Ichi Takumi received B.E. and M.S. degree from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan in 1982 and 1984, respectively. both in electronics engineering. He joined Oki Electric Co. He has a Doctor of Engineering degree from Nagoya Institute of Technology. Since December 1985, he has been with the Nagoya Institute of Technology, where he is now a professor of Dept. of Computer Science and I.C.T. center. He has been interested in digital signal processing, digital communication, coding theory, computer network, computer security and environmental electro-magnetic field.

Akinobu Lee was born in Kyoto, Japan, on December 19, 1972.  He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in information science, and the Ph.D. degree in informatics from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1996, 1998 and 2000, respectively.  He worked on Nara Institute of Science and Technology as an assistance professor from 2000-2005.  Currently he is a professor of Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. His research interests include large vocabulary continuous speech recognition, spoken language understanding, and real-world spoken dialogue system.  He is a member of IEEE, ISCA, IPSJ and the Acoustical Society of Japan.


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Takahiro Uchiya is an associate professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan. He received his Ph.D. degree from Tohoku University in 2004. His research interests include knowledge engineering and design methodologies of agent system. Dr.Uchiya is a member of IEICE and IPSJ.


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