Kei Hashimoto

Kei Hashimoto receieved the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science, computer science and engineering, and scientific and engineering simulation from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya,
Japan in 2006, 2008, and 2011, respectively.  From October 2008 to January 2009, he was an intern researcher at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Kyoto, Japan. From
April 2010, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan.  From May 2010 to September 2010, he was a visiting researcher
at University of Edinburgh and Cambridge University.  From April 2012, he is now an Assistant Professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan. His research interests include statistical speech recognition, speech synthesis and machine translation. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of Japan.


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Christophe Veaux

Christophe Veaux is a research associate in the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a PhD in Signal Processing from Telecom Paris (2005). During his PhD, he was working on speech enhancement techniques using statistical models. From 2006 to 2010, he has been working at Ircam (Paris) on expressive speech synthesis, prosodic modeling and expressivity transformations. Since 2011, he has been in CSTR, his work is mainly focused on clinical applications of HMM-based speech synthesis such as voice reconstruction. He is also involved in the Natural Speech Technology and u-Dialogue projects.


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Ryota Nishimura

Ryota Nishimura was born in Mie, Japan, on May 20, 1982. He received his B.E., M.E., and Dr.Eng. degrees in information and computer sciences from Toyohashi University of Technology in 2005, 2007, and 2010 respectively. He worked on Nagoya University as an technical assistantF from 2011 to 2012. Currently he is an assistant professor of Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. His research interests include spoken languate processing and spoken dialog systems. He is a member of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ), the Institute of Electronics, Information and  Communication Engineers (IEICE), the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI), and Phonetic society of Japan (PSJ).


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