Yoshihiko Nankaku

Yoshihiko Nankaku received the B.E. degree in Computer Science, and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya Japan, in 1999, 2001, and 2004 respectively. After a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Nagoya Institute of Technology, he is currently an Assistant Professor at the same Institute. His research interests include statistical machine learning, speech recognition, speech synthesis, image recognition, and multi-modal interface. He is a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) and the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ).

 

web site:
http://www.sp.nitech.ac.jp/~nankaku

Junichi Yamagishi (Co-Investigator)

Junichi Yamagishi is a senior research follow and holds an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship in the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) at the University of Edinburgh. He was awarded a Ph.D. by Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2006 for a thesis that pioneered speaker-adaptive speech synthesis and was awarded the Tejima Prize as the best Ph.D. thesis of Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2007. Since 2006, he has been in CSTR and has authored and co-authored about 100 refereed papers in international journals and conferences. His work has led directly to three large-scale EC FP7 projects and two collaborations based around clinical applications of this technology. A recent co-authored paper was awarded IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Student Paper Award and as cited as a ``landmark achievement of speech synthesis.'' He was awarded the Itakura Prize (Innovative Young Researchers Prize) from the Acoustic Society of Japan for his achievements in adaptive speech synthesis. He is an external member of the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research in Edinburgh.

 

web site:
http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/ssi/people/jyamagis.html

Keiichiro Oura

Keiichiro Oura received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 2010. He was an intern/co-op resercher at ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan, from September 2007 to December 2007. From Mar. 2008 to Nov. 2009, he was a postdoctral fellow of the EMIME project at the Nagoya Institute of Technology. From Dec. 2009 to Mar. 2012, he was a postdoctral fellow of the SCOPE project at the Nagoya Institute of Technology. He is currently a postdoctral fellow of the CREST project at the Nagoya Institute of Technology. His research interests include statistical speech recognition and synthesis. He received the ISCSLP Best Student Paper Award and the Yamashita SIG Research Award in 2008 and 2010, respectively. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of Japan and Information Processing Society of Japan.

 

web site:
http://www.sp.nitech.ac.jp/~uratec