Hideyuki Ando(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Taro Maeda(NTT CS Labs.)

2007.04.20  Laval Virtual Grand Prix du Jury, Trophees Laval Virtual (Laval Virtual Award "Grand Prix" Award)

  • Buru-Navi
    • Tomohiro Amemiya(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Hideyuki Ando(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Taro Maeda(NTT CS Labs.)

2006.07.22  Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing Meritorious Asian NLP Paper Award

  • Incorporating Speech Recognition Confidence into Discriminative Named Entity Recognition of Speech Data
    • Katsuhito Suto(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Hajime Tsukada(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Hideki Isozaki(NTT CS Labs.)

2006.04.19  SPIE Defense and Security Symposium 2006 ICA Unsupervised Learning Pioneer Award

  • Blind source separation of convolutive mixtures
    • Shoji Makino(NTT CS Labs.)

2006.04.18  SPIE Defense and Security Symposium 2006 Best Presentation Award

  • Real World Solutions by Blind Sources Separations & ICA
    • Shoji Makino(NTT CS Labs.)

2004.07.21  Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Agents Research Award

  •    Makoto Yokoo(NTT CS Labs.)

2004.07.19  The Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS 2004)

  • Strategy/False-name Proof Protocols for Combinatorial Multi-Attribute Procurement Auction Best Paper Award
    • Takayuki Suyama(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Makoto Yokoo(Kyushu University)

2004.01.01  IEEE IEEE Fellow

  • for contributions to adaptive filtering technologies and the realization of acoustic echo cancellation
    • Shoji Makino(NTT CS Labs.)

2004.01.01  IEEE IEEE Fellow

  • for contributions to speech compression and speech recognition
    • Noboru Sugamura(NTT CS Labs.)

2003.09.10  International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control Best Paper Award

  • Blind separation of more speech than sensors with less distortion by combining sparseness and ICA
    • Araki Shoko(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Shoji Makino(NTT CS Labs.)
    • A. Blin(NTT CS Labs. Internship student)
    • Ryo Mukai(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Hiroshi Sawada(NTT CS Labs.)

2002.08.18  PRIMA2002 Best Paper Award

  • False-name-proof Multi-unit Auction Protocol utilizing Greedy Allocation based on Approximate Evaluation Values
    • Kenji Terada(NTT PF Labs.)
    • Makoto Yokoo(NTT CS Labs.)

2001.06.19  IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Best Paper Award

  • SPFD: A New Method to Express Functional Flexibility
    • Shigeru Yamashita(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Hiroshi Sawada(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Akira Nagoya(NTT NI Labs.)

2001.01.01  IEEE IEEE Fellow

  • For contributions to discriminative learning theory and its applications to speech recognition
    • Shigeru Katagiri(NTT CS Labs.)

2000.11.13  The 12th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence the C.V.Ramamoorthy Best Paper award

  • Interactive Generalization of a Translation Example Using Queries Based on a Semantic Hierarchy
    • Yasuhiro Akiba(ATR)
    • Hiromi Nakaiwa(NTT CS Labs.)
    • Satoshi Shirai(ATR)
    • Yoshifumi Oyama(NTT CS Labs.)

1998.01.01  IEEE Fellow

  • For leadership in collaborative research on human-machine processing
    • Tohkura Yoh'ichi(NTT BR Labs.)

1996.04.25  IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Best Video Award

  • A general framework for appearance matching
    • S.K.Nayar(Columbia University)
    • S.A.Nene(Columbia University)
    • Hiroshi Murase(NTT BR Labs.)

1994.06.22  IEEE CVPR '94 Best Paper Award

  • Illumination Planning for Object Recognition in Structured Environments
    • Hiroshi Murase(NTT BR Labs.)
    • S.K.Nayar(Columbia University)